PADA is an artist led, not for profit, arts association unique in its support to artists.
As a cultural resource, PADA promotes interaction between national and international artists, the local community and surrounding region.
Set in a derelict industrial park with a history dating back to 1885, PADA offers artists time and space to develop their practice through the exploration of technique and process.
Dates Spring 2020: Residency periods of 1 to 3 months.
Artists staying for longer than 1 month can remain in the accommodation and studios in between residency periods.
February | 2nd – 29th Feb
March | 4th – 31st Mar
April | 3rd – 30th April
May | 4th – 31st May
The residency at PADA welcomes applications from artists in a variety of media for a duration of 1-3 months.
Artists are provided with large studio space and accommodation with a private double bedroom.
The studios can accommodate 6 artists each month wishing to immerse themselves in their work and/or research.
We provide them with the space to explore practices, concepts, new ideas and materials and to develop a project while receiving feedback and support.
Set in an industrial park in Barreiro on Lisbon’s South Bay, artists will be surrounded by history as well as contemporary craftsmen providing inspiration, material knowledge and the resources for experimentation and production.
At the beginning of the residency, PADA will host tours of Lisbon and the surrounding area alongside local experts and historians.
Selected artists/curators will have the chance to live and work in Lisbon’s South Bay and to participate in a range of activities such as discussions, studio visits and exhibition tours. Participants are also encouraged to propose talks and workshops, and to engage with the local art scene. The support, networks and creative environment offered by PADA encourages professional/artistic development and international contacts.
The residency program is run in conjunction with PADA’s Studio & Gallery Programmes, the artists benefit from collaboration with these programmes and interaction with a variety of national and international artists. At the end of the residency, artists are invited to use the Gallery space at PADA to present the work that has been developed during their stay.
The basic cost for 1 month in residence is €1000 and covers all studios facilities and accommodation. PADA is happy to assist artists wishing to apply for funding. This can be requested within the application form and we recommend beginning the process well in advance. For more information please read our Residency Guidelines below.
For more information please see the attached Residency Guidelines
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Artists are provided with off site accommodation a short walk from the studios. Each artist has a private double bedroom within a cottage in the old workers quarter.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Applications are encouraged from artists working with all media. PADA are particularly keen to work with artists whose practice will relate to the industrial setting and who have process driven practices. Within the studios there is a well equipped wood w
Studio / Workspace
Each artist has 50m2 workspace within a large 1000m2 converted warehouse. Each studio has desk and chair and wifi is included. Artists can use the communal workshop and gallery space.
Fees and support
1 month costs €1000. This includes, studio, accommodation and all aspects of the residency program. It does not include flights, materials or food.
Expectations towards the artist
Artists are asked to make a presentation of their work on arrival and to take part in the final exhibition at the gallery at PADA. These aspects are not compulsory, just encouraged.
Artists can find more information and apply through the website as well as in the attached residency guidelines. Applications need to include, a project proposal, personal statement, 5-10 supporting images and an artist’s CV.