Terra UNA

Name of Residency: Terra UNA

We maintain an artist residency program since 2007 and has received more than 100 artists in residence processes in this innovative program aimed at the integration of contemporary art, ecology and sustainability. We believe that art can be deeply linked to the creative transformation of the world in social and environmental challenges we face.

You can now participate in the following ways

Collective seasons: Group residence. With some theme in common the artists intensify the collective exchanges. At the end of the period there is an open event.

Upcoming collective seasons

“Magic and Art” from 12 January to 9 February 2020

Flexible Residence

Send your proposal and the dates you’d like to be with us in a private room and participating in the ecovillage life.

Residency Programme since: 2007
Description of Organisation:

Terra UNA is an ecovillage, a rural culture point, a living space with food production and educational center located in a protected area in the Mountains of Serra da Mantiqueira, Minas Gerais.

Organisation founded in: 2006
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 6
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: N/A
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Room
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Printmaking
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Animations
  • Film-making
  • Architecture
  • Curatorial
  • Education Programmes
  • Photography
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Meals
  • Fabric and textiles
  • Access to salvaged and natural materials
  • Library
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Library/research resources
  • Sound recording studio
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
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): from U$ 1200 / moth
    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
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Gardening
    • Forest Conservation
    • Family Life
    Selection process: By staff
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Rio de Janeiro
    Nearest Train Station: Resende, RJ
    How to reach by plane: If you come by plane, we are 4 hours away from Rio de Janeiro, 5 hours form S?o Paulo and 6 from Belo Horizonte.
    How to reach by train: If you come by bus from S?o Paulo or Rio, you must go to Resende, RJ and then to Bocaina de Minas, MG. If you come from Minas gerais you must go to Juiz de Fora, MG, and then to Liberdade MG.We recommend that you take a taxi or charter van from those near citys to bring you to the Ecovilage.
    How to reach by car: If you are coming by car, please request a map. We are near by Liberdade and Bocaina de Minas, MG
    Street & Number: Fazenda soberbo s/n Zona Rural
    Postal Code: 37350-000
    City: Liberdade, Serra da Mantiqueira
    Country long: Brazil
    Fazenda soberbo s/n Zona Rural
    Liberdade, Serra da Mantiqueira 37350-000 BRA
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