180º Artistas ao Sul (180 Artists of the South) (2015-2018) is a residency program that focuses on the artistic and cultural context of Lisbon intended for artists from Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, and São Tome. This objective of this artistic residency project is to contribute to the development of the artistic careers and internationalization of the participating artists. The residency aims to strengthen the work of the 180 artist network as well as encourage the production artistic new work. Another important goal of the project is to promote cultural exchanges and disseminate ideas that forge creative connections with international afro-lusophone artistic communities. This project provides artists a set of conditions that provoke reflection on the constant question about the contemporary artistic practices. The 180 ARTISTS OF THE SOUTH program includes studio works, artist talks, a performance program, cinema cycles, study visits, an educational program and parallel program of artists and curators. The duration of this program is 3 years and it relies on support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
The 180 PROGRAM includes various event programming (artistic talks, seminars, performances, concerts, masterclass, education workshops) that establishes a creative dialogue between these diverse artists and the diverse public of Lisbon.