Hangar / Center of Artistic Research


The Residency program at Hangar encourages dialogue, exchange and experimentation. The program is non prescriptive and process-based, allowing visiting artists to develop projects in response to their new environment, or to conduct research benefiting from Lisbon?s resources.

The Residencies Program is firmly established in the Lisbon arts scene, promoting diverse cultures and practices through international and experimental projects.

Hangar develops several International Residency Programs that give non-resident artists in Portugal or Lisbon, the opportunity to live and work in Lisbon for a period between two weeks and three months. The program aims to facilitate the international exchange and the exchange of ideas through artistic practice in the areas of visual arts, performance, photography and video.

Hangar offers 7 living and work studios for residency, 4 studios with private bathroom and kitchen facilities and 3 studios on a co-working shared format and shared kitchen facilities.

Together with HANGAR Exhibitions and Participation Program these international residencies encourage dialogue, exchange and experimentation. Through strategic partnerships in the international art world and institutions linked to cultural production and artistic research in various countries and through the Triangle Network Hangar program aims to strengthen the existing exchange between Portugal, Europe, Africa and South America.

Residency Programme since: 2009
Description of Organisation:

HANGAR is an Artistic Research Center, located in the area of Gra_эa, in Lisbon. HANGAR includes several platforms for action, including: a center of artistic residences, studios for artists, an art education center, an exhibition and public program.

From the concept of unification of certain geographies, cultures and identities, HANGAR seeks to organize and produce the development of cross-disciplinary artistic projects in the Visual Arts, integrating public presentations and taking Lisbon as the focus of intervention.

HANGAR is an independent space run by artists and curators. It is a place for experimentation, research and reflection of artistic practices. The space is a point of convergence of various areas of contemporary artistic processes. HANGAR aims to act as a catalyst of experience in the connection between artists, researchers and other artistic initiatives. It aims to encourage discussion of the emerging contemporary art, stimulating the development of artistic and theoretical practices motivated by experimental and shared experiences.

HANGAR Residencies program developed from the experience of the coordinating team that since 2009 organizes the Triangle workshop residency program in Portugal . This upcoming new residency in Lisbon gives the opportunity to non Portuguese based artists to live and work in Lisbon for a period of up to 3 months.

Organisation founded in: 2009
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Curatorial
  • Education Programmes
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Cleaning
  • Small hand and power tools available
  • Photography-Darkroom
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Sound recording studio
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 800€ – 1100€
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Lisbon airport
    Nearest Train Station: Santa Apolónia e Rossio
    Street & Number: Rua Damasceno Monteiro, 12
    Postal Code: 1170- 112
    City: Lisbon
    Country long: Portugal
    Rua Damasceno Monteiro, 12
    Lisbon 1170- 112 PRT
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