MiratecArts is a not-for-profit artist-run organization created to enhance individual, team and organizational productivity in the arts world. Our residency programs include individual stay to work with the support of our artistic director, and also group programs that work on a theme or a style.

Pico island, middle of the Atlantic Ocean, vulcanic mountain, prestine lagoons, hundreds of shades of green with flowers perking from every orface, natural sea-pools, whales and dolphins and birds at viewing distance, caves and trails to explore, dark lava fields, over 300 craters visible at climbing the 2351 meter-high mountain… and MiratecArts Galera Costa, a 24 thousand meter square vinyard, garden, forest, coastal landscape private property for particpants to explore and create… an artist paradise.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

MiratecArts is a not-for-profit artist-run organization created to enhance individual, team and organizational productivity in the arts world. MiratecArts leads various artistic projects including festivals: Montanha Pico Festival (january), Azores Fringe (june), Cordas World Music Festival (september) and AnimaPIX (december). Also, it manages a 24,000+ square meter outdoor gallery space amid vinyards, bush, local forest and coastal zone, available for artistic exploration and instalations – perfect for residency development work.

Organisation founded in: 2012
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Portuguese
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 3
  • Months: 6
  • Months: 1 – 3
  • Months: 6 – 12
  • Months: 3 – 6
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Apartment
Shared Room
Shared Apartment
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Education Programmes
  • Photography
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Library
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Library/research resources
  • Sound recording studio
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
If your residency does not include accommodation, do you assist artists in finding accommodation?: Yes
If yes, please specify: We assist artists find accomodations beyond the short stays we may provide to certain programs.
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 50€ to 250€ depending on program
    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
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    • Workshop
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: PIX
    Nearest Train Station: NA
    How to reach by plane: www.azoresairlines.pt or www.tap.pt PIX airport, or next island HOR airport and then a half-hour boat ride
    How to reach by boat: From HOR airport in Faial island there is a half-hour boat ride.
    Street & Number: Estrada Regional 29, Mirateca-Candel_Ñ_ria
    Postal Code: 9950-153
    City: Madalena
    Country long: Portugal
    Estrada Regional 29, Mirateca-Candel_Ñ_ria
    Madalena 9950-153 PRT
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