New Rural Weavings
Contemporary Textile Artist Residencies
Estação de Artes e Sabores (São Pedro do Sul, PT)
Permanent Open Call for Proposals
Binaural / Nodar and Associação de Artesãos de São Pedro do Sul (Artisans Cooperative of São Pedro do Sul, PT) announce a partnership to host international artist residencies in contemporary textile art at the Estação de Artes e Sabores building (former railway station of São Pedro do Sul).
All textile artists may apply, being favoured those with a portfolio of contemporary textile art works, with a personal creative language and who wish to immerse in a mountainous region with a rich ancestral culture. The residencies are designed to combine the themes of the local culture (fauna, flora, agriculture, colors, textures, architectural heritage, intangible heritage, etc.) with a sense of innovative research in concepts, shapes, materials and colors, helping to put the region as a place for innovation in the craft arts.
The residences have a duration of three weeks and a cost of 2.000 Euros, including food, accommodation, access to looms, learning of the local weaving techniques, materials required for the works, visits to places of interest in the region. Half of the amount is to be transferred to the day preceding the beginning of the residency and the second half by the end of the second week of the residency.
The final works are the sole property of the artists, having the organization the right to use photographic and videographic images of the artists and their works, only for promotion purposes.
Optionally, if the artist so wishes, the organization can sell the textile works at its building, with 70% of the sale amount being transferred to the artist.