Location: Ilhabela, Sao Paulo, Brazil


Deadline: Ongoing



• 1000 R$ Brazilian Real /320 Usd (aprox) 2 bed shared ensuite room per week
• 1300 R$ Brazilian Real/ 417 Usd (aprox) 1 bed private ensuite room per week
Including linen and full access to house facilities.
Tea and coffee is available 24 hs

• 189 R$ Brazilian Real/ 60 Usd (aprox) per week

Includes Breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Application Fee: No application fee


Length of Stay: 2 – 12 weeks at a time


Demographic/Medium: Casa na Ilha welcomes artists from all nationalities with a professional standing in their field and emerging artists of promising talent.

Applications are accepted from all disciplines:

· Writing
· Painting
· Photography
· Visual/Plastic Arts
· Film
· Research (Sustainability/Ecology/biodiversity/Climate Change)
· Dance
· Sound & Music
· Design
· Architecture
· Textile
· Philosophy


Accommodations: The house has two shared room with two beds and shared bathroom and one private room ensuite. A general indoor area where artists read, work and get togheter, an outdoor gallery sorrounding the house and a small gallery under the house also used as studio. Gardens go up and down the house where some artists love to work in the nature.

To get to town, the bus runs every 30/40 minutes and the stop is a few meters away from the house.

Wi-fi is limited to one side of the house to preserve disconnection and work focus.


Benefits: Casa na Ilha is a space where to develop, improve and curate personal and group projects in an interdisciplinary ambience, nurturing for different views opinions and expertise.

Artists can choose to work on a self-directed residency or as part of an interdisciplinary program. Artists in residency can expand their practice with talks and discussions with their peers, connect with local community, engage in meaningful conversations around global culture and contemporary art. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, studio work, formal lectures, studio visits, contact with local organizations and work with curator from an art center and art galleries, participants gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and the development of their work.
The residency program promotes the development of projects in all stages, from conception of the idea to the presentation of the same.

As a Casa na Ilha guest you will have uninterrupted, self-directed work time. We will not pressure you to deliver finished work; you can focus solely on research and development of ideas. But, in each residency period at Casa Na Ilha, common spaces, optional talks and activities will be conceived to promote not only collaboration between the artists, but to empower ideas between different participants and interdisciplinary learning. Casa na Ilha embraces the role of being an active platform of thinking, discussion, production and sharing trough daily and weekly meetings as dynamic gatherings open to share and exchange ideas and perspectives among participants and curators.


During the residency period there will be a 24/7 tutor available.


It will be optional to give a talk, exhibition or workshop as well as working with local organizations. We will help artist make the necessary contacts, approaches and arrangements with different parties the project requires.


Casa na Ilha gathers individuals with different expertise, sensibilitites, skills and backgrounds committed to contribute to the enrichment of intellectual and artistic circles with their professional collaborations and public interactions, also carrying a strong belief in the importance of building a community that shares and grows.
We offer:
· Indoor Common work space
· Outdoor work space in a gallery that surrounds the house, 2500 sqf gardens and jungle, and of course the beach, waterfall and swimming pool area.
· Tutor available.
· Lodging in private or shared rooms en suite fully furnish.
· Natural resources from jungle, beaches waterfalls and gardens can be used without endangering the eco balance of the region.
· Wifi is limited!
· Equipped kitchen (refrigerator, stove, blender, pots, etc.)
· Cleaning and cooking services.
· Orientation and accompaniment on the project development before and after residency period.
· Interaction and connection with the community and local organizations
· Online work/project platform.



Number of Artists: From 6 to 8 artists at a time


Mission: Casa na Ilha is a retreat space where artists can curate in an intensive clinical process on their work in progress or develop new projects. The main goal is that artists are able to focus on their ideas and projects, enhancing creativity and inspiration and connect, between them, the local community, art organizations and nature.

Casa Na Ilha Art Residency Program is based in a colonial house in the island of Ilhabela, Brazil. The Residency Program is an initiative born from the idea of artists from different disciplines to create a space where creativity is encouraged, focusing in the construction of the creative process, development and curatorial process of artistic and environmental engaged projects in one place away from the city and distractions of daily routine.


Local info: Ilhabela Island: Ecologic paradise and Preservation Area

Casa na Ilha Art Residency Program takes place in the island of Ilhabela, at the north coast of the state of Sao Pablo, Brazil. Located at 200 km from the city of Sao Pablo, is the largest island of an archipelago formed of this and other of minor dimension. Ilhabela is an ecological paradise, covered by Mata Atlantica (atlantic rainforest) home of unique fauna and flora, with more than 73 beaches and 27 waterfalls of cristalin pure water, the highest mountains are held here. Being a unique ecological ambience, and harboring various endangered species, 84% of the island is a preservation area, protected by the Parque Estadual Ilhabela.

The preservation area is also home of the Caicaras, the native community of the region. Caicaras are today a sustainable community still keeping their own tradition and ancient skills. The community is nowadays facing danger of losing their land because of economic growth and interest and local and national organization are helping them keeping their land and way of life. They fish with their own nets and with harpoon to feed their families as well as being their main economic income. The traditional know-how of is one of the main intangible assets of Ilhabela.

The house: a perfect retreat to inspire and work

Casa na Ilha Residency programs runs in a colonial house built in 1967, 20 km away from the island town, emplaced in the middle of the rainforest surrounded with nature. The house, located a few meters away from a peaceful coastline and natural waterfalls creates the perfect enviroment to relax the mind and focus on projects.
The house has gardens full of flowers, trees, an organic garden, orchards, and spring water supplied. The absolute peace and tranquility of the place are perfect for feeding inspiration and disconnection with the world today that generally cause blockages between the artist and their work.




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