OPEN CALL 2021 | Annual Grant Residency Program ZARATAN AIR / Residencies

November 15, 2020

Organization Name: Zaratan - Arte Contemporânea

Organization Location: Lisbon, POR

Type: Residencies

Fee: Free


OPEN CALL 2021 | Annual Grant

Residency Program ZARATAN AIR

DEADLINE | From 15th October to 15th November, 2020 (24H00)

ELIGIBILITY | Emerging and professional artists, performers, musicians, curators, writers and other cultural agents are eligible to apply. The residency program is designed for international artists – or national artists residing abroad – for the development of artistic projects, individual or collective. Zaratan defends a multidisciplinary and experimental attitude, where all the areas and the languages of the artistic expression are considered.

DURATION | 4 weeks

GRANT | Once a year Zaratan offers a 4 weeks residency grant, which covers the studio and accommodation fees for one artist selected through the applications process. THE OPEN CALL IS NOW OPEN FROM 15th OCTOBER TO 15th NOVEMBER, 2020.

ABOUT ZARATAN AIR | Driven by the desire to intensify and exchange knowledge with artists through creative and productive practices, in 2015 Zaratan announced the promotion of an international art residency. Our goal is to mix experienced artists with emerging artists and give them the possibility to bring their work in an experimental context through exchange and collaboration within the local network. The artists-in-residence at Zaratan are given the opportunity to develop a project over a fixed period of time, and to reflect and consolidate their artistic practice in the specific context of Lisbon.
We provide private accommodation, 24/7 private working studios, technical assistance, promotion and communication support, open public presentation of the residency process. Although labs and technique-specific facilities are not available, we will do our best to fulfill the artist’s needs, providing logistical support for producing work and events within our network of partners and collaborators. All artists are encouraged and welcome to share the outcome of their residency through talks, performance, open studios or other format of public presentations.

APPLICATION PROCESS | If you wish to apply to our annual grant please email us at with the following information (1 PDF file not exceeding 24mb):
– Bio/CV;
– Portfolio or website;
– Description of the work/project you intend to carry on during the residency;
– Period you intend to stay at Zaratan.

APPLICATION EVALUATION | Applications are evaluated by a selection committee comprised of artists, curators, community members and space board members. Applicants will be notified via email as soon as possible after selections have been made.

Beside being submitted for our annual grant, the applications will be evaluated for our regular program of residencies in 2021, which requires the payment of a residency fee.

If accepted, we are available to assist residents with funding applications.

MORE INFORMATION | | +351 967580235 |

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