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OPEN CALL 2021 - POLDRA - Public Sculpture Project Viseu





POLDRA – Public Sculpture Project Viseu promotes site-specific contemporary public art/art in Public Space. POLDRA seeks works that propose new interpretations of the sites and spaces as well as encourage interaction between the viewer and the sites themselves. Through this dynamic, the works of art aspire to initiate connections that exist beyond the primary act of looking.

We've been doing so for the past three years by exhibiting the works of Kiluanji Kia Henda (AO), Rui Sanches (PT), Miguel Palma (PT), Cristina Ataíde (PT), Neeraj Bhatia (CA), Pedro Pires (AO), Steven Barich (US), Elisa Balmaceda (CL), Kaitlin Ferguson (GB) & Natalia Bezerra (US), Liliana Velho (PT), Jazmin Charalambous (GB), e Signe Ferguson (US) & Thanasis Ilonomou (GR-CA).

In 2021 we're seeking to extend an open sky, public art circuit, established in the Mata do Fontelo, a historic park in Viseu, Portugal. With this purpose, we're opening a call looking for site-specific artwork proposals. This is primarily addressed to visual artists who work in the fields of installation, painting, sculpture and media art. Applications from artists groups are welcome. Submissions are free and they must be specifically conceived for Mata do Fontelo (a historic urban Woods setting). 

Deadline: 18th of April, 2021.

Check the conditions for the submission of proposals and the regulation at https://poldra.com/en/open-call-2021/

POLDRA - Public Sculpture Project Viseu is funded by the “Viseu Cultura – Linha Animar” Programme of Viseu’s Municipality.


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Artists in Residence - Quinta das Relvas




Call for applications!

Quinta das Relvas Association invites artists and curators from all practices, genders, ages, nationalities and ethnicities to apply to our new program of one-month residencies.

Artists in Residence - Quinta das Relvas is a program of one-month artist residency, that takes place at Quinta das Relvas Association. 

Quinta das Relvas, is a non-profit NGO located in Branca, in the municipality of Albergaria-a-Velha in Portugal, and is dedicated to non-formal education activities in the areas of Arts and Sustainability. Quinta das Relvas headquarters are placed in a farm, that has a unique natural heritage in terms of native fauna and flora, as well as a rich history with the local population (it is an 18th century manor house where several families have lived). Here, Quinta das Relvas’ team works daily to promote and develop activities capable of training participants and staff in the association's areas of activity (Arts and Sustainability) through the sharing of knowledge in events of various kinds, including conferences, workshops, artistic residencies, and exchanges. The target audience of Quinta das Relvas is, in particular, young adult in training, at the beginning of their careers, giving priority to those who are in some way disadvantaged and / or at risk, in a local, national and international context. Sending participants to international activities through training and exchange programs, free of charge, is also one of the association’s fields of action.

The organization has a multidisciplinary team with elements working in the fields of event management, education, plastic and performing arts, architecture, meditation, permaculture, among others.


How is our Artists in Residence (AIR) program?

This program was created to fulfill a need and a demand from people that contacted us before, willing to work at the farm on their personal projects. With this in mind, we applied our expertise from other projects of ours such as GRÃO - residência artística e de investigação (AIR program for national emerging artists) to create this new AIR  with unique characteristics that we believe will empower our artists in residence, both in personal and artistic ways. 

Artists who apply for this AIR program must understand and accept that they will be producing work in a rural environment, which brings with it challenges that require the availability of the resident to adapt to them. 

Artists will be able to work in different spaces of the farm, including a studio (an 80m2 wooden structure placed in the middle of the woods, full of natural light), and will benefit from the close contact with other artists, from different backgrounds and nationalities, and will have the possibility of preparing an exhibition in a local venue, at the end of the one-month period established for the residency. The association is open to the initiatives of our artists residents, (such as organizing workshops, talks, events that engage local community etc…) and we will have a member of our team available to help materialize any initiatives that may be proposed. 

This program requests a fee of 350€ per artist for the duration of one-month residency that includes:

Studio space 20m2 ;
The residency receives a total of 4 residents per period, who share the studio. The studio is a wood and glass structure, full of natural light, placed in the middle of the forest with a total of 80 m2.

Shared Accommodation;

Equipped kitchen;


Common areas; 

Basic working furniture (on request) such as table, chair, wood planks, easel etc;

Access and usage of tools available in the association;

Please visit https://quintadasrelvas.pt/artists-in-residence/ for more information

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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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Porto Design Biennale - Open Call for Projects





Open Call for Projects
Closing date for the submission of applications
11:59 pm, January 17, 2021


Open Call for Projects Porto Design Biennale ’21 invites designers and cultural agents to present projects that are able to enrich the reflection on the general theme Alter-Realities: Designing the Present in the areas of exhibitions/installations, interventions/events, collaborations/co-productions, workshops/training, discussion/colloquia, and publishing/editions.

This edition, operating in pandemic times, asks, How can we make and prototype together, reveal, critique and amplify Alter-Realities in order to reorientate ourselves towards futures where trust in each other is restored, where regeneration not destruction is evident, and where we find a new relationality between us and Others?

The projects to be supported, in a maximum of 10, will autonomously integrate the Satellite Activities programming of the PDB’21 Alter-Realities: Designing the Present and must be held or exhibited during the PDB’21, between June 4th and July 25st, 2021.

Authors must choose and propose their venue[s] of preference, necessarily located in the territorial scope of the two cities that promote the PDB – Porto and Matosinhos.

Prize summary: 
The total sum of € 60,000.00 is available in this call for projects
Prizes Details: 

Monetary support is granted to the projects selected by the Jury, depending on their type, relevance and size/dimension. Monetary support may cover the full or partial implementation of the projects.

The total sum of € 60,000.00 [sixty thousand euros] is available in this call for projects and shall be allocated according to the specific budget of each project, in grants limited to the following levels:

— 9.000,00€ [nine thousand euros]

— 6.000,00€ [six thousand euros]

— 3.000,00€ [three thousand euros]


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POOLstudio Project




POOLstudio collaborative project_ residence + exhibition

1 feb.  / 11 apr.   ———  10 weeks 

I am looking for artists to develop a relational residence with me (POOLstudio) between February  and April 11 (2021) and to exhibit the work produced at the gallery of the local Foundation at Easter Holiday (during 1 week).

The public presentation will represent the outcome of this period, the interaction between the artists and the relation with the environment.

Artists of all backgrounds and fields are invited to apply, considering an interest in:

relational aesthetics, collaborative projects, investigate the local environment (social and natural landscape), nature, philosophy / science / budhism, eudaimonics, questioning the status quo.

and with the flexibility to create in a cooperative mode.

About POOLstudio  and  location

The entire studio/residence space is about 300 sq mt in the village of Comporta, between rice fields, pines and the Atlantic ocean,1 hour south from Lisbon. The work space will be distributed according to each one needs. Acomodation - one double room (2 beds) and one single room


the costs of the studio/residence need to be shared. 100€ each person / 1 week  (+ - 450€ / month).


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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.

\\\\\ INTRODUCTION /////
“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:
www.forumdanca.pt/pacap5 - in Portuguese
www.forumdanca.pt/pacap5en - in English


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