Open Call

OPENCALL AiR Carpintarias / FLAD 2022

Carpintarias de São Lázaro

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Lisbon, Portugal


a) AiR Carpintarias / FLAD 2022 is intended for North-American artists not residing in Portugal or Portuguese Americans; b) There is no maximum age limit for applicants and the minimum age is 18; c) Doubles of artists will be allowed; however, the amount of the grant as well as the value for the airplane ticket will be the same as for only one artist. Tickets are purchased by CSL. The only change will be the activation of an additional personal accident insurance; d) Language of application: Applications can be submitted in English or Portuguese, preferably both languages; e) Mandatory: A Video call conversation is part of the selection process. Applicants must be available for this online interview. Candidates will be contacted in advance via e-mail; f) This application will be submitted free of charge. g) More information on the application rules can be found on:

Number of Participants

The Cultural Center Carpintarias de São Lázaro admits one artist or one artist duo at a time, as we have only one studio space for this residency.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 15, 2022 - September 15, 2022


  • €400.00 stipend (monthly)


Conference Rooms, Individual Studio, Installation Space


Apartment, Studio Only


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Courses, Critique, Discussion, Exhibition, Group Dinners, Open Studios, Performances, Round Tables, Seminars, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


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


English, Portugese

Program Description

The goal of AiR CSL/FLAD 2022 is to challenge artists creating strategies on how to bring people from the surrounding communities to engage in the cultural space of contemporary creation of CSL. (The last City Hall survey stated that, besides Portuguese residents, more than 100 different cultural ethnicities live in this part of town (in between others, from diverse African countries, South-East Asia, China, Russia, Ukraine, in between others). The leitmotif is the idea of and reflection on the concept of community. What is 'community' and how is it built; how can we build 'community' through contemporary art? Many of our neighboring communities and their cultures are based on narratives passed on for generations, using story telling as a strategy for transmitting knowledge of the world and collective history. Could there be a story telling strategy through contemporary art and creation, creating a collective memory of the neighborhood? Apply and send us your strategy.

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