Start: April 10, 2023
12:00 am
End: May 7, 2023
10:00 pm

Event Venue

Estrada da Ribeira de São Silvestre, n.10, Chão da Serra, 2240-334 Ferreira do Zêzere, Portugal


Period of Residency : 10th April - 7th May 2023 (4 weeks)

Applications Deadline : 19th February 2023
Results : 22nd February 2023
- No application fee - 

Aviário Studio Large Format Printmaking Residency is open to both established and emerging artists, who want to develop new work in a large format using Printmaking techniques, such as relief, intaglio, silkscreen, transfer, and monotype.

During the AIR, artists will have access to technical assistance and weekly project discussions.

Studio Information:

Aviário Studio is a creative playground located in the center of Portugal, immersed in nature and just 2 kms away from the town Ferreira do Zêzere. 

The studio has 6 rooms in total, each one about 100 meters square: 

- 1 common area with kitchen  and 3 toilets (one adapted for people with reduced mobility)

- 4 workshops: 

2 are equipped to work image: silkscreen, printmaking, digital work, drawing and bookbinding

2 are equipped to work object: wood, metal and ceramics

- 1 room for the development of projects with irregular dimensions and/or materials. 

Specific Equipments available:

Cutting Table 240 x 140 cm - 94,49 x 55,12 in

Paper Guillotine 80 cm - 31,5 in

Polymetaal Press 260 x 140 cm - 102,36 x 55,12 in

Metal Guillotine 100 cm/39,37 in

UV Light Exposure Unit 150 x 120 cm - 59,06 x 47,24 in

2 Silkscreen Drying Rack

Silkscreen Vacuum Table 110 x 204 cm - 43,30 x 08,31 in

Silkscreen Vacuum table 110 x 90 cm - 43,30 x 35,43 in

Silkscreen Vacuum Table 90 x 75 cm - 35,43 x 29,53 in

What is not included:
  • paper
  • matrix (wood, metal, plastic,...)
  • silkscreens (use, coating and exposure)
  • silkscreen inks
  • printmaking inks (we have black offset ink for proof prints)

Artists will be hosted in a shared house in the center of Ferreira do Zêzere, 2 km/1,24 mi away from Aviário Studio. 

The house is on the ground floor, has three double bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom and a toilet, a full-equipped kitchen, and some outside space.

Each artist has clean sheets and towels each week. 

There is wi-fi in the house.

There are four bicycles to share. Each weekday there is a ride from the house to the studio at 10 a.m. and a ride back to the home from the studio at 6 p.m. 

What is not included:
  • meals
  • cleaning service during the stay (paid service under request)
Outcome of the residency: 

On the last Saturday, there will be an exhibition with all the works resulting from the residency at the Cultural Center of Ferreira do Zêzere We are open to discuss the possibilities for you to give a workshop, organize an open studio or other kind of event during your stay.

Application Requirements: 
  • Artists have to make sure when applying that they are able to cover the costs of the AIR fee, travel, materials and food and other personal expenses.
  • Artists must be over 21 years old by April 10th, 2023.
Send the following information to [email protected]

-Full Name

- Email Address

- Phone Number

- Nationality

- Birth Date

- Brief description of your project 

- Summarized Plan of your four weeks

- List of equipments/tools you will need

- 5 pictures of recent work (within the last 5 years)

You can apply for specific AIR programs at Aviário Studio according to the given deadlines, or you can apply for a tailor-made AIR at Aviário Studio at any time. For more information contact as at [email protected] and visit [email protected]
Fees & Tickets
AIR fee
The AIR fee covers accommodation, studio access, technical assistance, project discussion and final exhibition.
1,040.00 €

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