Deadline: 15/06/2018

Ilhabela Island – Brazil // 2018 August and September last places – 2 and 3 week sessions

A multidisciplinary space to focus in ideas and projects in an ecological paradise

Description of residency program
Casa na Ilha is a creative retreat in Ilhabela Island, Brazil, an ecological paradise and preservation area at 200 km from Sao Pablo.Casa Na Ilha is based in a colonial house in the island of Ilhabela, Brazil.

The Residency Program is an initiative born from the idea of artists from different disciplines to create a space where creativity is encouraged, focusing in the construction of the creative process, development and curatorial process of artistic and environmental engaged projects in one place away from the city and distractions of daily routine.

Casa Na Ilha Residency programs runs in a house built by an artist above the sea level. It is 800 metres from the beach and 4 km away from the island historical center and town,

Is emplaced in the middle of the rainforest on the top of a hill, surrounded with nature and a breathtaking view to the ocean, beach, palm trees and mountains.

Located north in the island, the house is walking distance from the beach and waterfalls. The absolute peace and tranquility of the place are perfect for feeding inspiration and disconnection with the world today that generally cause blockages between the artist and their work. Close to natural waterfalls, a garden full of flowers, trees, orchards, and spring water supplies, birds and ocean sounds, creates the perfect environment to relax the mind and focus on projects.

 Casa na Ilha is a retreat space to devote time and focus to your creative pursuits in an ecological paradise. Artists can intensely dedicate on their work in progress or develop new projects. The main goal is that artists are able to focus on their ideas and projects, enhancing creativity and inspiration and connect, between them, the local community and nature .

Casa na Ilha welcomes artists with a professional standing in their field and emerging artists of promising talent. 

Duration of residency
The Residency Program is 2 -3 weeks long duration between 5 - 8 artists at a time. In case projects requires it, participants may apply for a longer period.


Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Applications are accepted from all disciplines: 

  •                  Writing
  •                  Painting
  •                  Photography
  •                  Visual/Plastic Arts
  •                  Film
  •                  Research (Sustainability/Ecology/biodiversity/Climate Change)
  •                  Dance
  •                  Sound & Music
  •                  Design
  •                  Architecture
  •                  Textile
  •                  Philosophy

The residency program promotes the development of projects in all stages, from conception of the idea to the presentation of the same.

Private and Shared

Studio/ workspace

We offer:

· Indoor and Outdoor work space
· Tutor on location available 24/7.
· Lodging in private or shared rooms en suite fully furnish.
· Natural resources from jungle, beaches waterfalls and gardens can be used without endangering the eco balance of the region.
· Wifi.
· breakfast and dinner
· Orientation and accompaniment on the project development before and after residency period.
· Interaction and connection with the community and local organizations

Fees and costs
Fees and costs are based on a 3 week residency period. We accept two week stays as well and in case of longer periods (up to 8 weeks) please contact us at info@casanailha.orgCasa na Ilha is a non profit organization, fees and cost are estimated to run the program, the facilities and the equipment 

Residency fee includes breakfast and dinner, the ones are prepared in the house every day and are shared every night between the group.

For lunch, residents can buy supplies at the local market and prepare their own meals at the house kitchen or if they decide to lunch outside the house. There is a fridge for artists to use to store their food, snacks or cravings.

Tea and coffee are available 24 hs. The water in the house comes from a waterfall, this water is filtered before reaching the tanks so tap water is safe and drinkable.

We provide linen and towels.

RESIDENCE PROGRAM FEE (Includes breakfast and daily dinners)

Shared room with shared bathroom:   600 USD // 1800 Brazilian reais PER WEEK

Private room with shared bathroom and private working space : 833 USD // 2500 Brazilian reais PER WEEK

Private room with private bathroom and private working space– Apartment: 1166 usd // 3498 Brazilian reais PER WEEK

Expectations towards the artist
Casa na Ilha is a space where to develop, improve and curate personal and group projects in an interdisciplinary ambience, nurturing for different views opinions and expertise.  The residency program promotes the development of projects in all stages, from conception of the idea to the presentation of the same.

Artists work on a self-directed residency: you will have uninterrupted, self-directed work time. We will not pressure you to deliver finished work; you can focus solely on research and development of ideas.However, during your stay there will be a tutor on location 24/7 to discuss ideas, projects and progress of work during the duration of the residency time, respecting artists pace and direction. We do not provide a set program or itinerary for artists to follow, sessions and tutor advice and support will be approached personally case by case around artists self directed practices. Tutor will give you guidance as well as help make the necessary contacts, approaches and arrangements with different parties the project requires. 

Each sessions hosts 4 – 6 artists at the same time, from different disciplines, giving the opportunity to artists in residency to gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and the development of their work through peer interaction and discussion groups. Common spaces will be conceived to promote not only collaboration between the artists, but to empower ideas between different participants and interdisciplinary learning. Casa na Ilha embraces the role of being an active platform of thinking, discussion, production and sharing trough daily interactions open to share and exchange ideas and perspectives among participants.

Casa na Ilha gathers individuals with different expertise, sensibilitites, skills and backgrounds committed to contribute to the enrichment of intellectual and artistic circles with their professional collaborations and public interactions, also carrying a strong belief in the importance of building a community that shares and grows. 

Application Process
You can apply now  Both individual and group application are accepted. 

Applications are accepted in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

  To apply we will ask:

  • Short bio or statement. 
  • Proposal describing the project or idea that you would like develop during the stay at Casa na Ilha.
  • A brief description of what you do or a selection of works or writing samples.   ( maximum of 12 items).
  • Link to website/blog (if you have one).

There is NO fee to apply. All submission will be received and process within one week.

 If your application is succesful, you will receive a letter of acceptance. To secure your place you will be requiered to make a 50% deposit of the total fees within one week. The pending amount should be cancelled 60 days prior to your arrival 

Send us and e mail to recieve your application form to or visit our website 

Ilhabela Island – Brazil // 2018 August and September last places – 2 and 3 week sessions

Ilhabela Island – Brazil // 2018 August and September last places – 2 and 3 week sessions


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