NU’VEM – Artistic Residency Programme in Pico Island

Entidade promotora


A residence for selected artists on the Pico Island – the Azores

This international residency programme organised under the banner of the production company FREESAM is a unique opportunity with a limited capacity, for artistic work in an inspiring environment in the middle of the Atlantic. It draws on the founders’ many years of experience of working in the field of culture and the arts. Its main goal is to draw attention to the unique, dramatic, and well-preserved nature of the Azores and make it possible for artists across genres to draw inspiration for their work from the specific atmosphere of Pico Island.

The programme is designed for visual artists and musicians who are at least three years out from a school of arts and who have done at least two solo exhibitions or presentations. The residency consists of a one-month stay on the Pico Island, during which a unique work of art will be created that reflects Czech-Portuguese relations, the Azores, and their importance in the international context, or whose contents supports protection of the environment of the Azores. The resident will leave the resulting work to FREESAM, which will then use it to present the Programme in the public space at the project venue.

The residency programme includes:
– Simple accommodation in a renovated historic mill.
– Round-trip airfare to and from the Azores.
– A monthly allowance of EUR 1,000 per person or EUR 1,500 for an artistic couple.
– A production budget of EUR 200.
– Basic tools and equipment on site.
– One paid whale and dolphin-watching trip.
– A guided hike up the volcano.
– A visit to local UNESCO-protected vineyards.

Data limite
April 21

Pico Island, Azores

Data de realização
June- December 2022

1000-150 Euros

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