Terra UNA

General information

Brief description of organisation

Terra UNA is an ecovillage, a rural culture point, a living space with food production and educational center located in a protected area in the Mountains of Serra da Mantiqueira, Minas Gerais.

Brief description of residency program

We maintain an artist residency program since 2007 and has received more than 100 artists in residence processes in this innovative program aimed at the integration of contemporary art, ecology and sustainability. We believe that art can be deeply linked to the creative transformation of the world in social and environmental challenges we face.

You can now participate in the following ways

Collective seasons: Group residence. With some theme in common the artists intensify the collective exchanges. At the end of the period there is an open event.
Upcoming collective seasons
"Residence Artists and children" 1 to 30 July 2017 >> Registration until April 30
Residence for artists with integrated and parallel activities with children.
"Magic Art" from 6 to 28 January 2018 >> Registration until August 30

Auto residence: Send your proposal and the dates you´d like to be with us in a private room and participating in the ecovillage life (4 weeks Min.)
Spring: Proposals for September through December: through May 30, 2017
Autumn: Proposals for March through June 2018: through November 30, 2017

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Curatorial
  • 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
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Other

artist assistent

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

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
  • Florest
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Ceramics Facilities
Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

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

How to reach

By train

If you come by bus from São Paulo or Rio, you must go to Resende, RJ and then to Bocaina de Minas, MG.
If you come from Minas gerais you must go to Juiz de Fora, MG, and then to Liberdade MG.
We recommend that you take a taxi or charter van from those near citys to bring you to the Ecovilage.

By plane

If you come by plane, we are 4 hours away from Rio de Janeiro, 5 hours form São Paulo and 6 from Belo Horizonte.

By car

If you are coming by car, please request a map.
We are near by Liberdade and Bocaina de Minas, MG

Nearest airport

Rio de Janeiro

Contact information

Terra UNA
Fazenda soberbo s/n Zona Rural
37350-000 Liberdade, Serra da Mantiqueira


Phone: 55_21_972588562

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