Buinho offers a unique working experience in the historic town of Messejana, Southern Portugal. Messejana is a place of delightful contrasts, between the past aristocratic houses with its hidden, patios, the small rural dwellings, and baroque white churches. All surrounded by endless plains and old cork trees that characterize the Alentejo region.
Buinho is located in the sunniest region of Europe, providing more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year, also famous for its gastronomy, and just 1 hour and a half from Lisbon and other major cities. It is an opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary creative residency program for a period that can go from two weeks to three months.
The creative residency program of Buinho provides private accommodation and shared work-spaces in two different locations:
Sao Joao house is an XIX century shepherd’s house, remodelled in 2019 to offer a unique charm. It is located in the street of the museum, on top of a hill, offering from its garden a unique view over Messejana. It’s studios with high white walls and quiet environment offer the perfect setting for visual artists 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.Here technologies give you a hand to experiment, learn and make. Our fablab is equipped with all the necessary tools and machines (workstations, 3D printers, laser cutter, CNC, vinyl cutters, etc.) to enhance the possibilities of experimentation of our residents.
Each house is fully-equipped and provide accommodation in individual rooms. We also provide some technical courses related to 3D Printing and laser cutting to the residents that may desire.
Buinho is a nonprofit organization with the aim of stimulating intercultural dialogue and co-creation with the local community of Messejana. Besides offering open studios, we challenge creatives for special projects in the town museum and public spaces, which engage with the locals. Be inspired by the daily life and environment of Messejana and stimulated by the endless possibilities and different combinations that our project has to offer.
If you wish to know more about our creative residency program, please contact us by email to email@example.com
More information also available on www.buinho.pt
Buinho aims to be an inspiring place which fosters creativity, collaboration, and innovation.
In 2015 we created one of the very first rural FabLabs in Portugal.
Buinho is a place where artists, makers, researchers, and other creatives can work on their projects in the unique rural environment. It is the perfect place for studying theory and for getting hands dirty with practice.
Currently, we offer fast internet connection, fablab access, private accommodation, inspiring environments, private and shared studio space, and special workshops.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Weeks: 2
- Weeks: 3
- Months: 1
- Months: 3
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- New Media
- Private accommodation
- Private studio / workplace
- Shared studio / workplace
- Woodworking tools
- Small hand and power tools available
- Metal Working Tools
- Puppet making and craft workshop
- Fabric and textiles
- Access to salvaged and natural materials
- Welding tools
- Exhibition space
- Library/research resources
- Welding tools
- Woodworking tools
- Metalworking tools
- Technical assistance
- Promotional services
- Production costs
- No requirements
- Open Studios