Deadline: 25/01/2019

PADA+YNGSPC Residency April ´19

PADA in collaboration with Kate Mothes of YNGSPC are running a curated residency and exhibition.


PADA studios in collaboration with Kate Mothes of YNGSPC are running a curated residency program at PADA gallery.

PADA is an artist-led, non-profit arts organisation based in Barreiro in Lisbon’s South Bay, founded in 2018 by Tim Ralston (UK) and Diana Cerezino (PT). Set in a derelict industrial park with history dating back to 1885, PADA offers artists time and space to develop their practice through the exploration of technique and process.

YNGSPC is an independent curatorial project organized by Kate Mothes. The online platform emphasizes new and exciting work by early-career and emerging artists. Kate is a freelance curator who works closely with artists and artist-run initiatives to coordinate exhibitions and special projects

PADA+YNGSPC 5 painters will be selected by Kate and the PADA team to spend a month in Lisbon working towards an exhibition at PADA gallery.

Residency 3rd-30th April
PV 22nd April
Application Deadline 25 January

The residency provides each participant with a 40m2 studio in a large communal workspace.

Private double bedroom in off site accommodation a short walk from the studios 

An exhibition at PADA gallery.

The month will be based around a concentrated period in the studios but will be supplemented with talks and tutorials as well as visits to galleries, museums and studio visits in Lisbon. Artists on the residency will work closely with Kate to produce work that will be exhibited at the end of the residency period.

The fee of €950 includes accommodation and studio fees as well as technical and curatorial support.
YNGSPC is offering one scholarship in the form of a €450 deduction from the fee for artists who do not have access to other forms of funding. SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Barreiro is a medium-sized city on the South Bank of the River Tagus (20 minutes from Lisbon city centre by ferry), on the northern border of the District of Setúbal. Barreiro was the main industrial city in Portugal and Spain until 1970 and is known for its political and industrial history. Since the 70’s, Barreiro has been slowly redefining its identity, without losing its main characteristics inherited from history. Barreiro is known for its cooperation, creativity, resilience and hospitality, combined with a strong sense of identity and connection with the ever-present river Tagus.

PADA is situated within the old Companhia União Fabril industrial park where artists will be surrounded by industrial history and trade as well as contemporary craftspeople providing inspiration, material knowledge and the resources for experimentation and production. PADA’s facilities reinforce this with large studios and technical support to encourage and facilitate ambitious work.

is located within the Bairro de Santa Barbara - the old workers quarter a short walk from the studios. Each resident has a private double bedroom within a shared cottage.

Application form on line at 

Applications will need to include a cover letter, artist statement, project proposal as well as 5 images of recent work. This residency is more suitable to painters but all disciplines will be considered. Applicants will be selected by a team including Kate Mothes and the PADA curatorial team and will be chosen on their suitability for the program and the quality of their application. 

Residents will be expected to make a presentation about their practice as well as present the work they have made whilst on residency in an exhibition at PADA gallery. 

PADA+YNGSPC Residency April ´19

PADA+YNGSPC Residency April ´19


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