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AN ARTIST RESIDENCY AT A XVII CENTURY CONVENT

Built on the site of a Franciscan Convent, founded in 1519 by King Manuel I, the simplicity and minimalism of the Convent’s architecture is an anachronism to the sumptuous, composite Portuguese style of architectural ornamentation of the first decades of the 16th century, denominated as Manueline and influenced by the king himself. It was such, the King’s appreciation for the serenity conveyed by the convent’s modesty that he proffered the use of the armillary sphere and his own coat of arms, for its ornament. Extinct in 1834, the convent became private property being lovingly restored over the years by its current owner, and seamlessly adapted into a home including all modern amenities and comforts.







“THE PROJECT OF A FAMILY COMMITTED
TO RECOVERING AND REVIVING THE
BEAUTIFUL BUILDING AND ITS LAND.”



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APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Research, Experiment & Create: applicants may apply either with a specific project (e.g. completion of a play, an artwork, etc) or with a specific area of research in advance of writing or creating a work of art, on which they would like to work during the residency. Our program welcomes both open-ended investigation, and long-term projects.



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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY

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THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE CONVENT

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BECOME A RESIDENT

The Convento Art Residencies works both by invitation and online application. In case of online application please make sure you read our guidelines before applying.

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