rua de são bento, 432, lisbon
ELIGIBILITY | Emerging and professional visual artists, performing artists, sound artist, curators and writers are eligible to apply. The residency program is designed for international or Portuguese 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 | Minimum 4 weeks – Maximum 12 weeks.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS | 2 artists at the same time
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 OPEN CALL IS NOW OPEN FROM OCTOBER 1 TO NOVEMBER 1, 2018. THE RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON NOVEMBER 30, 2018.
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 international 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.
During their stay in Lisbon, the selected artists will be required to meet on a regular basis with the curatorial team of Zaratan.
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, public presentations and open studio visits.
APPLICATION PROCESS | We are permanently accepting application for the regular program of residencies. If you wish to apply to our residency program, please email us at [email protected] with the following information (1 pdf file not exceeding 24 mb):
– 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 selections committee comprised of artists, curators, community members and spaces board members. Applicants will be notified via email as soon as possible after selections has been made. If accepted, we will assist residents with funding applications if needed.
COSTS | Our program is managed on a not-for-profit basis under the care of Zaratan gallery. We do not receive funding to run the residency, so most of our residents attend with the help of funding they have received from their sending Countries. The residency fee covers accommodation, studio, airport pickup, orientation, technical support and mentoring. Zaratan can assist the artists with letters of invitation to enable to raise funds to cover the residency costs.
MORE INFORMATION | [email protected]