PROCULTURA - International circulation of artists of PALOP and East Timor in the areas of music and scenic arts

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation,, under the auspices of the PROCULTURA PALOP-East Timor EU – Promotion of employment in income generating activities in the cultural sector in PALOPs and East Timor project, launched a tender to award travel grants for participation in international artistic residences by national and resident artists in the PALOPs and East Timor in the areas of music and the scenic arts (theatre, dance, circus arts, opera and song).

The objective involves providing incentives for the international circulation of artists attending residencies in Europe, Brazil, Australia or countries neighboring the PALOPs and East Timor. The maximum travel grant awarded is €1,500 per artist.

 Candidates should have already have applied to their artistic resident host institution and confirm their respective acceptance.

Applications should be submitted in Portuguese

PROCULTURA is a European Union financed project within the framework of the regional PALOP-ET EU program, co-financed and managed by Camões, IP in addition to the co-financing provided by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

What is an artistic residency?

An artistic residency constitutes an opportunity for artistic exploration and production within a privileged environment in which there is a period of exclusive dedication to research and/or the production of a particular piece of work. This period may be subject to a prior program, whether including seminars, visits, conversations, open rehearsals or final presentations or structured around a tutorial regime within the framework of some previously established final objective.

Participation in artistic residencies increasingly represents a resource applied in the production of new works. Contact with other creatives, access to diverse practices and fields in accordance with conditions previously agreed with the host, combined with exclusive dedication, have together resulted in intensely productive periods of output whether in groups or individually.

Deadline: 31 October 2019

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