General information

Brief description of organisation

MiratecArts is a not-for-profit artist-run organization created to enhance individual, team and organizational productivity in the arts world. MiratecArts leads various artistic projects including festivals: Montanha Pico festival (january), Azores Fringe (june), Cordas World Music Festival (september), Azores Birdwatching Arts Festival (november) and AnimaPIX (december). Also, it manages a 24,000+ square meter outdoor gallery space amid vinyards, bush and local forest.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Our residency programs include individual stay to work with the support of our artistic director, and also group programs that work on a theme or a style.
Pico island, middle of the Atlantic Ocean, vulcanic mountain, prestine lagoons, hundreds of shades of green with flowers perking from every orface, natural sea-pools, whales and dolphins and birds at viewing distance, caves and trails to explore, dark lava fields, over 300 craters visible at climbing the 2351 meter-high mountain... and MiratecArts Galeria Costa, a 24 thousand meter square vinyard, garden, forest, coastal landscape private property for particpants to explore and create... an artist paradise.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum

Residency conditions

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

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Other
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Exhibition
  • Donation of an Artwork
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • 24,000 square meter outdoor space to explore freely dedicated to art and artists
  • Library
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

Working language(s)
  • English
  • Portugese
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By plane

www.sata.pt PIX airport

Nearest airport


Contact information

Estrada Regional 29, Mirateca-Candelária
9950-153 Madalena


Phone: 963639996

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