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Atlas residency

Atlas residency is an opportunity for international artists to stay in the countryside with close reach to Lisbon for one to three months. The space is located in Carvalhal village in the Bombarral Municipality, next to Caldas da Rainha. The studio for the residency is composed of a warehouse of 200m2 with a working and living studio with their own kitchen and bathroom and a permaculture garden, designed to have fruits and medicinal plants all year
around. The Atlas residency is an independent artist space,  with an independent focused program opened for emerging and established artists that are looking for a place of reflection away from their usual environment and that are self-sufficient on their research. It is a non prescriptive residency program with aim of facilitating the exchange of experiences and knowledge among artists besides their individual research and production projects. While in residence, the artists will benefit from production time enhanced by the exchange of ideas and experiences with peers. The residency provides accommodation and living space. The residency is open for application from groups working together or single artists and the program can be multidisciplinary in the areas of visual arts, dance, theater, writing and music.

Residency Programme since: 2022

Description of Organisation:

  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Part of an Institution

Atlas is an artistic lab exploring the interaction in between nature and creativity. It is an independent studio space that runs a studio residency. The place is located in the west 60km from Lisbon and 10km from Caldas da Rainha and Peniche in between the urban and rural and the beach. Caldas has a great tradition in the arts with a main art college and very known for its ceramics traditions . The space is self-contained and is a living and working space located in a artist house and in a surrounding.

Organisation founded in: 2015

What type of organisation are you?:

  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Working Languages:
    • English
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish

Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Duration of residency:

  • Months: 1 – 3

Number of studios: 3

Number of artists in residence at one time:

Studio type and size: Live/work studio

Accommodation type:

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Studio living and working

Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:

  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Film-making

What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:

  • Internet
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Bicycle
  • Permaculture Garden
  • Organic swiming pool

Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: yes

Companions Allowed:

  • Partners

Application process: Digital application

Expenses paid by the artist:

  • Travel
  • Food
  • Supplies

Other activities happening at the space:

  • Workshops

Selection process: By committee

Setting: Rural

How to reach by plane:

Street & Number: Carvalhal, Torres Vedras,
Country long: Portugal