ARTErra- Residências Rurais Artísticas

General information

Brief description of organisation

ARTErra, is a private structure of incentive to the arts and creation. In a laboratory logic, the artist finds in Arterra a house with a series of comforts and a "garden to create", where several studios and rooms for creative processes and development of an artistic work with or without need for public presentation.
You can apply and plan your stay from 1 week up to 6 month

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Arterra is a multidisciplinary artistic residence in a quiet and green small village in the North/Center Portugal.
We offered the artists two distinct spaces, the house where they can do the meals, rest, meet,read...
And the "creation yard", with different work rooms, sound studio and open air gardens, animals and trees.Also in the main square of our village we have a workshop room that artists can use to work, interact with locals, exhibit work...
We are committed to do the best to provide a inspiring work environment to our guests.
We are prepared to receive multidisciplinary art projects.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Other

Private company

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Other

Visitors or partners are allowed but with a day fee 50€

Grants available

We don´t have any kind of financial support yet, but i can suggest you to find some grants in:

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other

health insurance

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of an Artwork
  • Other

a book to donate to our library

Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure


Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


RuralBetween 2 mountains, close to a river,village, quiet, central Portugal

  • Internet Connection
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Sound Recording Studio
  • Film Studio
  • Plaster Room
  • Musical Instruments
  • Workroom in the main square of the village, great exposure and meeting point, Clay weel,microphone b&w photo resources,toolls,inks and books,tv,dvd´s,...
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Ceramics Facilities
  • Welding Tools
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portugese
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Rural activities,yoga,gardening,cicling,feeding animals

How to reach

By train

to Santa Comba Dão

By plane

to Porto
and Lisboa

By car

Latitude: 40°31´15.86N
Longitude: 8°1´57.64W

Nearest airport

Porto or Lisbon

Contact information

ARTErra- Residências Rurais Artísticas
Lobão da Beira, Rua Nossa Senhora do Crasto, Nº380
3460-207 Tondela

Phone: +351963779054

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