New ARTErra Artist Colony in Portugal Taking Applications

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka


By Edward Nawotka

I have several friends who are writers who don’t seem to have a home, but instead travel from artist colony to artist colony — with irregular stops at universities for teaching gigs and home to sort the mail. Thinking of those homeless nomads, I thought it would be a good idea to starting highlighting opportunities for writers around the world when they arise.

The first we’d like to mention is ARTErra, a new artist retreat in the village of Tondela in central Portugal. The facility is just about finished being built and has started taking applications for residencies. Writers, as well as artists of all kinds, may apply. Check out the guidelines here or email

Of course, if you hear of any cool or interesting opportunities, let us know. And in the meantime browse the listings at, where you’ll find a guide to artists colonies and residences around the world.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.