AiR 351 Residency in Portugal

November 09, 2017

AiR 351´s main purpose is to generate critical mass while furthering artistic projects and exchanges. Aware of the country´s geographic intersection position between Europe, America and Africa, AiR 351 aims to become a space of confluence, dialogue and critical thinking.

AiR 351´s praxis follows a collaborative model based on solid one-to-one relationships within the artworld. Its team works closely with each resident on a supportive environment, anticipating and reacting to its needs. Through institutional partnerships, AiR 351´s activities encompass a variety of contexts such as museums, universities and art schools. Through a diverse range of initiatives AiR 351 wishes to bring together the local and international art scenes and continuoulsy extending the residency outreach and creating new possibilities for the dissemination of art. AiR351´s first artist in residence was Gary Hill (November 2016 to January 2017).

On 2018 AiR351 will welcome a first series of residents at its entirely renovated premises.

Besides providing private studios, offices and shared spaces to work and gather, AiR351´s residency program comprises: 

  • regular studio visits and meetings arranged according to each resident´s practice or research topic
  • engaging with the local art scene, especially with artists, curators, gallerists and collectors, through diverse activities
  • exclusive field trips (to art collections, exhibitions, artists studios, ecc)


AiR351´s team will use its best efforts to provide technical assistance. In addition, according to AiR351´s review and availability residents can also benefit from: 

  • presenting their work in public events at AiR351
  • extending presentation opportunities outside of the residency premises through the organisation´s partnerships


Please note:

  • Residencies can be exclusively focused on research and dialogue and not necessarily directed towards production or presentation.
  • Curators in residence are encouraged to interact with artists in residence, propose and organize events.


How to apply
AiR 351 welcomes application submissions throughout the year and are periodically reviewed. Residencies for artists can last up to 12 months. Nevertheless, a minimum of 3 months is strongly suggested so that artists can fully engage with the arts community, benefit from the resources, opportunities and team support that the program offers.
Residencies for curators may be shorter (1 month minimum).

For more information on how to apply and about the program fees, click here.