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A Residential Course for

Collaborative Arts Practice in Góis, Portugal

August 1-12, 2018​

An intensive residential course in Góis, Portugal, bringing together visual artists and musicians to work collaboratively over ten days, creating new works combining photography, moving image, music, and sound art.

Summer 2018 witnessed 17 musicians and visual artists from around the world meeting in rural Portugal to explore cross-arts creative practice. To facilitate the process, we brought in two amazing artists and teachers, Filipe Sousa and Beatriz Martinez. Over the course of 10 days, we journeyed through a range of activities to fuel the creative mind, including movement classes, silent walks, theatre games, fieldtrips to surrounding villages, swimming in the gorge, meals by the river, late night dancing, and lots and lots of making. The residency culminated in a fully immersive promenade performance through the old school in Gois, involving installation works, live performance, video art, and participatory elements. But perhaps more importantly, it led to the creation of a tightly knit community of artists who all felt enabled and encouraged to take risks in growing their practice, together. Thank you to everyone who participated and everyone who made it possible!

To learn more about OLOS 2018, you can read our exclusive blog below documenting the process, complete with photos and videos sharing the behind-the-scenes of the residency. 


Visual Artist, South Africa


An incredible residency that will inspire and nuture you for years to come!!! Best thing I did in 2018.

Francis Booth bass player

Bass player, UK


If you’re an artist looking for inspiration or a change of scene, this programme is a relaxed yet impeccably well-run environment, hosted by some of the nicest folk you’re likely to meet.

Josh Geffin guitarist

Singer-songwriter, UK


This was an amazing way to challenge and expand my creative practice. I thought the standard of the tutors and participants was very high. Fantastic springboard to move me another level.

Hannah Ramsten-Hardy visual and sound artist

Visual and Sound Artist, UK


The residency was life-changing, life-affirming, and simply wonderful from beginning to end. The participants have become like family to me and that is due to the trust and love we have developed through exercises and time shared together. The period was intense and energizing, each moment a source of inspiration waiting to mature into something extraordinary. I have grown so much as an artist and a person and the experience has built an incredible community of people around me whom I hope to treasure for the rest of my life.

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