Zaratan Artist In Residence programme provides a private workspace, a creative and thrilling artistic community, exhibition opportunities and professional development for international artists in Lisbon (Portugal).
The artists-in-residence at Zaratan are given the opportunity to develop a project over a fixed period of time, and to reflect and consolidate their artistic practice. Our goal is to give the artists the possibility to bring their work in an international context through exchange and collaboration within the local network.

The artist or collective are required to undertake and carry out the research for a period ranging from a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 12 weeks, Zaratan invites a variety of artists looking for diversity, across all mediums and disciplines, ranging from the emerging to the established. We promote a structure to focus, engage and work. During their stay in lisbon, the selected artists will be required to meet on a regular basis with the curatorial team of Zaratan, who will also provide them with technical and organizational support for the entire duration of their research. We provide a fully function flat with a private sleeping room and a private working studio on the top of the gallery, technical assistance, promotion/communication support and the possibility of an open public presentation of the residency process.

Zaratan is an independent, not-for-profit, artist-run-space organization with no external funding. To cover the residency expenses we propose a residency contribution. Zaratan can assist the artists with formal letters of invitation to enable the artist/collective in raising the funds in order to cover the residency as well as the artist’s production costs, living and travel expenses. In parallel once a year, Zaratan offers a 4 weeks residency grant, which will cover the studio and accommodation contributions for one artist/collective selected through the applications process by our curatorial team.

The way to apply for the residency is by spontaneous application, subject to approval.
We request:
- a brief biographical note;
- the summary of the project to be developed in the residency;
- portfolio and/or links about the artist's work;
- the number of weeks required for the residence and the intended start date.
- 1 PDF file compiling all the application information not exceeding 24 mb, with the email subject: Zaratan AIR

For application and more information please contact:

Microresidence Network