FREESAM announces artist residency 2024

FREESAM announces artist residency 2024

NU´ VEM residency

Open Call 2024

The monthly residencies on the island of Pico in the Azores will take place between March and November (excluding July and August) 2024. The program is intended for active artists with a degree who are interested in creating in the unique and inspiring environment of the island in the middle of the Atlantic.
NU´VEM residential program 2024 is advertised for these artist fields - painting, sculpture, design and architecture, dance and choreography.

This private project is independent of any institutions. Its aim is the development of the arts and cultural exchange. The topic of the project that applicants submit as part of their application must reflect the location of the residency or environmental protection. Site specific projects and the use of local materials will be prioritized in the assessment of applications.


Rules for the residential stay


  • The residential stay takes place at a protected nature reserve in reconstructed original mills. The resident must respect the rules in place due to the nature of the location of the residential programme and the buildings located at it. This concerns in particular the protection of fauna and flora, the protection of works of art by former residents and the protection of FREESAM assets, taking into account the frequently windy and rainy weather on the Pico Island.
  • Residents must take into account the limited production facilities and natural conditions which require a higher resistance of the resident.
  • The resident must have a driver's license.
  • The resident must speak English at least at communication level.
  • The resident must hold at least a basic liability insurance policy.
  • Residents are not allowed to hold parties on the property of the residence without prior approval.
  • The resident must follow the safety rules in his own interest.
  • The resident must respect local customs and not harm the good name of the FREESAM residential programme through inappropriate behaviour.
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Terms & conditions for the residential stay


  • The Selection Board reserves the right to reject any project without justifying its decision. The decision of the committee is final and cannot be appealed.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically via the online form.
  • The application deadline is February 15, 2024 inclusive. Applications sent after this date will not be accepted for the selection procedure.
  • Applicants must be available on March 16 in the morning CET for a possible video call.
  • The results of the Open call will be published no later than March 18, 2024 on
  • Successful applicants will be also informed by e-mail.