Open Call

Copy of Buinho residency program (Portugal) - last vacancies 2024


No Funding
Messejana, Portugal


Monthly 2024 fees are the following: 1. São João larger bedroom with private bathroom - 900€; 2. São João other two bedrooms - 800€; 3. Padaria - 900€; 4. Casa da Avo - 900€ An accompanying person has a 50% discount but must share the accommodation. The minimum duration of each residency is two weeks and the maximum is two months. Artists interested in participating should send by email ( a short curriculum, motivation letter, description of the project, and 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 who seek opportunities for international visibility and curriculum.

Number of Participants

6 Artists


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


August 01, 2024 - December 31, 2024


  • €800.00-900.00 program fee (monthly)


Computer Lab, Co-Working, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Large Format Printers, Library, Piano, Print Shop, Shared Studio, VR Studio, 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, Professional Development, Schools, Teaching Exchange, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Acting, Activists, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Arts Administrator, Augmented Reality, Biotech, Cartoonist, Chefs, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Culinary, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Jewelry, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Metalsmith, 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, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design, Web Development


English, Portugese , Spanish

Program Description

Surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes and rich heritage, Buinho combines a state-of-the-art fablab and studios fully equipped with the tools and equipment necessary to amplify the possibilities for experimentation among our residents. From laser cutting to 3D printing and other cutting-edge technologies, we provide access to these resources, along with free introductory courses and production assistance. The creative residency program of Buinho provides private accommodation and shared work-spaces in six different locations within Messejana. More information on our website – Residency guidelines - Some videos we prepared about Messejana: 1. 2.

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