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Residency open call for artists based in GEORGIA

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

Open Call announcement: May 2, 2024

Application Deadline: June 2, 2024

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

Ria Keburia Foundation in collaboration with AiR 351 (Torres Vedras, Portugal) is announcing an open call for the 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.

– Program: integration in the local artistic community, technical and curatorial assistance, possibility of working within AiR 351 partners network and regular studio visits; organisation of open studios, public presentations, when possible and one yearly exhibition;

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

Application Procedure

We accept digital applications only. Application should include the following in ONE PDF file and sent to the

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

2. A confirmation of availability from July 8 until July 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 plans during the possible residency (this proposal can change during the course of the residency)

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