[A]Space X ArtistS at Risk X QUINTA DAS RELVAS

Residency Open Call 

  1. Applicants

  2. Fees

  3. Location of the residency

  4. Application requirements

  5. How to apply

  6. Residency programme

  7. Announcement of the results

[A]Space,  Artists at Risk, and Quinta das Relvas, in partnership, are offering a four-week artistic residency in Portugal to four Ukrainian women artists from 1 to 28 February 2023, followed by an exhibition in Lisbon at [A]Space gallery.


To learn more about the project, click here.


  1. Applicants

We welcome applications from  Ukrainian female visual artists at any stage of their career, based anywhere in Europe, whose work focuses on socio-political concerns, regardless of media or educational background.

  1. Fees


  1. Location of the residency


We are delighted to partner with Quinta das Relvas, a non-profit organisation based in an 18th century eco-farm in the village of Branca (Albergaria-a-Velha Council), Portugal. The farm has a rich natural and historic heritage where several fauna and flora live peacefully together. Four artists are invited to stay in the eco-houses and use the studios and outdoor spaces, from 1 to 28 February 2023.


  1. Application requirements

  • Female visual artists 

  • Over 18 years of age

  • Ukrainian nationality

  • All artistic media and practices are welcome

  • The practice must embrace a socio-political dimension

  1. How to apply

Application period: Closed


In your email, please include:

  • Full name

  • Nationality

  • Current location / country of residence

  • Website and/or social media link

  • How did you hear about us

Please attach a single PDF containing the following: (up to 25MB)

  • An artist statement (300 words)

  • A biography (200 words)

  • A CV (two pages maximum)

  • Documentation of recent work (up to ten images of previous work with title, material and year)

  1. Residency programme


The residency programme includes:

  • Welcome dinner, visit of the farm, visit to the village, introduction to local shops

  • In-house materials on request (tables, easels, projector, screens, saws, hammers, etc.)

  • Group and peer exchanges

  • Individual tutoring

  • Movie nights (art-related movies/documentaries)

  • End-of-residency open day


The residency will be followed by an exhibition at [A]Space gallery in Lisbon.


  1. Announcement of the results

The result of the open call will be announced on our website and social media towards the end of December 2022. Selected applicants will receive an email.

Due to a high number of applications, we are unable to give individual feedback to unsuccessful applications.