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Capacete established it's first residency programme in 1997 in the Flamengo area of Rio de Janeiro to be followed and expanded, in 2000, to include another residency in Santa Teresa.

Capacete's activities form part of a long term interdisciplinary presence in Rio de Janeiro, aiming to research and document aesthetic, social and political processes in Brazil. Capacete responds to the historic, urban, topographic, environmental and social context of Rio de Janeiro and is primarily interested in the space that exists between the art gallery and the city in the multiple manifestations of its urban history.

The organisation offers an international residency programme for both visual artists and writers. Capacete aims to integrate the visiting artist into the local artist community, as well as helping the artist with logistical aspects of their project.

Visit Capacete's website (available in Portuguese and English) to read further information about the organisation, it's past residencies and to sign up to their newsletter regarding future residencies and projects.


Open Call:

We are accepting applications from artists based in the UK for a fully funded, eight-week residency at Capacete located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between August - December 2020. Gasworks’ International Fellowships Programme offers UK-based artists the opportunity to undertake a residency at one of Gasworks’ partners abroad. This programme is funded by Arts Council England.

Application deadline is 10am, Monday 20th April 2020. For more information on how to apply please click the link below. 

Gasworks’ International Fellowships Programme with Capacete 2020