casadasartes cultural paradise

a space created by artists for artists

un lugar


Casadasartes is a space for the creation of scenic, visual and audiovisual arts built in the middle of nature.

Located in Embu das Artes, the House has the particularity of being located in the surroundings of São Paulo and at the same time immersed in the native forest.

This unique space was designed to attend all the needs of the artistic creative process, from conception to presentation, in an inspiring environment.


Built by Argentine filmmaker and theater director Kris Niklison in 2001, Casadasartes, in its more than 20 years of existence, has welcomed many artists and groups from different disciplines and countries to develop their own works.

In order to support and inspire the development of artists, the House has also hosted laboratories, courses, workshops and meetings in various disciplines such as yoga, aero-yoga, acro-yoga, contact improvisation, etc.

The house has also provided the framework for filming feature films, short films, and video clips; script writing labs, and film editing processes.


After a decade of operating of private operation, in 2010, CASADASARTES established itself as a non-profit association with the aim of supporting the development of artists from various backgrounds and disciplines. Since then, the house has welcomed numerous artists and companies, providing them with a space for the development of their work free of charge. Furthermore, CASADASARTES has organized free International Artistic Residencies for women, established a free Cineclub, and a free Screenplay Incubator. For the production of feature and short films, CASADASARTES has created the production company CASADASARTES FILM PRODUCTION LTD.


All actions of CASADASARTES emphasize the inclusion of women, people of color, indigenous individuals, and LGBTQIAPN+ community members.


Of distinctive architecture and just 25 km from São Paulo -on a plot of 13,000 m2 and surrounded by a belt of 100 km2 of preserved native vegetation-, Casadasartes is frequently visited by little monkeys, deers, toucans, wild rabbits and large blue butterflies.

The main building, measuring 500 m2, has 3 bedrooms, 3 mezzanines, a complete American kitchen, working desk, veranda, semi-Olympic pool, Finnish sauna and a 200m2 rehearsal room.

The House also has 1000 megs fiber optic internet, organic garden, orchard, in addition to the stable where our horse Capuccino lives and the lush garden, which is home to our dog Leão.

The surroundings, a noble and preserved region of Embu das Artes, offer a lake at the end of the dirt road and several paths surrounded by native forest.


The rehearsal and presentation hall is 20m long X 10m wide X 9.60m high. The space has a grid capable of supporting up to 500 kg at a height of 8 m, making the house suitable for rehearsals, researches and trainings of aerial work of any kind.

The saloon also has wooden floors with several anchor points, acrobatic mattresses, professional sound equipment and a projector.


In parallel to the funding activities and the development of its own projects, the House receives groups and companies that want to create their works in an inspiring environment, for short or long periods, occasionally or staying in residence.

Actresses, actors, dancers, dancers, circus artists, filmmakers, directors, writers, designers, painters and professionals dedicated to physical, mental or spiritual development who are looking for a space away from the city for a creative immersion, are welcome.

The House offers special rental conditions for companies without government support.


Casadasartes is located in the Chácaras Aurora neighborhood in Embú das Artes, 25km from the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

Embú, which after a plebiscite in 2011 became Embú das Artes, is a city with an unexpected contemporary specialization: hosting artists.
More about Embu das Artes

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Tel: +55 11 97457 6099

Access is via Raposo Tavares - Rodoanel Highway or Régis Bittencourt.

It can also be done by public transport leaving São Paulo and arriving nearby.

  • 3 minutes from the colonial center of Embú das Artes
  • 45 minutes from São Paulo.
  • 60 minutes from Guarulhos airport
  • 90 minutes from the LitoralPaulista coast

Embu das Artes
São Paulo, Brasil

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