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Applications open for AiR 351 grants

Application deadline: November 12, 2022

AiR 351 was founded in 2015 and is a non-profit, independent organization with a base in Portugal. AiR 351, a program for visual artists in residence, is dedicated to fostering art residencies and public programming. Its goal is to increase critical mass while promoting artistic initiatives and interactions. International and domestic artists, curators, and other professionals come together in this studio-based program, creating a forum for study, exchange, and presentation. Activities conducted at the organization’s Cascais headquartersand in other venues with partners always have a clear connection to the residency. The rigorous discussion with its people yields discussions with invited guests and partnerships through a collaborative methodology. The same methodology is used for studio visits, research tours, publications, commissions, and open studios, presentations, and other public events. As a result, AiR 351’s structure is flexible. We follow individual working styles and areas of interest while adapting to the project’s unique requirements, particularly in terms of scale, media, and context.

The organization has hosted more than 50 international artists and curators from over 25 countries. Gary HillEllie GaVittorio SantoroEmily WardillVeit StratmannOhan Breiding and Shoghig HalajianKatarína PoliačikováThiago HonórioMaria TrabuloCécile Bourne-Farrell and Mathilde Walker-Billaud are among its alumni.

The professional development program at AiR 351 is networked nationally and internationally and is anchored in the strong local art community. Regular curatorial and technical support from its staff helps to streamline the creation of new works. AiR 351’s operations span a range of contexts, including museums, universities, and art schools, where a variety of public events are held, thanks to institutional relationships.

An continuous application procedure is in place, and submissions are examined by a diverse, multinational committee comprised of Natalie Anglès, Isabel Carlos, and Sébastien Pluot. Parallel to this, AiR 351 generates grant possibilities by collaborating with sponsors and requesting government financing. Because of this, AiR 351 occasionally issues calls for fully financed residencies. AiR 351 actively promotes these activities since it is aware of how important they are for artists.

Till November 12, 2022, applicants for DGARTES / AiR 351 grants may submit their applications. Through the funding initiative “2021 Apoio a Projetos, Arts Visuais – Criaço e Ediço,” Direço-Geral das Artes has made this call for submissions feasible. It contains three fully funded fellowships with a total duration of four months that are specifically aimed for curators and artists who, regardless of where they are based, are from the PALOP—Portuguese-speaking African countries. Applications are welcome from artists and curators at any point of their careers.

These residencies should occur in 2022 and during the first semester of 2023, exact calendar to be determined between the organization and the grant recipients.

The grant recipients will get a monthly income of 1150 euros to help with housing costs and other living expenditures, and they are not required to pay membership dues to join AiR 351 during that time. This program provides a 600 euro travel allowance for artists traveling from overseas. The ability to work within the AiR 351 partners network (specifically art school workshops), access to a private studio and communal spaces, technical and curatorial assistance, regular studio visits, participation in open studios events, and other public presentations when feasible are additional advantages. AiR 351 makes every effort to assist clients in locating decent housing at a fair price.

The organization wants to enable these artists’ mobility, encourage their integration into the arts community, and contribute to cultural variety by giving them access to possibilities through the establishment of DGARTES / AiR 351 awards.

Please note that: all materials of application should be written in English; only digital material is accepted; candidates should not be enrolled in another residency during the same period; the working language is English; the residency timeframe is four months and cannot be shortened.

Applications should be sent to the following email: applications [​at​], with the subject DGARTES / AiR 351 Grants. Deadline: November 12, 2022.

AiR 351
Avenida Vasco de Gama 11
2750-509 Cascais

T +351 915 480 727
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