CAAA /artistic residence program

CAAA artistic residence program

The CAAA Centre for Art and Architecture Affairs is a nonprofit cultural institution whose mission is to support and encourage artistic creation and application of new methods of production, promoting the interaction between the various fields of artistic expression – visual arts, design, film, literature, media and performing arts – and architecture, generating discussion and collaboration between different artistic and technological platforms, both by sharing a physical space as in the involvement in cultural programming.

The Artistic Residence Program offers the opportunity to emerging artists/performers/architects/curators to propose and curate a project related to CAAA philosophy – the collaboration between different artistic platforms in order to create new interdisciplinary opportunities and confrontations.
The work/research developed should have a public presentation such as an exhibition, play, concert, lecture, events, etc.
CAAA will provide assistance and support to the realization of the selected project.

Eligibility and Terms:

All national and international artists, architects and curators.
Each applicant must submit a proposal for a project to be realized at CAAA. All submissions must be new projects or a new approach on an ongoing project.
The languages in use at CAAA are Portuguese and English.


1-3 months

Supported by Artist:  

Monthly stipend for a living/working studio: €400,00

Supported by CAAA:  

Cleaning once a week
Gallery #3 (70m2) for 1 month / black box up to 4 presentations

Studio Information:  

Living/working studio (22m2) withprivate bath and equipped kitchenette.


4 art galleries; black-box for theater, dance, cinema and presentations; rehearsal room; 2 studios for artists in residence; research library; audio-visual production studio; laboratory for art and architecture.

Application Requirements:

Each application should comprise the following documents in English or in Portuguese to, in a single PDF file of 5 MB maximum:
1. A curatorial or artistic statement (1,000 to 1,500 words, with 3–10 images) must include a project description and a work schedule;
2. A curriculum vitae detailing education, research and professional experience, working languages, and any other relevant information;
3. A representative selection of a few realized projects that convey an impression of your distinctive approach;
4. At least 1 recommendation letter of an academic or professional who is familiar with you and your work.

Selection process:

The CAAA will select a project according to the following criteria: originality of the artistic/curatorial statement, relevance to collaborative thinking and practice, expertise and trajectory of the candidate, feasibility and relevance with the curatorial and artistic direction of the CAAA.

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