EMERGE — Cultural Association - Torres Vedras (Lisbon district)

[ OPEN CALL ] Portuguese Emerging Art 2020




Open call for visual artists

Portuguese Emerging Art (PEA) is a yearbook created in 2016 with the aim of promoting the work of Portuguese emerging artists inside and outside Portugal.

Panel: Cabrita, João Silvério and Maria Manuela Lopes.

Application deadline: June 30, 2020
Fee: No application fee

Longlist announcement: July 3, 2020
Shortlist announcement (up to 20 artists): September 2020

Book launch: on a date to be defined at the PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon.

Who can apply?
Visual artists, of any nationality, aged 23 or over, working and living in Portugal for 1 year and Portuguese artists living and working outside Portugal. Individual, duo or collective applications are accepted.

What categories are accepted?
The categories vary between digital art / new media art, public art, artistic ceramics, disciplinary crossings *, draw, sculpture, photography, installation art, performance art, painting, sound art and video art.

* disciplinary crossing is a merge between the categories mentioned or at least two areas. For example, art, science and technology, but also with other artistic disciplines, namely, dance or cinema.

What do I need to apply?
It’s simple! A biography, a website or portfolio link, images and statement of the work (s) or series (s).

Anything else I should know?
Yes. This edition is the first to have a theme. #Sustainability was the theme chosen within the scope of the Lisboa Green Capital 2020. The book will be produced and distributed with the least impact possible on the environment.

Where to find more information?
It’s simple! Just click here or the button below.

norms of participation (EN) (PT)

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EMERGE — Cultural Association
Torres Vedras (Lisbon district)