Hangar / Center of Artistic Research

General information

Brief description of organisation

HANGAR is an Artistic Research Center, located in the area of Graça, in Lisbon. HANGAR includes several platforms for action, including: a center of artistic residences, studios for artists, an art education center, an exhibition and public program.

From the concept of unification of certain geographies, cultures and identities, HANGAR seeks to organize and produce the development of cross-disciplinary artistic projects in the Visual Arts, integrating public presentations and taking Lisbon as the focus of intervention.

HANGAR is an independent space run by artists and curators. It is a place for experimentation, research and reflection of artistic practices. The space is a point of convergence of various areas of contemporary artistic processes. HANGAR aims to act as a catalyst of experience in the connection between artists, researchers and other artistic initiatives. It aims to encourage discussion of the emerging contemporary art, stimulating the development of artistic and theoretical practices motivated by experimental and shared experiences.

HANGAR Residencies program developed from the experience of the coordinating team that since 2009 organizes the Triangle workshop residency program in Portugal . This upcoming new residency in Lisbon gives the opportunity to non Portuguese based artists to live and work in Lisbon for a period of up to 3 months.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The Residency program at Hangar encourages dialogue, exchange and experimentation. The program is non prescriptive and process-based, allowing visiting artists to develop projects in response to their new environment, or to conduct research benefiting from Lisbon´s resources.

The Residencies Program is firmly established in the Lisbon arts scene, promoting diverse cultures and practices through international and experimental projects.

Hangar develops several International Residency Programs that give non-resident artists in Portugal or Lisbon, the opportunity to live and work in Lisbon for a period between two weeks and three months. The program aims to facilitate the international exchange and the exchange of ideas through artistic practice in the areas of visual arts, performance, photography and video.

Hangar offers 7 living and work studios for residency, 4 studios with private bathroom and kitchen facilities and 3 studios on a co-working shared format and shared kitchen facilities.

Together with HANGAR Exhibitions and Participation Program these international residencies encourage dialogue, exchange and experimentation. Through strategic partnerships in the international art world and institutions linked to cultural production and artistic research in various countries and through the Triangle Network Hangar program aims to strengthen the existing exchange between Portugal, Europe, Africa and South America.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Other

artist assistant

Grants available

If available information will be published in our website

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
  • Cleaning
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
Number of studios

between 5 and 10

Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portugese
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Artist studios

How to reach

Nearest airport

Lisbon airport

Contact information

Hangar / Center of Artistic Research
Rua Damasceno Monteiro, 12
1170- 112 Lisbon


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