House of Sustainable Arts (CAS- Casa de Artes Sustentáveis)


Our residencies are ideal for circus and performing arts, though we have also successfully hosted visual artists. With flexible timelines and budgets, we offer reduced-price accommodations to artists who contribute to the cultural life of the space through workshops, classes, exhibits and performances. The hostel infrastructure provides guidance and tour options to foreign artists seeking local immersive experiences. Our production team helps curate the residency activities and guarantee local participation through registration, ticket and artwork sales. We always the event profits and sales with the artists in residence and tailor the experience to each’s skills, goals and vision. Our goal as a residency is to build a worldwide network of artists to host reciprocal residency programs and to follow through with the relationships built through the shared experience.

Residency Programme since: 2017
Description of Organisation:

We are an artistic collective located in a 19th Century four-story mansion in the historic downtown of Salvador, Brazil. We cultivate integrated performance arts including music, dance, juggling, clown, aerial arts, and theater. We offer spaces of cultural interaction, including a Café Bar with a breathtaking view of the Bay of All Saints, a reading room, a front, a studio for dance, yoga, exhibits and workshops, and cultural activities throughout the week. Our studio can be utilized for training, rehearsal, education and performance. We have three private rooms and one shared room with six bunk beds, each with a unique view. Our collective has a social impact and education component, in that we offer our activities to the local community and incentivize art education for young children who have little access in the Brazilian public schools. Our space is perfect for self-discovery, community engagement and diverse cultural production. We seek cultural and artistic exchange within the vibrant scene of Salvador, Brazil.

Organisation founded in: 2017
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Hotel or Guest house
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Local schools, cultural centers, university
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): $200
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Production costs
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    • Workshop
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Gardening
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Salvador
    Nearest Train Station: Salvador metro
    How to reach by plane: Salvador, Brazil airport
    Street & Number: Rua Democrata, 21
    Postal Code: 40060-100
    City: Salvador
    Country long: Brazil
    Rua Democrata, 21
    Salvador 40060-100 BA BRA
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