Open Call for Artists: Residency “Anthropology, landscape and the senses: research and art in the landscape” (Portugal)

This call is for artists for residency from 28th of May to 10th of June 2018, in north-eastern Portugal, in the amazing Douro valley. The residency is part of the ‘13th Spring Meetings’, running from 7thto 10th of June, an event bringing together anthropologists, artists, geographers, landscape architects, and other landscape researchers. The event is jointly organised by UTAD University and Frauga Association.

The organisers are looking for artists whose work explores the relationship between human activity and natural environment and the production of landscape. They are expecting artists to create a ‘landscape intervention’ during their stay, using their preferred medium, including sound, but always respecting the natural environment. The organisers are not asking candidates to propose any specific project at this stage, as they expect original and creative ideas will be stemming from the specific relationship with the place and the local landscape, the social context and local history. Artists will have to create one or several artworks during the residency, and will have to present the results in public roundtables. 

 No entry fee and no payment by the artist. The organization will provide to selected artists accommodation and food. It will also support travel expenses and materials for the realization of the artworks up to a total amount of 400€ (travel + materials). Candidates must be fluent in either Portuguese, Spanish or Gallego.

Please sent CV, Portfolio (or website) and motivation letter by 30th of April 2018 to lorenzo.bordonaro(at)gmail.com