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OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS AND CURATORS   |   2021 PROGRAM

DUPLEX | Artists in Residence is an artist-run space, housing several studios, a residency program and a gallery, located in the center of Lisbon, in Graça neighborhood.

Seeking to stimulate creative processes, experimentation and plastic production as well as the discourse that these dynamics originate, Duplex presents itself as a privileged territory for the coexistence of different artists, different ways of creating and different ways of thinking about the work of art and its context.
Valuing advances and setbacks, valuing error, failure, and disruption as participants in contemporary praxis, the entire structure and functioning of the Duplex seeks, in addition to celebrating the final results, to bring the public closer to the conceptual and procedural richness of artistic creation.

For resident artists and curators, Duplex residency program allows a quick insertion in the artistic community of Lisbon, offering the possibility, time and space to develop and show their work. With conversations, visits, discussions and monitoring of projects developed in residence, Duplex seeks to adapt to the interests and needs of each group of residents, working through open calls, but also accepting self-proposals. The residencies for curators are usually coordinated with the artistic residencies.

 

Location:

Lisbon city center - between Bairro da Graça and Penha de França.

Transports and local shops at our door step. Several galleries and cultural spaces near by.

Dates:

> Open Call: until 30th June

> Confirmation:: 17th July

> Residency: October 1st to November 26th (2 months)

What's included (ARTISTS):

- Individual work studio (3 walls) - available from 7 am to 10 pm

- Program: presentation of portfolios, conversations, guest visits, and organized visits to artist studios and other cultural spaces

- Project support

- Curatorial support

- Productive and dynamic environment - in addition to resident artists, Duplex permanently houses the studios of 13 artists

- Access to common areas of the Duplex (kitchenette, terrace, wc's)

- Access to basic equipment and tools

- Open day

- Publication of an interview / article on the Duplex website and instagram

What's included (CURATORS):

- Workspace/office - available from 7 am to 10 pm

- Program: presentation of portfolios, conversations, guest visits, and organized visits to workshops or other cultural spaces

- Project support

- Productive and dynamic environment - in addition to resident artists, Duplex permanently houses ateliers of 13 artists

- Access to common areas of the Duplex (kitchenette, terrace, wc's)

- Access to basic equipment and tools

- Opportunity to develop a public program during the residency

- Basic support in the production and installation of the exhibition

- A two-week exhibition at the Duplex

- Printed communication materials related to the exhibition

- Exhibition opening

- Publication of an interview / article on the Duplex website and instagram

 

What is expected of the ARTIST:

- Development of the proposed project

- Flexibility and adaptability to work in contact with other artists

- Presence and involvement in ongoing activities in the context of the residency program

- Responsible use of space and its equipment

 

What is expected from the CURATOR:

- Organization and production of a collective exhibition (19.11.2021 to 03.12.2021 - the exhibition must have at least 2 artists, and the majority must reside in Portuguese territory)

- Involvement in all Duplex activities

- To get to know and be interested in the production of artists who work at Duplex and artists in residence

- To be a responsible and involved member in the Duplex's daily life

* In addition, all artists and curators are encouraged to propose activities that can involve the Duplex internal and external community.

Accommodation:

DUPLEX does not provide accommodation. However, we will be happy to help you find one. 

Cost:

1000 € - Total (2x500 € / month)

+ 100 € - Duo Fee (fee for Duos of artists or curators with a history of working in partnership)

+ 50 € - Maintenance fee (paid only once at the beginning of the residence)

Payments:

€ 500 (€ 550 duo) Within two weeks after selection - this amount will not be refunded in case of cancellation by the artist

€ 250 (€ 300 duo) Up to one month before the start of the residency

€ 250 (+ € 50 maintenance fee) Until the day before the first day of residence

Financing:

We are happy to assist future residents in any search or application for grants or any other type of financing.

 

Application:

- Portfolio (up to 15 pages)

- CV

- Brief project (1 page)

Send in a single PDF to hello@duplexair.com

FOR OTHER RESIDENCY PERIODS/DATES, SEND US A PROPOSAL.

WE WILL ANALYZE IT IN A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

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