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Residencies 2023


Residencies 2023

NÚCLEO | Residencies Program

Applications deadline: January 22, 2023

One of the objectives of Forum Dança is the support to residences according to programmatic lines framed by its artistic direction.

Aimed at emerging artists, the Residency Program is included in the project Núcleo, providing a period of experimentation and research through action, articulating creation with transmission to the artistic community.

The present edition of the program will support 6 artistic projects in the area of contemporary dance or performance, three of which will be presented by artists who have participated in Forum Dança’s advanced creation programs (PEPCC and PACAP).

The Program offers rehearsal space, artistic monitoring by Forum Dança’s artist-researcher associated João Fiadeiro and a support grant worth €750 (seven hundred and fifty euros).

Periods of Residence 2023

  • Residence 1: 7 – 18 August
  • Residence 2: 21 August – 1 September
  • Residence 3: 21 August – 1 September
  • Residence 4: 16 – 27 October
  • Residence 5: 30 October – 10 November
  • Residence 6: 13 – 24 November

Application Process

Applications should be submitted sent to forumdanca@forumdanca.pt until January 22.

The results will be announced until January 31 by email to the selected projects.

Artistic accompaniment

Forum Dança | PACAP 5 - João Fiadeiro
João Fiadeiro © Ana Viotti

João Fiadeiro

Born in 1965, João Fiadeiro is part of a generation of choreographers that emerged in the late 1980’s and gave rise to the Nova Dança Portuguesa (New Portuguese Dance).


His career, both as a choreographer or performer and as a researcher or curator, has centered on creating conditions for experimentation, for laboratorial practices and for the intersection between artistic and scientific research. This activity was developed as much by coordinating programming and artistic research projects at Centro Cultural da Malaposta [1990-95], Espaço Ginjal [1995-98], Lugar Comum [1999-2000], Espaço A Capital [2000-2002] and Atelier Real [2004-2019] as by his artistic practice through his choreographies and the research workshops on and around Real Time Composition.


In all these different platforms João Fiadeiro was always accompanied by artists that participated as creators, performers, researchers and programmers, contributing in a decisive manner to the existence of this project through thirty years of non-stop activity.

General Conditions

  1. Support for 6 projects selected by Forum Dança management;
  2. Scholarship worth €750 (seven hundred and fifty euros) per residency, upon sending a green receipt or equivalent (in the case of artists not residing in Portugal*);
  3. Support for publicizing the project in the Forum Dança media;
  4. Possibility of final public presentation, in the space of the residence, in the format of an informal exhibition, conversation or similar (optional and by appointment);
  5. Mandatory mention “Support to Creation – Forum Dança” and insertion of the logo in all material promoting the project;
  6. Availability of a record of the presentation of the supported project, when applicable, for archiving in the Documentation Center of Forum Dança;
  7. The organization of travel, accommodation, food and medical assistance during the residency period is the sole responsibility of those who participate.


*Artists not resident in Portugal must present a tax residency certificate issued by the authorities of the country of residence.

Applications are closed.

Supported Projects

  • Residence 1 (7-18 August): Ana Renata Poland with the project VERBAL IMAGES
  • Residence 2 (August 21-September 1): Inês Cartaxo with the project SUPERADAPTATION
  • Residence 3 (August 21-September 1): Sara Manubens and Ves Liberta with the project NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR
  • Residence 4 (16 – 27 October): Djam Neguin with the project Tx@bet_a
  • Residence 5 (October 30 – November 10): Sara Bernardo with the project Efemérida
  • Residence 6 (13 – 24 November): Andrei Bessa and Acauã El Bandide Shereya with the project URRO – Parte 3 – Para não caber no mundo

Application form

All fields are mandatory.

Projectos Apoiados

Aline Belfort (BR), Andrei Bessa (BR), Bárbara Cordeiro (PT), Bartosz Ostrowski (PL), Bruno Levorin (BR), Carolina Canteli (BR), Chloé Saffores (FR), Francisco Thiago (BR), Giovanna Monteiro (BR), Herlandson Duarte (CV/PT), Jean Lesca (FR), Katarina Lanier (US), Katinka Wissing (DK), Leonardo Shamah (BR), Leonor Lopes (PT), Leonor Mendes (PT), Lucas Damiani (UY), Nazario Díaz (ES), Nicole Gomes (BR), Nirvan Navrin (PT), Piero Ramella (IT), Roberto Dagô (BR), Rosa Sijben (NL), Ves Liberta (PT), Vicente Antunes Ramos (BR).

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