INSTITUTO hosts residencies for artists, architects and researchers who are looking for an opportunity to live and work in Porto for a period of up to 6 months. From INSTITUTO’s base in the historic city centre, residents will be able to explore ideas and develop projects, benefiting from INSTITUTO’s interdisciplinary environment, before presenting their work at a public event. Residents are encouraged to foster collaborations with other artists, organisations, students and professionals in the city of Porto. We can host one artist at a time, or a small team, in a fully-equipped studio with independent access. For a detailed description of the facilities, follow the link: Rooms.
We accept self-funded spontaneous applications. We also provide support with applications for grants suggested by candidates. We ask that applicants send a bio/CV and a synopsis of the project they aim to develop at INSTITUTO to firstname.lastname@example.org. We particularly welcome proposals related to architecture, critical spatial practices, urban culture and postcolonial subjects, with a tangible public and social impact.
We submit an application to the InResidence programme overseen by Porto City Council on an annual basis. This application is submitted by the artistic directors of INSTITUTO and is aligned with our line of thought. For more information, visit the link.