You do not necessarily need to compose, prepare or present anything new for this residency; we welcome projects which are in-progress. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with their peers, and these works-in-progress can also be presented during the residency, as participants are encouraged to curate their own concerts in spaces provided by the residency. Composer/performers who wish to develop and/or perform their own works are also very welcome to do so and may take advantage of mentorship from the Invited Artists. As well as individual artists, we also welcome chamber ensembles (duo, trio, quartet) and established composer/performer collaborations to apply. All participants are also highly encouraged to engage in collaboration with the local artistic community of Madeira, and we support those which are within and across disciplines to be featured during the residency. 


There are no age or nationality restrictions for the residency, we encourage all to apply.


What is included during the residency?


The fee includes participation in all events:

  • Workshops, master classes, tutorials and concerts with invited artists

  • Opportunity to present your own work in presentations, workshops and concerts

  • Use of practice rooms in Ponta do Sol.

  • Accommodation (shared or single room).

  • Breakfast and three-course evening meal is included. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for.

  • Use of all hotel facilities at Estalagem, including gym, infinity pool, indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and other spaces. Please bring swimwear, towels are provided. 

  • Opportunity to walk through the Levadas (pictured left)

  • A shuttle bus will be provided to take you from the airport to the hotel, upon arrival and departure.

What is not included during the residency?


  • We are unable to provide any scholarships but we can provide letters of acceptance in support of any funding applications you make.

  • It will not be possible for you to arrive any earlier than to the hotel, and if you stay for a shorter length of time this will not reduce the cost, however, you are welcome to do so.

  • Lunches are not provided, although there are a variety of cafes and a convenience store nearby.

  • Instrumental practice in the hotel rooms is not permitted, as mentioned, there are places to practice in the music school in the Ponta do Sol.

  • Transport around the island will not be provided (except shuttle bus to and from the hotel), however all our concert spaces and practice rooms in Ponta do Sol are within walking distance from the hotel.

  • The fee does not include any alcohol.


How much is the residency?

  • TBC. We will announce residency dates and fees in early 2020. 

Participation in the residency includes accommodation, breakfast + evening meals. You will have the choice of a single or shared (2 artists) room.  

Madeira Residency Levadas