House of Sustainable Arts

General information

Brief description of residency program

We are an artistic collective located in a 19th Century four-story mansion in the historic downtown of Salvador, Brazil. We cultivate integrated Circus Arts including music, dance, juggling, clown, aerial skills, theater, sewing and painting. We offer spaces of cultural interaction, including a Café Bar with a breathtaking view of the Bay of All Saints and the highest quality coffee beans from the region, a reading room with fiction and non-fiction books for consultation, a store that sells local art, a studio for dance, yoga and workshops, and cultural activities throughout the week. Our studio can be utilized for training, rehearsal, education and performance. We have three private rooms and one shared room with six bunk beds, each with a unique view and vantage point. Our collective has a social impact and education component, in that we offer our activities to the local community and incentivize art education for young children who have little access in the Brazilian public schools. Our space is perfect for self-discovery, community engagement and diverse cultural production. We seek cultural and artistic exchange to enliven an artistic scene that is full of potential, but lacks the resources, models and encouragement to execute.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Printmaking
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

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
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Exhibition
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Library
  • Kitchen
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
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant
Contact information

House of Sustainable Arts
Rua Democrata, 21
40060-100 Salvador

Phone: 55 71 2132 1923

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