Open Call

De Liceiras 18 - Temporary Art Community OPEN CALL


No Funding
Porto, Portugal


We look for visual artists, designers, conceptual gardeners, experimental writers, sound hunters, improvisatory singers, performers, philosophers and (...); ones who are enthusiastic about spending one or more month within an exchange based micro-art-community, learning, teaching, discussing and breaking any preconceptions; who are not afraid to erase barriers between private and public, to live and create in the same space; who are able to take inspiration from both possibilities and impossibilities, obstacles and miracles brought about by creating in such an informal, experimental, no-budget and anti-white-box space.

Number of Participants

There are 5 rooms in the house which usually host 4-6 (including 1 to 2 interns who are artists themselves as well) residents in the house each month. Artists arrive in the beginning of a month and have an Open Studio by the end of the month.


No deadline


November 04, 2019 - December 31, 2020


  • €255.00 program fee (monthly)


Co-Working, Desk Space, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library


Kitchen, Live/Work, Shared Bathroom


No meals

Public Programs

Open Studios


Activists, Animation, Collective, Conceptual Art, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Land Art, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Research, Sculpture, Sound Art, Video Art, Visual Arts


No languages listed

Program Description

The way you use your stay within De Liceiras 18 depends mostly on your current artistic desires. So far it has served among others as a platform for spontaneous collaborations, learning new skills, exchanging feedback, experimental music sessions, reading groups, improvised performance, communal cooking etc. We are the backyard of the art world, a safe multidiscipline playground where you can test your ideas, ask questions, share your doubts. We transform, adapt and improve every month and we expect you to embrace this process. This open structure leaves a lot of freedom, but also requires an involved and responsible participation from all the residents. It is an ongoing attempt to find ways to solve problems collectively, communicate honestly and clearly. It is also a constant reinvention of structures to find the most efficient, pleasant, creative communal living environment. It is important that you read the full details at:

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