Córtex Frontal

General information

Brief description of organisation

Córtex Frontal is a private structure of incentive to the creation. Located in Arraiolos, a small town in Alentejo Region.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Córtex Frontal is a self oriented artist residency program that aim to provide time and space to creative minds in order to reflect, discuss and create.

We welcome professional artists, researchers, workgroups and art students.

We are especially interested in projects related to the space: the residency itself, the town or the region. We will encourage projects that will leave a trace behind, being an agent of exchange/integration with the local community.

We accept now applications for residencies from April to November 2018.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • Printmaking
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

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


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners

sorry no pets allowed

Grants available

Right now we can´t provide any grants for artists but we will do our best to make your residency economical. If you are applying for a grant in your country or community we will gladly write a letter for you with all the information required. Mobility funding opportunities can be found at https://on-the-move.org/funding/europe/

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of an Artwork
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Sound Recording Studio
  • Kitchen
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Ceramics Facilities
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portugese
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By plane

Lisbon airport

By car

Coming from Lisbon by car is easy following the A2 and A6 in the direction of Évora.
Toll price is 7€

Nearest airport


Contact information

Córtex Frontal
Rua Melo Mexia 9
7040-067 Arraiolos


Phone: +351936650003

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