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Residency Programme at Instituto Sactar in Bahia, Brasil

The Instituto Sacatar operates a residency programme for creative individuals in all disciplines at its estate on the Island of Itaparica in the Bay of All Saints, across from the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Sacatar is a member of Res Artis, the Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies, and of the Alliance of Artists Communities. It provides unstructured time and space for creative individuals to develop new work. Specifically, a fellowship to Sacatar provides roundtrip airfare between the artist's closest regional airport and Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, a separate studio, as well as a private bedroom with attached bath and meals. The fellowships does not include a stipend; artists are responsible for incidental expenses and all working materials.

In addition, the Residency Manager will assist artists who wish to show their work or share their skills while in Bahia, helping artists make the necessary local contacts. The organizers can arrange for theaters, exhibition spaces, classrooms, etc., both on the island and in Salvador, and they will help find collaborators, musicians, students, actors and other volunteers to realize project proposals.

Residencies operate in somewhat primitive location and encourage artists to work primitively - that is, simply and directly with few complex tools, materials or technologies. They have no specific facilities or equipment for dance, theater, photography, music, video or film.

Residencies last from six to twelve weeks, with most scheduled for eight weeks. On occasion, the Instituto Sacatar hosts Special Projects, which may be of shorter duration. These are group projects with a specific focus and purpose, originated by the Instituto or proposed by others. Sacatar always closes for at least two months starting the week before Carnaval, which usually falls in February.

For details, please see: www.sacatar.org/