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Submission Deadline: 25-08-2019

More information on the call here (scroll down for English).

MIRA FORUM Gallery and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation propose an artistic residence for  three months in Porto. The two entities consider contemporary creation a groundwork for the plural development of  citizenship. MIRA FORUM is a gallery basically related to photography, founded in 2013 by  Manuela Matos Monteiro and João Lafuente.

Hundreds of artists have presented their work at  around 80 exhibitions, 55 talks, 53 book launches, 43 concerts, 3 travel talks, 18 workshops, 30  photo walks, 7 international photography contests and dozens of art residencies. Artistic residences are also important in MIRA’s intervention and are focused on research,  artistic production and cultural sharing. The projects are developed through the provision of  creation, research and residential space.

Program goals
⦁ Encourage artistic creation based on the place;
⦁ Stimulate the conception and creation of artistic projects with a public presentation;
⦁ Encourage a better dialogue between national and international artists;
⦁ Open processes of creation and production with a wider variety of public;
⦁ Internationalize MIRA FORUM Gallery, establishing it as a space of reference in the  artistic production and promotion;
⦁ Strengthen partnerships between different cultural structures;
⦁ Insert the present residence in an international network of artistic residences;
⦁ Promote Porto as cultural destiny

To this competition may apply  foreign artists who have visual arts as their basis of research, with photography being the privileged medium.

The residence program is entirely supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and covers:

⦁ monthly grant, for a period of three months, in the amount of 550€ each;

⦁ travel – up to 500€ (for grant holders from the European continent) and up to 1.000€ (for the remaining continents);

⦁ funding of 500€ for expenses with materials;

⦁ insurance for personal accidents and travel (during the period of the exchange).