May 9, 2019

2019 Gulbenkian Residency in the School of Arts

School of Arts at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto

(1) View of Nuno da Luz, Poetry as an echological survival. (2–3) View of Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, Dismorfia.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in partnership with the School of Arts will provide a 3-months residency to one international artist or curator to develop his work for a period of three months, between September and December 2019. The goal of the residency program is to provide space, time and assistance for research, experiment and production in the development of the selected candidate 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).

Conditions of the residency
–The residency program is fully funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation and covers accommodation, meals (during weekdays), travel (up to 500 EUR for Europe-based artists and up to 1000 EUR for artists based in other continents) and a monthly allowance of 450 EUR. An extra 500 EUR will be provided to cover residency materials.
–Through the research institutes of the school (CCD, CITAR) the final presentation might be considered eligible for a production grant.
–Applicants from outside Schengen area will receive support in the Visa application.

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.

The call will be open from March 4 until May 31. The final decision will be announced on June 17 after thorough analysis. The residency will start on September 15 and run until December 15.

Presentation of Applications
All candidates should deliver the following documents in English or Portuguese: (A) full-cv; (B) portfolio; (C) motivation letter; (D) a brief synopsis of the project to be developed

The application should be sent via email to the following email address referring to 2019 Gulbenkian Residency in the School of Arts open call: artisticresidencies [​at​] Please refer to the full open call before applying.

Selection Committee
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.

The School of Arts
The School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal 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, besides painting and sculpture studios.

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