[artinfo] Carnival Residency Programme in Rio de Janeiro

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Wed Aug 28 09:55:35 CEST 2013

CARNIVAL Residency Programme in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

15 September 2013

10th February - 10th March 2014

Largo das Artes


<mailto:largodasartes.res at gmail.com>largodasartes.res at gmail.com
Consuelo Bassanesi
Phone: + 55 21 3128 6374

Largo das Artes
Rua Luis de Camões, 2
20051-020 Rio de Janeiro

Largo das Artes is pleased to accept applications 
from artists willing to take part in our CARNIVAL 
Residency Programme (10th February - 10th March 
2014). This would suit particularly artists who 
think their work could benefit from being in 
Brazil during Carnival (28th February - 5th 
March) and also the days leading up to it.

In this Programme artists will be able to explore 
and get inspired in the days and nights leading 
up to Carnival and also witness first hand this 
traditional party and amazing atmosphere, 
adornments, sounds and colors from samba schools 
and street parades. There are also many cultural 
and social aspects that can be explored in the 
biggest carnival in the world with two million 
people per day on the streets.

Largo das Artes Residency Programme's aim is to 
promote the professional development of visual 
artists, curators and critics through research 
and cultural exchange. The Programme provides a 
time of reflection for visiting artists to 
develop projects and experiment with new concepts 
and materials.
The Residency Programme instigates artists to 
experience the diversity typical of Rio de 
Janeiro - exceptional fauna and flora in the 
gardens of the apartments in contrast to the 
bustling city centre where the studios are 
The four apartments are situated in a garden 
surrounded by the Atlantic Forest in Cosme Velho, 
a traditional neighborhood adjacent to the 
Corcovado Mountain. They are equipped with 
essential furniture, linen and towels, 
refrigerator, small kitchen appliances and 
The studios are located in Largo das Artes XIX 
century building, in the city centre of Rio, 
where artists have the opportunity to take part 
in activities such as open studios, talks and 

The central aspects of the Residency Programme are:
- Studio at Largo das Artes;
- Accommodation in a self-contained private flat;
- Opportunity to propose workshops and talks;
- Open Studio event or exhibition at Largo das Artes Gallery;
- Administrative and curatorial support from Largo das Artes.

For more information about Largo das Artes and an application pack:

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