Buinho offers a unique working experience in the historic town of Messejana, Southern Portugal. We are located in the sunniest region of Europe, just 1 hour and a half from Lisbon and other major cities.
In 2015 we created one of the very first rural FabLabs in Europe, and rapidly became a reference for multidisciplinary residency programs.
We provide provides five individual rooms for residency, private and shared studios and living spaces. Our residents have access to the fablab equipment and technical support, we provide weekly tutoring and workshops on 3D printing, laser cutting, robotics, among other disciplines.
Our artistic residencies encourage dialogue, exchange, and experimentation. They are process-based, allowing visiting artists to develop projects in response to the relationship with the local environment and community, or to conduct research benefiting from Buinho’s resources, and the daily life and environment of Messejana.
Buinho also offers some special programs and workshops to our residents, as the Precious Plastic Workshop (for recycling plastic), or our special education branch called Buinho Playground (digital empowerment of local children and seniors). Participants are encouraged to take the opportunity to further expand the possibilities of work, taking advantage of our unique capabilities and extended support.
We also encourage exchange and community based projects with the local population of Messejana, offering exhibitions, workshops and presentations for our artists in residency.
Applicants should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- A brief description of the work you intend to create during your residency and your reasons for applying;
- Biography / CV;
- Small portfolio in PDF format or a link to portfolio site;
- The dates which you intend to stay.