Instituto Sacatar

Instituto Sacatar 

The Instituto Sacatar hosts artists in all disciplines, of all nationalities and ages, for two-month residencies in which the artists are free to use the time as they wish.

We facilitate contact with local organizations and individuals. We have had very limited success in hosting ‘outsider’ artists, which we understand, and know from experience, is not easy; nonetheless, we are committed to providing opportunities to the widest range possible of artists, including refugees, native peoples, and the self-taught, as well as the accomplished mid-career professionals who form the majority of our laureates. 

Sacatar provides each artist with a bedroom and attached private bath, a separate studio suitable for the artist’s practice, all meals (except Saturday evenings, Sundays and Brazilian holidays), laundry service and logistical support to engage with the local culture, if the artist so wishes.  In each two-month residency session (during which we host five to seven artists), we try to bring together artists from a diversity of disciplines, nations and ages.

The founders of Sacatar, the Americans Taylor Van Horne and Mitch Loch, currently live in Paris, France, and are avid collectors of ‘outsider’ art.






Legal status:
Non-profit foundation
Permanent address:
Rua da Alegria 10
Bahia 44460-000
Email address: 
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Year of foundation:
Number of permanent staff:
Full time: 8
Part time: 2
Type of organisation:
International artist residency program