Artist residency

Come to Cerdeira and a be part of this creative and artistic hub in an environment where art and nature are closely linked. Make the most of our equipment, studios and support. Here, your artistic project can take shape, and you can share ideas, knowledge and experiences with other artists.

You have two artist residency options: in an individual house or in a hostel-style shared accommodation.


The artist residency program is open to professional artists from all fields and academics of all professions. Apply by filling out the form in “send application“. The selection process for the artist residency is based on the artist's work. Here, you can be a part of a artist-in-residence program and give wings to your artistic project, sharing ideas, knowledge and experiences with fellow artists who visit us from all continents. A truly unforgettable experience!



If you are looking to spend some time away from it all, you can do so in one of our houses here in Cerdeira. The tranquility of the village, its magnificent views, the comfort of the houses, its unique charm and the calmness of the surrounding hills make it the perfect place for you to be inspired with no interruptions.

Our houses are fully-equipped and have everything you need for a comfortable stay during your artist residency, whether it’s winter or summer. They have twin rooms, bathrooms, a living room/kitchen with workspace, and a veranda. All have central heating and sheets, towels and breakfast are included. There is a minimum stay of two weeks, but you can stay as long as you like! Remember, you can also bring your family along with you.


Accommodation | Casa do Vale or Casa do Sol

Equipment | Multi-use Studio, Specialised technical support (requested in advance), Library, Laundry Room, Gallery, Cafe.

  • Accommodation in Casa do Vale or Casa do Sol (1 person + 1 companion), with free access to shared studios: 2 weeks 1150€ | 3 weeks 1680€ | 4 weeks 2100€

  • Specialised technical support - on request

You might be interested in combining your artist residency with our program of workshops, masterclasses, our art festival in June or any of the other creative events that we organise during the year, all of which let our visitors interact directly with other artists of various nationalities.



Traditionally, or artist residency is in shared rooms. The house has two large rooms with central heating, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room. The minimum stay is two weeks, breakfast is not included but you can cook in the shared kitchen. Bed linen and towels are included. The shared accommodation has a bedroom and bathroom divided for men and women separately.


Equipment | Multi-use Studio, Specialised technical support (requested in advance), Library, Laundry Room, WIFI in studios, Gallery, Cafe.


Our artist residencies in shared houses take place during two periods each year: 

  • Summer - 1st of June to 30th of August

  • Fall - 2nd of November to 20th of December


  • 2 week stay in shared house – 240€ (each additional week 100€)

  • Access to shared studios with basic technical support – 50€/week

  • Specialised technical support – on request



Dozens of artists from all over the world have been inspired by Cerdeira to work on creative projects during our Artist Residency program.

Alwina Heinz, GERMANY, Painting
Annie Gatenby, AUSTRALIA, Design and Illustration
Bianca Pagliai, EUA, Painting
Binod Kumar Balami , NEPAL, Painting
Christopher Savage, CANADA, Painting
Clare Conway, EUA, Painting
David Cuende Farran, SPAIN, Visual Arts
Deanna Pizzitelli, CANADA, Photography
Edgard Oliva, BRAZIL, Visual arts
Elliot Dollie, EUA, Photography
Emma McIntyre, SCOTLAN, Ceramic
Hannah Haffmanns, GERMANY, Drawing/Painting
Jean-Christophe Lavigne, FRANCE, Comedy
Jim Bove, EUA, Jewellery
Louis Sicard, FRANCE, Landscape art and Architecture
Masakazu Kusakabe, JAPAN, Ceramic

Max Turner, GERMANY, Music
Mercedes Ibaibarriaga, SPAIN, Photography
Miriam Bohacova, CZECH REPUBLIC, Painting and Textile
Navin Jungali, NEPAL, Painting
Paulina Majda, POLAND, Visual Arts
Randi Wolfman, EUA, Ceramic
Renata Szür, AUSTRIA, Painting
Roberto Mortágua, PORTUGAL, Music and Writing
Roni Smith, UK, Music
Sofya Volfkovich, ISRAEL, Graphic Arts and Craft
Sonia Toneu, SPAIN, Visual Arts
Sophie Davidovic, FRANCE, Visual Arts
Stephanie Larsiemont, BELGIUM, Painting
Tamara Browne, EUA, Video/Photography
Tereza Silon, CZECH REPUBLIC, Dance
Vanessa Balaguer Yuste, SPAIN, Painting

Anastasija Nikitina, UK, Publishing
Patrícia Carvalho, PORTUGAL, Ceramic e textile
Janet Saunders, AUSTRALIA, Painting
Yoon Jung Lee, SOUTH KOREA, Painting
Amy Love, EUA, Painting
Gabrielle Carrére, CANADA, Sculpture
Ania Grajek, POLAND, Painting
Regina Schween, GERMANY, Painting
Elizabeth Scott, GERMANY, Writing
Sandra Heffernan, NEW ZEALAND, Textile design
Emma Doig, UK, Painting
Lucrecia Laurel, ARGENTINA, Photography
Kate Pietukowski, AUSTRALIA, Painting
Yoko Sekino-Bove EUA/JAPAN, Ceramic


If you intend to visit Cerdeira to work on an artistic or personal project, contact us by filling in the application form, and tell us all about why you want to visit us and what are your specific needs.