Largo das Artes | Artist Residency in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Residency period: Aug – Nov 2014 (each residency lasts one month. Artists should state the month for which they are applying)
Largo das Artes residency programme is designed for emerging artists wishing to immerse themselves in their work without the strains of everyday life. We provide them the space to explore practices, new ideas and materials; and to develop a project in Rio de Janeiro while receiving professional feedback and support.
During each monthly Programme, four selected artists have the chance to live and work in Rio de Janeiro and to participate in weekly activities such as talks, meetings with curators, exhibition tours and Largo Lab. Participants are also encouraged to propose talks and workshops, and we help them get deeply immersed in Rio\’s art and cultural scene.
Largo das Artes Residency Programme encourages professional development, artistic exchange and international contacts. The support, networks and creative environment offered by us provides an opportunity for artists to interact, learn, research and experiment with new works, materials and concepts.
The central aspects of the Residency Programme are:
– Studio at Largo das Artes
– Accommodation in a self-contained private flat
– Opportunity to propose workshops and talks
– Curatorial support through one-to-one meetings
– Weekly brainstorming sessions (LargoLab)
– Administrative and logistics support from Largo das Artes
– Open Studio event/performance
How to apply:
Applications should be emailed to with the subject \’Residency Application\’ and the following information in a PDF file:
– A cover letter with name, email, address, phone number and nationality, stating the month when you would like to take part in the programme (August, September, October or November)
– A statement outlining your Research Proposal, motivation, what you expect from the residency and what you hope to achieve (300 word max)
– Artist\’s statement describing your practice and areas of interest in your work (300 word max)
– Between 10 and 20 images of recent work, with dimensions, technique, title and date.
Prospective Resident Artists will be selected by a committee of artists, curators and Largo das Artes team. Creative individuals working in all fields may apply. The selection will be based on the artists\’ body of work, CV and research proposal for the Residency Programme. Largo das Artes will take into consideration the excellence of the proposal in relation to innovation and artistic experimentation.
Largo das Artes contemporary arts centre is located in the historical city centre of Rio de Janeiro, with sites of interest that include the Real Gabinete Portugues, Paco Imperial, Candelária Church, the Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, the modern-style Saint Sebastian\’s Cathedral and several landmarks of the Belle Époque such as the Municipal Theatre and the National Library building. The Centro area has also several museums and art institutions such as the National Museum of Fine Arts, MAR and CCBB. There are also many shops and antique shops, a huge popular market (Saara) and a number of traditional bars and restaurants around.
Each artist is allocated a private flat. Largo das Artes\’ four apartments are situated in a communal garden surrounded by the Atlantic Forest in Cosme Velho, a traditional neighborhood adjacent to the Corcovado Mountain. They are equipped with essential furniture, linen and towels, refrigerator, small kitchen appliances and kitchenware. Wi-fi.
Language: English, Portuguese.
Duration: 1 month
Cost: the fee is EUR 2,000 (EUR 700 registration fee to be paid upon acceptance + EUR 1,300 to be paid prior to arrival)
Artists willing to take part in our programme are expected to self-fund or apply for funding to cover costs involved. We are happy to support with invitation letters. Spouses or companions may stay at the same flat following a payment of EUR 150 per month. Families with kids will be considered but please inform when applying.
For more information about Largo das Artes, please visit our website: www.largodasartes.com.br