Open Call | PACAP 6 - Performing Arts Advanced Programme, curated by Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz





PACAP 6 - Performing Arts Advanced Programme
Curated by Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz

From February 16 to July 30, 2023
Forum Dança, Lisbon, Portugal

Applications for the next edition of PACAP – Performing Arts Advanced Programme are now open.
The sixth edition of the Performing Arts Advanced Programme is curated by Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz.
This advanced training course will run from February 16 to July 30, 2023 and it will take place mostly in Lisbon, Portugal.

The course is aimed for dancers, choreographers, performers and other artists with performance, body, and movement practices, older than 23 (with no upper age limit). The program is open to applications from individual and duet artists.

The selection process will be carried out by the curators of PACAP 6 and the direction of Forum Dança. 
Candidates must present a synopsis of a project to be developed within the scope of PACAP 6. 
This synopsis is nothing more than a starting point, an unfinished idea, an unsolved problem. 

The selection process will take place in 2 distinct Phases:

  • Phase 1 – Applications - until June 20, 2022;
  • Phase 2 – Auditions - 5 to 10 September 2022.

Candidates selected for an audition will be contacted by June 30, 2022. The second phase will only be for the candidates selected in the first phase. Communication of the final results: all selected candidates will be contacted by email until 30 September 2022. For foreign residents unable to travel to Lisbon, an audition and online interview will be held between September 5 and 10, 2022 at a time to be arranged with each candidate.


  • Registration: 120€.
  • Payment in full: 1800€.
  • Payment in two instalments: 950€ x 2.

Note: Scholarships will be awarded after the selection is completed to 2 participants that can provide simultaneous translation for small groups. The scholarship consists of a 50% reduction of the total tuition fee.

Coproduction PACAP 6:
TBA – Teatro do Bairro Alto and Culturgest - Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Support PACAP 6: O Rumo do Fumo, Alkantara, Estúdios Victor Córdon, O Espaço do Tempo, Piscina

You can access the complete information available on our website at:

  • – in Portuguese
  • – in English

The submission of applications is done solely and exclusively through the form available on the Forum Dança website. Applications will be accepted in Portuguese, English and French. For more information and to apply, just fill out the form available here.

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Forum Dança is an independent structure funded by Portuguese Ministry of Culture, Directorate General for the Arts and the Lisbon City Hall.
Forum Dança is a member of REDE – Association of Structures for Contemporary Dance

Photo © Joana Linda


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AiR Carpintarias / FLAD 2022





The AiR Carpintarias / FLAD 2022 is a three-month artist residency, directed to individual artists or artist duos in Fine Arts. FLAD Luso-American Development Foundation supports this artistic residency. 

AiR Carpintarias / FLAD 2022 is intended for North-American artists not residing in Portugal or Portuguese-Americans. 

The AiR offers a monthly artist fee plus flight costs; an apartment for the artist is also provided for.

CSL - Carpintarias de São Lázaro is a contemporary cultural center where creativity, innovation and multidisciplinary intersect giving an opportunity to bring people, communities and knowledge together. 

CSL opened in 2017 with a multidisciplinary and transversal programming. From dance shows and classical and electronic music concerts to architecture congresses, it was also the exhibitions with Los Carpinteros, Alfredo Jaar, Jorge Molder, Marina Abramovic, Per Barclay and Miles Greenberg (performance) that have marked this cultural space in the city of Lisbon. 

Located in the historical center of the Portuguese capital, between Martim Moniz Square and Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, its goal is to generate new possibilities of creation and performance and also the reception and development of relevant artistic skills, supporting traditional and contemporary cultural production. 

This program is organized by the Visual Arts department of CSL and will be held inside the Cultural Center, in a close relationship with the immediate neighborhood, the city and the local artistic community. 

CSL is located in the historic center of the city, in a particular area, very marked by the great variety of cultural communities that gather around the Martim Moniz Square. The last time City Hall did a survey, besides Portuguese residents, more than 100 different cultural ethnicities lived in this part of town (the main ones being from Africa, Bangladesh, China, India and Pakistan; but people from Brazil, Ukraine, Nepal and Russia also live here) and, more recently, with the urban rehabilitation process of this area, new communities have settled like French, Americans and Italians, among others. All these communities are very different at first sight, but many of them have common characteristics such as their dedication to work, usually in retail, and their lifestyle being very attached to their cultural traditions of origin and perhaps a bit disconnected to the local contemporary context.

