PLMJ / AiR 351 Grant 2022

The PLMJ Foundation generously supports one artist in residence for a period of 3 months during 2022 at AiR 351´s headquarters in Cascais.
Artists from the CPLP (Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries) at any stage of practice are invited to apply, independently of where they are based.
This is the 2nd edition of the PLMJ / AiR 351 grant. Considering the current pandemic outbreak it is required by Portuguese authorities for visitors from abroad to show a valid vaccination and quite likely a negative test for Covid. By valid vaccination it is meant a vaccine recognized by EU authorities.
The residence period at AiR 351 should occur during 2022, preferably (but not required) from May through July.


AiR 351 is an independent international visual arts residency program located in Cascais, Lisbon region (Portugal).
AiR 351´s praxis follows a collaborative model and 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.

The PLMJ / AiR 351 Grant 2020 recipient will benefit from:
– A grant of 1000 euros/month to cover accommodation and other living expenses. Besides that, PLMJ will also cover the fees for the artist to be a member of AiR 351 during that period.
– In case of an artist coming from abroad the monthly grant is 1150 euros plus an air fare (economy class) up to 1400 euros and health insurance, if necessary.
– Access to an individual studio and to communal spaces at AiR 351´s headquarters.
– AiR 351 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 find suitable and affordable accommodation.

As an outcome of the residency one work to be agreed between the artist and PLMJ Foundation will be integrated in the PLMJ Collection.

Application process

All applications documents must be included on the same file (1 document only, 10 MB max):
– 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
– Optional: letters of recommendation (3 max.)

Applications must be submitted via email to the following email address referring to the PLMJ / AiR 351 Grant 2022 open call:

Please keep in mind

– All materials of application should be written in English, once the Selection Committee is international.
– 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;
– After the residency (max. 1 month after the end date) both the artist and AiR 351 should send to PLMJ Foundation separate reports about the residency mentioning the activities developed.

23.12 – 24.01.2022
Application deadline
January 24, 2022
Selection Committee
Nathalie Anglès, Sébastien Pluot, Isabel Carlos
Selection Process
First, there is a pre-selection by AiR 351 and its international Selection Committee. Then, the final decision is a joint responsibility of PLMJ Foundation and AiR 351.
PLMJ and AiR 351 will do its best efforts so announce the results until March 1st, 2022.
Inquiries should be sent to the following email: with the following subject: PLMJ / AIR 351 Grant 2022.
Fundação PLMJ