The artists in residence allow individuals to explore his/her practice within another community; meeting new people, using new materials, experiencing life in a new location. Art residencies emphasize the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange and immersion into another culture.
In the wintertime the O Tamanco is nothing like a campsite at all. It becomes a beautiful quiet, lush big garden, where artists can open up their creative minds. Wander over the site with the chickens, pass the orange trees full of oranges, be amazed at the mimosa in January and get inspired.
The perfect place for creative people where they can be away from their usual environment. The coast is nearby for thoughtful walks on the beach and behind the campsite is a forest to wander and get ideas.
There is lots of space to work outside and inside. A barn & atelier with all kinds of materials to work inside. Writers, photographers, painters etc. can use their accommodation, the nice environment of A Cantina with terrace, or find a spot on the site to work.
We can host up to 20 artists, so you can meet each other and share your creative thoughts. Owner Irene herself is an silver/goldsmith who studied in Schoonhoven, The Netherlands.
For artist we have built a contemporary stay made of reclaimed materials.
The house (can host up to 4-6p) has a kitchen (with stove, fridge, BBQ en picnic table). Sleeping is up at the attic in a private bedroom. You use the campsite’s sanitary facilities.
!!Enjoy the saltwater pool, visit our library and relax in the indoor and outdoor lounge areas.
2 Bedrooms with double bed.
+ 2 single bed floor mattresses on 1st floor lounge area
There is lots of space to work outside and inside. A barn & Atelier with all kinds of materials to work inside. Writers, photographers, painters etc. can use their accommodation, the nice environment of A Cantina or the Onyx Lounge with terrace, or find a spot on the site to work.
-Basic tools and equipment.
-Jewelry making tools, craft tools. From soldering and polishing tools to cutting and metal forming tools.
-Screen print (4 color) equipment.
-Free Internet available.
There are numerous possibilities and if you let us know what you need, we will do everything in our way to provide that. We can take you to nearby expositions f.e. We can try to host workshops with local artists.
Perfect place to calm down after city-life. The nearest supermarket is 2km away. Osso de Baleia beach 12 km. Nearby towns: Louriçal 5km, Carriço 2km Leiria An active urban life is at a distance of 20 km (Fig da Foz) or 30 km (Leiria)
Rural area, own transport is usefull but there is (little) public transport .
Pick up service for travelers by train
Farm grown fruits and vegetables for sale
O Tamanco is closed as a campsite in the months of November, December, January and February, but open for artists in residence. You can also come in March, April and October when there are few camping guests.
€15 night- 1 person
€20 night- 2 people (double bed)
All other costs (travel, material,food) are to be covered by the artist.
If you have questions, feel free to call or email us.
If you are on a tight budget…
Give a little help and stay for free!
For details e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org