The goal of AiR Carpintarias / FLAD 2022 is to challenge the artists to create strategies on how to bring people from the surrounding communities to engage in the cultural space of contemporary creation of CSL. The leitmotif is the idea of and reflection on the concept of community. What is 'community' and how is it built; how can we build 'community' through contemporary art? 

A reflection that may lead to an integration of the cultural differences of the neighboring communities, through contemporary creation, and that establishes approaches in which tradition does not prevent the creation of new shared cultural contexts and favors the sharing of contents and the creation of new common perceptions. 

In the aforementioned sense, we invite artists to submit proposals for AiR Carpintarias / FLAD 2022 suggesting a strategy for concrete interactions with the populations neighboring the cultural center, which may have various formats: workshops, meetings to be recorded in the space, a joint project with members of these communities and, ideally, in its final presentation also in the presence and with the participation of these people.

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3-month residency + time for final presentation

Monthly fee of 400 € per artist / artist duo + apartment 

Travel charges with flight (return ticket) are paid for by Carpintarias de São Lázaro.

For more information, please consult our Opencall Application Rules for the AiR Carpintarias / FLAD 2022 on our website.

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OPEN CALL 2022 | Annual Grant Residency Program ZARATAN AIR





OPEN CALL 2022 | Annual Grant

Residency Program ZARATAN AIR

DEADLINE | From 10th October to 10th November, 2021 (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 cover the studio and accommodation fees for one artist selected through the applications process. THE CALL IS OPEN FROM 10th OCTOBER TO 10th NOVEMBER, 2021.

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 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 studio, 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 your 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 o publi presentations.

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GRANT | Once a year Zaratan offers a 4 weeks residency grant, which cover the studio and accommodation fees for one artist selected through the applications process. THE CALL IS OPEN FROM 10th OCTOBER TO 10th NOVEMBER, 2021.
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Open Call for unpublished creative projects




FAULT / FALHA is an Open Call for original and unpublished creative projects that explore the themes of contemporary fragmentation and discontinuity in discourse, culture and community - all over the world.

Selected projects that explore these themes using the medium of text, photography, illustration or drawing will be included and published in the first issue of chumbo, a magazine dedicated to creative research.

The Open Call runs until the 18th of June 2021.

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Friends In The Arts Open Call for Magazine Submissions




Friends In The Arts Magazine opens the international call INVISIBLE ATLAS by welcoming submissions of essays, interviews, reviews, podcasts, videos, photographs, poems, short stories, short articles, artist projects and art investigations concerning contemporary art in all disciplines from friends in the arts around the world at any career stage.

Friends In The Arts presents the theme INVISIBLE ATLAS for FITA’s first international art magazine created by the Friends In The Arts community, to promote creative individuals and cultural organizations working exceptionally in the arts. We are committed to explore the best being produced around the globe and select the most impressive analysis of contemporary art forms in our bi-annual editorial magazine published in March and September.


In this exclusive Open Call for submissions, FITA is inviting all friends to send proposals that address the ways in which we live, move and connect as individuals. Drawing from the book “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino, where navigation to map the invisible is key and “the shortest distance between two points is not the straight line but a zigzag” (Calvino, 88: 1974), we open to discussion: What is the purpose of connecting invisible cities around the globe? Who is drawing frontiers in the world cartography? Where can border lines be traced? How are we moving forward as spaced coordinates? Why do we keep fighting concepts of abstract space? We also welcome proposals concerning educational material to help friends enter the art market profession.


Friends from all around the world can send their submissions as individuals or groups of individuals. The digital platform Friends In The Arts is supported primarily by yearly membership quotas. Authors are urged to subscribe to the yearly program at Friends in The Arts Contempo page and ask their institutions and friends to do the same. 


Friends In The Arts Magazine is an international published art magazine that communicates artistic research from all disciplines.


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Call for Applications PACAP 5, curatorship by João Fiadeiro (Lisbon, Portugal)




PACAP 5 - Performing Arts Advanced Programme
Not knowing together
- 2021/22
Curatorship by João Fiadeiro in collaboration with Márcia Lança, Carolina Campos and Daniel Pizamiglio.

