Gulbenkian Foundation and School of Arts Porto Call for Applications for 2019 Residency

May 20, 2019

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in partnership with the School of Arts in Porto will provide a 3-month residency to one international artist or curator to develop their work, between September and December 2019.

The School of Arts of Universidade Católica Portuguesa is based in Porto and offers graduate and undergraduate courses in Film, Music, Sound, Photography, New Media, Heritage and Conservation. The selected candidate should be able to articulate/integrate the aforementioned research areas in the work to be developed during the residency. The School of Arts facilities include sound recording studios and equipment, editing rooms and filming equipment, a MoCap room, a Chroma Key studio, a fabrication lab, as well as painting and sculpture studios.


Jonathan Uliel Saldanha: ‘Dismorfia’, installation view // Courtesy of School of Arts, Porto

The goal of the residency program is to provide space, time and assistance for research, experimentation and production in the development of the selected candidate’s body of work. The result of the residency will be publicly presented in a format to be discussed with the School of Arts upon arrival (exhibition, performance, conference, concert, talk).

The residency program is fully funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation and covers accommodation, meals (during weekdays), travel (up to €500 for Europe-based artists and up to €1000 for artists based in other continents) and a monthly allowance of €450. An extra €500 will be provided to cover residency materials.

The residency accepts applications from international artists and curators at any stage of practice. Applications by Portuguese artists or artists who have been resident in Portugal in the last 3 months will not be considered.

A selection committee, comprised of Nuno Crespo (Dean of the School of Arts), Guilherme Blanc (Culture Advisor for the Porto Municipality) and Cristina Grande (Senior Curator at the Serralves Museum), will make a pre-selection of candidates. The final selection is a joint responsibility of the Gulbenkian Foundation and the School of Arts.

Application Info
Deadline: May 31, 2019

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