AiR 351 welcomes spontaneous application submissions throughout the year.
Besides providing private studios, offices and shared spaces to work and gather, AiR 351´s professional development program comprises:
— regular studio visits and meetings arranged according to each resident´s practice or research topic;
— engaging with the local art scene, especially with artists, curators, gallerists and collectors, through diverse activities;
— exclusive field trips (to art collections, exhibitions, artists studios, etc).
— technical assistance.
In addition, according to AiR 351´s review and availability residents can also benefit from:
— presenting their work in public events at AiR 351;
— extending presentation opportunities outside of the residency premises through the organization´s partnerships.
Please note that residencies can be exclusively focused on research and dialogue and not necessarily directed towards production or presentation. Curators in residence are encouraged to interact with artists in residence, propose and organize events.
AiR 351 can accommodate up to 6 residents who have a studio-based practice at the same time. Applications of artists and curators who wish to benefit from the program but do not need to use a studio space are also encouraged.
A minimum of 3 months residencies is strongly suggested so residents can fully engage with the arts community, benefit from the resources, opportunities and team support that the program offers.
Selection process includes reviewing the following criteria: quality of the work; potential outreach of the residency; potential ability to benefit from an AiR 351 experience.
Selection Commitee invited members:
— Nathalie Anglès
— Sébastien Pluot
— Isabel Carlos
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND
— Upon application approval residents will belong to AiR 351 Residency Association through a monthly contribution to benefit from the program.
— Finding accommodation is the resident´s responsibility. Nevertheless, AiR 351 will provide its best efforts to help finding affordable solutions in the town of Cascais.
— In addition to the program fee, applicants are advised to estimate accommodation, living and travel costs for the duration of their stay.
— Prospective residents should seek grants and other kinds of support. Applicants from abroad may be supported by their governments or foundations based in their home country.
— In case prospective residents do not qualify for any of the national grants they may apply directly on the condition that they have secured alternative funding, e.g. through supporting galleries, collectors or other kinds of bursaries.
— AiR351 issues invitation letters and other relevant information needed about the program to facilitate this process whenever appropriate.
How to apply
– The application should be sent in one email only, all items comprised in one single pdf file;
– Candidates should be proficient in spoken and written English;
– Candidates should not be enrolled in another residency or academic program during the residency period;
Applications must include
— 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.)
— All applications should be written in English