International Residences

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 1 and 3 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.

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.

There are two formats to the Residency Program: Host Residencies (spontaneous application, subject to approval) and Visiting Artists Residency (invitation and open call, subject to a jury selection).

For more information please access our guidelines.

180º Artistas ao Sul is one of the undergoing Residency Programs.

Actualmente está em curso o Programa de Residências Longitudes 180º Artistas ao Sul.

180º | Artistic Residency

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.

Triangle Network

Triangle Network is a network of artists, artists’ groups and arts organisations, which has been growing since 1982 and is currently present in more then 30 countries. Through a programme of international residencies and workshops, together with public manifestations such as open days, exhibitions and a number of outreach activities, Triangle initiates the exchange of ideas through practice: a hands-on approach that relies on dialogue, process and openness.

Through its activities it has developed a unique web of exchange projects that connects local artists with their peers in neighbouring countries as well as further afield. In the last two decades, network partners have worked with over 4,000 artists. In Africa alone, more than a thousand artists have been to workshops and residencies within the continent or other parts of the world. Such exchange programes have made a huge impact on artists’ careers, helping them to develop innovative and experimental work and raising their profile nationally and internationally.