Gulbenkian / AiR 351 Grant 2020

The Gulbenkian Foundation generously supports one artist or one curator in residence for a period of 3 months in 2020 at AiR 351. Artists and curators from all countries at any stage of practice are invited to apply. Exception: current or past residents at AiR 351 and artists and curators with a permanent residency status in Portugal are not eligible.

AiR 351 is an independent international visual arts residency program located in Cascais, Lisbon region (Portugal). Its team works closely with each resident on a highly supportive environment. Through institutional partnerships, AiR 351´s activities encompass a variety of contexts such as museums, universities and art schools. This is the 3rd edition of the Gulbenkian / AiR 351 Grant. Previous grant recipients were the artists Katarina Poliacikova and Ozge Topçu.


The program includes access to an individual studio and to communal spaces at AiR 351´s headquarters. AiR 351 will involve the Gulbenkian / AiR 351 Grant 2020 recipient in 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 do its best efforts to help the recipient finding suitable accommodation.

The Gulbenkian / AiR 351 Grant 2020 recipient will receive:
– 1000 euros/month: to cover accommodation and other living expenses, plus travel support. The travel support comprises:
– 500 euros max. (Economy class, round-trip) for artists travelling from Europe.
– 1000 euros max. (Economy class, round-trip) for artists travelling from countries outside of Europe
– Health and/or accident insurance during the grant´s timeframe.


All applications should be written in English and must include on the same file (1 document only):
– Personal information (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 Gulbenkian / AiR 351 Grant 2020 open call:


– All materials of application 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;


First, there is a pre-selection by AiR 351 international Selection Committee. Then, the final decision is a joint responsibility of Gulbenkian Foundation and AiR 351.

application deadline
March 15, 2020
The result will be announced to the recipient before April 15, 2020.
Inquiries should be sent to the following email: with the following subject: Gulbenkian / AIR 351 Grant 2020.
Selection Committee
Nathalie Anglès (US/FR), Sébastien Pluot (FR), Delfim Sardo (PT)
The Gulbenkian Foundation