Open Call

AIR program in Fablab Buinho (Portugal) – 2023 (last vacancies)


No Funding
Messejana, Portugal


Monthly 2023 fees are the following: 1. São João larger bedroom with private bathroom - 850€; 2. São João other two bedrooms - 750€; 3. Joaquina's studio-house - 900€; Accompanying person has a 50% discount but must share the accommodation. The minimum duration of each residency is two weeks and the maximum is three months. Artists interested in participating should send by email ( a short curriculum, motivation letter and description of the project. Equally important is to mention the proposed dates for the residency (start and length). Applications are evaluated by an advisory committee and take into consideration the following parameters: a) artistic quality; b) relevance of the project; c) motivation of the candidate Our AIR program values multidisciplinarity, so we expect the acceptance of creatives from different backgrounds, media, and experiences. We also try to support emerging artists that seek opportunities for international visibility and curriculum

Number of Participants

5 Artists


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 01, 2023 - December 31, 2023


  • €750.00-900.00 program fee (monthly)


Computer Lab, Co-Working, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Large Format Printers, Library, Piano, Wood Shop


Apartment, Kitchen, Private Bathroom, Private Housing, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Courses, Critique, Discussion, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Mural Projects, Online Exhibition, Open Studios, Schools, Teaching Exchange, Workshops


Acting, Activists, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Arts Administrator, Augmented Reality, Biotech, Cartoonist, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Robotics, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Tech, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design, Web Development


English, Portugese , Spanish

Program Description

Living in a rural environment is nowadays an advantage. But Buinho offers more than just a safe place. We are located in the historic town of Messejana, Southern Portugal. Besides the surrounding natural landscape and heritage, our fablab and studios are equipped with all the necessary tools and equipment’s to enhance the possibilities of experimentation of our residents. Besides access to lasercutters, 3D printing and other technologies, Buinho also provides free introductory courses and production assistance. The creative residency program of Buinho provides private accommodation and shared work-spaces in five different locations within Messejana. More information on our website – Residency guidelines - Some videos we prepared about Messejana: 1. 2.

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