Open Call

MIRA Artistic Residency 2020


With Funding
Free / No Costs
Porto, Portugal


May apply for this competition foreign artists (non‐resident in Portugal) who have visual arts as their basis of research, with photography being the privileged medium. There is no restriction when it comes to age or academical background. The artists who apply for the contest must be older than 18 and have developed, at least, five years of artistic work; If the application is accepted, the artist has to come to Porto and comply with the three months of uninterrupted residency

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 01, 2020 - November 30, 2020


  • €500.00 material budget (one-time)
  • €500.00-1000.00 travel budget
  • €550.00 stipend (monthly)


Conference Rooms, Desk Space


Live/Work, Private Bathroom, Private Room


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Exhibition, Grant, Online Exhibition, Publication


Photography, Video Art, Visual Arts


English, Portugese

Program Description

The residence program is entirely supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and covers: ⦁ monthly grant, for a period of three months, in the amount of 550€ each; ⦁ travel – up to 500€ (for a european country) and up to 1.000€ (for the other remaining continents); ⦁ funding of 500€ for material expenses; ⦁ personal accident insurance travel (during the period of the exchange). The logistic aspects are assured by MIRA FORUM, namely the residence and work facilities.MIRA FORUM also ensures technical support by MIRA Gallery's team on the public presentation, and with the documental record of the evolution and final presentation of the artistic‐residency. MIRA FORUM will also give support in obtaining a Visa, if the resident is out of Schengen. more info at

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