Sacatar Residencies

Instituto Sacatar is located on the Island of Itaparica in the Bay of All Saints, close to Brazil, Salvador, and Bahia. Artists of all types are accepted, but you might have to make some accomodations to your studio and way of life. Sacatar includes a central house with a library, living rooms, a kitchen and five bedroom suites. You are only a few minutes from 175 meters of white sand beaches. All meals are included except on Saturday nights and all day Sundays.  Be prepared to have animals wandering around your room and the central house, including a possible frog in your toilet, but not to worry the institutes dogs are kept out of the house during meal times.

If you want to work with ceramics you are going to have to go elsewhere to fire.  You can use the wood-fired kilns at the local brickyard or make arrangements in the town of Maragogipinho two hours away to use one of over seventy wood-fired kilns located there. Work here might be more primitive but having the opportunity to work closely with locals and the choice of so many wood-fired kilns is a pretty incredible experience. Residencies last from six to twelve weeks with the majority lasting eight weeks. This is not a place to go for a tranquil get away but if you want a new experience  and culture to incorporate into your work this is the place to go.


2 Responses to “Sacatar Residencies”

  1. Taylor Van Horne Says:

    Thanks for the plug on your site. You can add the website, if anyone wants more information about our program.

    Where are you located and how did you hear about us?

    (I heard about you through Google Alert, which sends me weekly info about new Sacatar postings.)

    Taylor Van Horne
    Instituto Sacatar
    Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil

  2. hwoll Says:

    It’s great to hear from you. I heard about you through a class in the art department at the University of Mary Washington. We were doing research on residency programs and yours looked very appealing.