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Founded 2016
Ilhabela, Brazil


Casa Na Ilha is based in a house built above sea level in the island of Ilhabela, Brazil. Is a space where creativity is encouraged, focusing in the construction of the creative process, development and curatorial process of artistic and environmental engaged projects in one place away from the city and distractions of daily routine. The main goal is that artists are able to focus on their ideas and projects, enhancing creativity and inspiration and connect, between them, the local community and nature. Each sessions hosts artists from different disciplines, giving the opportunity to artists in residency to gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and the development of their work through peer interaction and discussion groups. Casa na Ilha embraces the role of being an active platform of thinking, discussion, production and sharing trough daily interactions open to share and exchange ideas and perspectives among participants.

Local Information

Casa na Ilha takes place in the island of Ilhabela, at the north coast of the state of Sao Pablo, Brazil. Located at 200 km from the city of Sao Pablo, is the largest island of an archipelago formed of this and other of minor dimension. Ilhabela is an ecological paradise, covered by Mata Atlantica (atlantic rainforest) home of unique fauna and flora, with more than 73 beaches and 27 waterfalls of cristalin pure water, the highest mountains are held here. Being a unique ecological ambience, and harboring various endangered species, 84% of the island is a preservation area, protected by the Parque Estadual Ilhabela. The preservation area is also home of the Caicaras, the native community of the region. The program runs in a house above the sea level. It is 800 metres from the beach and 4 km away from the island historical center and town, Is emplaced in the rainforest on the top of a hill, surrounded with nature and a breathtaking view to he ocean, beach, palm trees and mountains

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