Deadline: Open call

PADA Residency Studio

New space in LisbonĀ“s south bay offering large studio, accommodation, workshop and gallery space.

PADA Residency program is designed for artists and curators wishing to immerse themselves in their work and/or research. We provide them with the space to explore practices, concepts, new ideas and materials, and to develop a project while receiving feedback and support.

The selected artists/curators will have the chance to live and work in Lisbon’s South Bay and to participate in a range of activities such as talks, meetings, studio visits and exhibition tours. Participants are also encouraged to propose talks and workshops, and to engage with the local art scene. The support, networks and creative environment offered by PADA encourages professional/ artistic development and international contacts.

Located within an Industrial park with history dating back to 1885, artists will be surrounded by history as well as contemporary craftsmen 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.

The Residency includes:
—Art studio
—Accomodation in a private double bedroom
—Opportunity to propose workshops and talks and site-specific projects
in the Industrial Park
—Open studio event and Final exhibition
—Tours in museums, galleries and art studios in Lisbon
—Barreiro and Industrial Park guided tour
—Technical Support

Services Available on request:
—Individual consultations by agreement with curatorial advice and critique
—Curation, event & exhibition organisation for the final exhibition
—Documentation of the project

How to Apply
All applications should be emailed to with the subject ‘Residency Application’ and the following information in a single pdf file:
1.Name, email, address, phone number and nationality.
2.Your prefered dates.
3.A statement outlining your residency project, motivation, what do you expect from the
residency and what you hope to achieve (300 word max)
4.A statement describing your practice/research and areas of interest (300 word max)
5.Between 5-15 images of work with dimensions, technique, title and date (for artists only)
6.CV or link to website

Prospective artists/curators will be selected by PADA selection committee based on their body of work, CV and proposal for the residency programme. The committee will take into consideration the excellence of the proposal in relation to innovation and artistic experimentation.

Costs:  €950 per month

PADA Residency Studio

PADA Residency Studio


No application deadline / Open call

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