Deadline: 06/04/2019

PADA studios Summer Residency

A residency in amongst industrial ruins on LisbonĀ“s sunny south bay.

Description of residency program
PADA is an independent, not-for-profit, artist run organization.

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.

Our Residency program runs side by side with our long term studios. with this in mind we intend for the two areas to become indivisible and create an environment conducive to dialogue, collaboration and sharing of knowledge between the two programmes.

Duration of residency
1 month - 3months

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
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
  • Tours in museums, galleries and art studios in Lisbon
  • Barreiro and Industrial Park guided tour
  • Technical Support

Fees and support
Costs - €950 per month.
This includes studio and accommodation as well as all facilities at PADA.

It does not include flights.

Funding your Residency:
We encourage selected artists/curators to apply for funding to cover all costs involved. PADA is a non-profit cultural association and helps all successful applicants with invitation letters in order to apply for funding. It is important when applying for funding to inform us as soon as possible to  allow sufficient time to secure funding.

Expectations towards the artist
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.

Application information
How to Apply:

All applicants should fill in the application form HERE the following information is required.

  1. A cover letter with name, email, address, phone number and nationality.
  2. Your prefered dates and the duration of your stay.
  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. 5 images of work  with dimensions, technique, title and date (for artists only)
  6. CV

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.

PADA studios Summer Residency

PADA studios Summer Residency


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