Open Call

Open Call: AiR Carpintarias 2019 (07-31-2019 17:12)

Carpintarias de São Lázaro

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Lisbon, Portugal


This artistic residency is open to non-Portuguese artists living abroad, and aims to foster artistic creation within the context of national and international culture. The three-month residency is to begin within the month of October 2019, on a date to be combined between CSL and the chosen artist in residence. For more information please consult the Regulation document made available on our webpage:

Number of Participants

1 artist or artist duo will be selected for the AiR Carpintarias 2019. - All artists (or artist duos) working in the Fine Arts can apply, in the end there will be a shortlist of 3, selected by an independent jury, and afterwards only one artist / or artist duo gets the approval by the Board of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


October 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019


  • €500.00-1000.00 travel budget
  • €1,000.00 stipend (monthly)


Desk Space


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Discussion, Exhibition, Open Studios, Round Tables, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Conceptual Art, Drawing, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Multimedia, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Video Art


English, Portugese

Program Description

This AiR is organized by the Fine Arts Department / CSL - Carpintarias de São Lázaro and will take place within the center, in a close relationship to its neighborhood, the city and the local arts community. CSL are located in the historical city center of Lisbon, a special area, marked by a huge variety of multicultural communities. Last time the City council counted, people living and working near Martim Moniz Square belonged to over 100 different cultures. On a first glance, all these communities seam to be very different from each other, but they have characteristics they share, as e.g. their dedication to work and their traditional lifestyles. We are interested in proposals that reflect on the relativization of these cultural differences through contemporary creation, establishing approaches, where tradition does not impede the creation of new shared cultural contexts, helping foster the creation of new collective perceptions.

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