Applications for the next edition of PACAP - Performing Arts Advanced Programme are now open.
The fifth edition of the Performing Arts Advanced Programme is curated by João Fiadeiro, in collaboration with Márcia Lança, Carolina Campos and Daniel Pizamiglio.
This advanced training course will run from September 6, 2021 to July 30, 2022 and is aimed for dancers, choreographers, performers and other artists with practices related to performance, body and movement.

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“PACAP 5’s programming will aim to provide a diverse and non linear approach towards artistic research, employing as reference the study and experimentation of improvisation through Real Time Composition (bloc I); collaborative practices starting from a shared question (bloc II); and practices of individual research for each participant (bloc III). Depending on their interests and availability, participants will be able to opt for a 3, 6 or 9 month course. In order to do the second and third blocs participants must attend the previous ones. The number of participants will decrease as the course progresses: 24 in the first bloc, 16 in the second and 8 in the third and final one, thereby establishing different intensities and ways of involvement with the different research practices of decision, collaboration and creation proposed within the course.
João Fiadeiro and some members of the Atelier RE.AL Collective (Márcia Lança, Carolina Campos, Daniel Pizamiglio and Ivan Haidar) will be present during the entire duration of the course in order to replicate the laboratorial practice that has always characterized our activity. This aims to produce a sense of continuity between blocs and create the condition to deepen the research experience, which would be difficult to implement if the course were structured around a more fragmented and punctual participation of external guests. Regardless, running parallel to a more constant relationship with the Atelier RE.AL Collective we will invite artists and researchers to direct occasional workshops associated with the subjects being explored in each bloc. With these invitations we aim to create a critical distance with regards to our practice, to tune in to other ways of thinking-doing artistic research and generate some breathing room between the cycles.” – Curatorial Team

The course is aimed at dancers, choreographers, performers and other artists whose practices relate to performance, body and movement. Applicants should position themselves as peers and not students and see artistic creation as a space of research through art, meaning a platform for the exploration of processes of correlation, collaboration and decision in an environment that does not distinguish between theory and practice and promotes permeability between subjects, thereby regarding the work of art as a consequence of a process and not as its end.

Bloc I - Study, experimentation and practice of Real Time Composition
: September 6 until December 4, 2021
Bloc II - Collaboration processes based on a shared question: January 17 until April 16, 2022
Bloc III - Individual investigation processes of each participant: April 26 until July 30, 2022

Bloc I
- Lisa Nelson (USA), Romain Emma-Rose Bigé (FR).
Bloc II - Coletivo Hormigonera (UY), David-Alexandre Guéniot / GHOST (PT), Orquestina de Pigmeos (ES), Projeto Companhia – João dos Santos Martins (PT).
Bloc III - Eleonora Fabião (BR), Gustavo Sumpta (PT), La Ribot (ES), Luara Learth/Acauã Elbandido (BR), Mette Edvardsen (NO).


Bloc I+II+III (9 months)

  • Course calendar: September 6, 2021 to July 30, 2022
  • Application deadline: 29.01.2021
  • Selection phases dates:
  • 12.02.2021 ›› Announcement to pre-selected candidates
  • 15 to 19.02.2021 ›› On-line workshop
  • 22 to 26.02.2021 ›› Individual interviews with curatorial team
  • 01.03.2021 ›› Communication of results

Bloc I+II (6 months)

  • Course calendar: September 6, 2021 to April 16, 2022
  • Application deadline: 12.03.2021
  • Selection phases dates:
  • 19.03.2021 ›› Announcement to pre-selected candidates
  • 22 to 26.03.2021 ›› On-line workshop
  • 29.03.2021 ›› Communication of results

Bloc I (3 months)

  • Course calendar: September 6, 2021 to December 4, 2021
  • Application deadline: 16.04.2021
  • Selection phases dates:
  • 24.04.2021 ›› Announcement to pre-selected candidates
  • 26 to 30.04.2021 ›› On-line workshop
  • 02.05.2021 ›› Communication of results

Coproduction PACAP 5
: TBA – Teatro do Bairro Alto
Support PACAP 5: O Rumo do Fumo, Alkantara, Estúdios Victor Córdon, O Espaço do Tempo

You can consult the complete information available on our website at: - in Portuguese - in English


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