FLAD / AiR 351 Grants 2021

AiR 351 is proud to launch the third edition of FLAD/AiR 351 grants, an initiative generously supported by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD). Until the present there were 5 grant recipients hosted by AiR 351 within this partnership´s framework: Jody Wood (2020), João Enxuto & Erica Love (2020), Ellie Ga (2019) and Nicholas Knight (2019).

These two grants are targeted for US based/American artists and curators and will cover a period of 4 months during 2021 (exact dates to be settled between AiR 351 and applicant). United States based artists and curators at any stage of practice are invited to apply. Exception: current or past residents at AiR 351.
AiR 351 is an independent international visual arts residency program located in Cascais, Lisbon region (Portugal). Its team works individually with each resident on a supportive environment, providing curatorial and technical assistance on a regular basis. Through institutional partnerships, AiR 351´s activities normally encompass a variety of contexts such as museums, art collections and art schools. Given the current worldwide pandemic context and depending on its evolution necessary adjustments might have to be taken in consideration, namely regarding the public programs and visits to the residency. All sanitary measures issued by the government for this kind of organization have been implemented and incorporated in AiR 351 regulations.


The program includes access to an individual studio and to communal spaces at AiR 351´s headquarters. AiR 351 involves residents its general activities program: integration in the local artistic community, technical and curatorial assistance, possibility of working within AiR 351 partners network (namely art schools workshops), studio visits, open studios and public presentations, when possible.
AiR 351 will do its best efforts to help the recipients finding suitable accommodation.
FLAD / AiR 351 Grants offer a monthly allowance of 1150 euros for a total period of 4 months. That amount should cover living expenses including accommodation, travel expenses and health and/or accident insurance during the grant´s timeframe. Grant recipients are exempt from paying residency fees to AiR 351, once these are supported by FLAD.


All applications should be written in English and must include on the same file (1 single pdf document):
– Personal information (including contacts)
– Letter of motivation including a brief description of current practice, statement of intent and goal of the residency (500 words max.);
– Curriculum Vitae;
– Portfolio (max. 10MB total)
– Optional: letters of recommendation (3 max.)
Applications must be submitted via email to the following email address referring to the FLAD / AiR 351 / 2021 Grants open call:


– Letters of recommendation should be written in English;
– Only digital material is accepted;
– Candidates should be proficient in spoken and written English;
– Candidates should not be enrolled in another residency during the same period;
– Candidates are responsible for their VISA application and should contemplate at least 30 days for that process prior to departure from the US.


First, there is a pre-selection by AiR 351 international Selection Committee (Nathalie Anglès, Sébastien Pluot and Isabel Carlos). Then, the final decision is a joint responsibility of FLAD and AiR 351.
For further information about AiR 351 project please visit

Image: João Enxuto & Erica Love, A Film for People, 2021, 4K video. Courtesy of the artists

04.02 – 15.03.2021
March 15, 2021
Results will be announced until April 15
Inquiries about these Grants should be sent to the following email: with the subject FLAD AiR 351 Grant 2021
Nathalie Anglès (US/FR), Sébastien Pluot (FR), Isabel Carlos (PT)
Luso-American Development Foundation