Open Call

Artist Residency 2020-21

Córtex Frontal

No Funding
Free / No Costs
Arraiolos, Portugal


We welcome professional artists, writers, researchers and workgroups in search of time and space to reflect, discuss and create. Our goal is to promote and develop cultural projects, establishing a lively dialogue between artists from various disciplines and the local community. Call for applications is open year round for residency proposals from March to December, for a minimum period of 3 weeks. Projects with relevance to the Portuguese context and the local community will be specially appreciated, in Visual Arts, Performative Arts, Literature and Music. We provide housing and studios and technical/artistic/critical support. Study trips to artistic/cultural/industrial heritage, open studios and local community events are a complement in our program and we will encourage resident artists to join. Workgroups in residence (up to 15 people) for short, mid or long term are welcome.

Number of Participants

Writing / Photography / Painting / Drawing / Illustration / Printmaking / Music / Performative arts / Cinema / Video / Textile / Educational programmes.This is a self directed residency where artists work in a self oriented and independent way. However, if needed, organisators will help to give a direction/timing to projects, technical support and feedback. The residency will organise weekly cultural visits or study trips around Arraiolos and Alentejo for our resident artists. For artists interested in the traditional embroidery techniques in Arraiolos we can organise a workshop in a local tapestry office.


No deadline


September 21, 2020 - December 31, 2021


Ceramic Facility, Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Desk Space, Gallery, Individual Studio, Library




No meals


Acting, Animation, Architecture, Ballet, Ceramics, Choreography, Cinematography, Conceptual Art, Drawing, Illustration, Installation, Land Art, Music, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile, Theatre, Visual Arts


English, French, Portugese , Spanish

Program Description

Call for Applications is open all year round for residencies from April-December 2019.Minimum stay is 3 weeks / Maximum 3 months. For other stay length please ask.Pre-selected candidates will be called for a Skype interview. fill the application form that you will find in the link above. If you need to send extra documents you can do it by email to

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