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Founded 2014
Sesimbra, Portugal


Artist run initiative based in Portugal that aims to stimulate inspiration in a relaxed and productive environment. MAE organizes independent retreats, publications, exhibitions, workshops and other creative events.

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SESIMBRA Traditional fishing village near Lisbon (Portugal) bordered by the deep blue ocean and surrounded by imposing cliffs with a moorish castle. It is known for its beaches, peculiar culture, rich historical legacy, beautifull landscapes and great food. ATELIER Live-work multifunctional converted fishermen’s garage full of local history and character. The studio comprises an open space (18m2) with kitchenette equipped with all the basic appliances, a small bathroom and a mezzanine. There are books for reference, working tables with art materials and several tools/equipment. The studio is located in a very nice and safe neighbourhood, near a multitude of amenities (restaurants, shops, grocery stores, bakeries, food market, etc) and just 1 min from the beach.

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