Open Call

AIR program in Fablab Buinho (Portugal) - Summer edition


No Funding
Messejana, Portugal


Location: Messejana, Alentejo, Portugal Duration: Minimum 2 weeks and maximum 3 months Residency modalities and applications: We accept applications on an ongoing basis. Applicants should apply to Buinho by email (, and selection is decided by a curatorial jury that evaluates the submitted project and portfolios. Application Information: Artists interested in participating should send by email ( a short curriculum, motivation letter and description of the project. 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. Support: Accommodation, Studios, Technical support, Workshops, Public presentations, Open studios Costs: 150€ per week or 600€ per month URL:

Number of Participants

We offer 5 private bedrooms and studio spaces. Some of the private rooms are double bed and can accommodate partners or family.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


March 01, 2020 - October 31, 2020


  • €600.00 program fee (monthly)


Computer Lab, Co-Working, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Film Editing Suite, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library, Sculpture Facility, Shared Studio, Wood Shop


Kitchen, Live/Work, Private Bathroom, Private Housing, Private Room, Shared Bathroom


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks, Tea

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Courses, Critique, Discussion, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Mural Projects, Online Exhibition, Open Studios, Retreat, Round Tables, Schools, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Acting, Activists, Animation, Architecture, Augmented Reality, Biotech, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Cinematography, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Film, Illustration, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Moving Image, Multimedia, Museum Technology, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Public Art, Research, Robotics, Scholar, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Start Up, Tech, Textile, Theatre, Thinkers, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design


English, French, Portugese , Spanish

Program Description

Buinho offers a unique working experience in the historic town of Messejana, Southern Portugal. Our fablab and studios are equipped with all the necessary tools and equipements to enhance the possibilities of experimentation of our residents. Besides access to lasercut, 3D printing and other technologies, Buinho also provides free introductory courses and production assistance. Messejana is located in the South of Portugal, offering delightful contrasts between the past aristocratic houses with its hidden patios, the small rural dwellings, and baroque white churches. The creative residency program of Buinho provides private accommodation and shared work-spaces in two different locations: Morgadinho house, a remodeled manor from the 17th century, suggests a romantic mood for individualist workers and writers; The second space, Buinho main studio and fablab is also a traditional house, but that was entirely renovated to provide a modern studio style residence.

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