AiR 351 Grant Open Call

There is an ongoing application process. Applications are regularly reviewed by an independent international committee. Besides this permanent call and relying on the generous support of grant sponsors AiR 351 launches other calls for fully sponsored residencies. AiR 351 works actively to increase these initiatives, knowing that these are crucial for art practitioners.

Please visit our website (air351.art), section APPLY, in order to learn about the details for each call.

We are looking forward to receiving fantastic applications and adding new collaborations to our expanding record.

AiR 351 considers that promoting the creation of new opportunities through partnerships is a vital part of its activity, pursuing to have an active role in making the artistic fabric more dynamic, diverse and therefore richer.

PERMANENT CALL

AiR 351 welcomes spontaneous application submissions throughout the year.
Besides providing private studios, offices and shared spaces to work and gather, AiR 351´s professional development program comprises:
— regular studio visits and meetings arranged according to each resident´s practice or research topic;
— engaging with the local art scene, especially with artists, curators, gallerists and collectors, through diverse activities;
— exclusive field trips (to art collections, exhibitions, artists studios, etc).
— technical assistance.

In addition, according to AiR 351´s review and availability residents can also benefit from:
— presenting their work in public events at AiR 351;
— extending presentation opportunities outside of the residency premises through the organization´s partnerships.

Please note that residencies can be exclusively focused on research and dialogue and not necessarily directed towards production or presentation. Curators in residence are encouraged to interact with artists in residence, propose and organize events.

AiR 351 can accommodate up to 6 residents who have a studio-based practice at the same time. Applications of artists and curators who wish to benefit from the program but do not need to use a studio space are also encouraged.

A minimum of 3 months residencies is strongly suggested so residents can fully engage with the arts community, benefit from the resources, opportunities and team support that the program offers.

SELECTION PROCESS

Selection process includes reviewing the following criteria: quality of the work; potential outreach of the residency; potential ability to benefit from an AiR 351 experience.
Selection Commitee invited members:
— Nathalie Anglès
— Sébastien Pluot
— Isabel Carlos

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND

— Upon application approval residents will belong to AiR 351 Residency Association through a monthly contribution to benefit from the program.
— Finding accommodation is the resident´s responsibility. Nevertheless, AiR 351 will provide its best efforts to help finding affordable solutions in the town of Cascais.
— In addition to the program fee, applicants are advised to estimate accommodation, living and travel costs for the duration of their stay.
— Prospective residents should seek grants and other kinds of support. Applicants from abroad may be supported by their governments or foundations based in their home country.
— In case prospective residents do not qualify for any of the national grants they may apply directly on the condition that they have secured alternative funding, e.g. through supporting galleries, collectors or other kinds of bursaries.
— AiR351 issues invitation letters and other relevant information needed about the program to facilitate this process whenever appropriate.

HOW TO APPLY

– The application should be sent in one email only, all items comprised in one single pdf file;
– Candidates should be proficient in spoken and written English;
– Candidates should not be enrolled in another residency or academic program during the residency period;

APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE

— Letter of motivation including a brief description of current practice, statement of intent and goal of the residency (500 words max.);
— Curriculum Vitae;
— Portfolio (max. 10MB total)
— Optional: letters of recommendation (3 max.)
— All applications should be written in English

RIA KEBURIA & AIR 351 / CAC GRANT

RESIDENCY OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS BASED IN GEORGIA

Ria Keburia Foundation (Georgia) & AiR 351 / CAC, Torres Vedras (Portugal) 

Open Call announcement: May 3, 2024

Application Deadline: June 3, 2024

Residency time-slot: July 6 – August 6, 2024 

Ria Keburia Foundation in collaboration with AiR 351 / CAC, Torres Vedras (Portugal) is announcing an open call for an Artists-in-Residence program in Portugal in July 2024. 

The Ria Keburia Foundation, founded in 2018 by the Georgian patron of the arts Ria Keburia, aims to support development of the contemporary art scene in Georgia and the region of South Caucasus. One of the main goals of the Foundation is creating an ecosystem of international Artist-in-Residence programs and strengthening support and promotion of emerging and established Georgian artists.

AiR 351 is an international, independent, non-profit organization, a studio- based residency program, operating within the visual arts since 2017 in Portugal. By bringing together international and national artists, curators and other selected interlocutors, it opens up a space to share ideas and research, through confluence and dialogue, creating a sense of community.

This opportunity is for an emerging or an established artist, based in Georgia, and offers a fully funded 1 month residency at AiR 351 / CAC, Torres Vedras, Portugal, from July 6 until August 6, 2024. Painters, ceramic artists, artists, working with textile, photographers, sculptors are welcome to apply. 

AiR 351 involves residents in its general activities program: integration in the local artistic community, technical and curatorial assistance, possibility of working within AiR 351 partners network, studio visits, open studios and public presentations, when possible.

The program is focused on enabling artists to develop new works, network, and interact with art professionals in Portugal. Applicants should have at least a moderate level of spoken English. Applicants should submit a brief project proposal, outlining his/her specific research interest and intention for the residency.

* Please note that only the successful artist will be notified by June 15 2024. Due to the expected high number of applications, we are unable to respond individually or provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.   

THE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM OFFERS: 

– private room with toilet at AiR 351 /CAC, Torres Vedras, Portugal

– studio space (c. 30 sq. meters)

– economy flight round trip from Tbilisi to Lisbon

– train round trip from Lisbon to Torres Vedras

– Monthly allowance: 500 euros

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

We accept digital applications only.

Applications should include the following in ONE PDF file and sent to the artresidence@riakeburia.com

1. A cover sheet with name, contact address, e-mail and telephone number;

2. A confirmation of availability from July 8 until August 8, 2024, if selected; 

3. An artist’s statement describing practice and areas of interest (up to 500 words);

4. A minimum of 10 images (or equivalent extracts from videos, sound work, etc) of recent work, with captions and a short description;

5. A CV/Resume;

6. A statement plan during the possible residency (this proposal can change during the course of the residency);

7. Application and letters of recommendation should be written in English

8. Only digital material is accepted.


Applications must be submitted via email to the following email address referring to the FLAD / AiR 351 / 2024 Grants open call:
applications@air351.art

Website link: https://air351.art/calls/

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