Applications for a new edition of the FLAD Drawing Award are open between April 2nd and May 9th. FLAD will award 20 thousand euros to the best that is done in the area of design in Portugal. The winner will be announced during the Drawing Room Lisboa, which takes place from 23 to 27 October.

Every year, the FLAD Drawing Award has received hundreds of applications from artists all over the country. The works of artists Pedro Tropa, Maria Capelo and Carla Filipe have already been awarded. This year, FLAD continues the path of recognizing artistic talent in Portugal and supporting promising artists in our country with a new edition of the Award with applications open between April 2nd and May 9th.

According to Mónica Alvarez Careaga, Director of Drawing Room Lisboa: “The FLAD Drawing – Drawing Room award is a powerful initiative that highlights the most diverse drawing practices carried out by Portuguese artists or those living in Portugal, without forgetting its hybrid and theoretical aspect. In addition, the exhibition that follows the selection of 10 finalist artists at Drawing Room Lisboa is an extraordinary means of discovery among the public and also a proof of validation of contemporary drawing, which we are very proud of.”

This open call will be developed in two phases. In the first phase, up to 10 finalists will be selected, who will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in the 2024 edition of Drawing Room Lisboa, which will take place between the 23rd and 27th of October, at the National Society of Fine Arts, in Lisbon.

The selected artist will be known on October 26th, during the Drawing Room Lisboa, and will receive a monetary prize of 20 thousand euros.

Who can apply?

  • Artists of Portuguese nationality or foreigners resident in Portugal for more than five years;
  • Artists aged 28 years and over at the date of their applications.

How and when to apply:

Documents required:

  • Candidate’s CV in PDF;
  • Portfolio of the candidate (maximum 25 pages);
  • Photograph or image of the candidate (for disclosure in case of selection);
  • Short biography (maximum 300 characters with spaces).

Evaluation of applications:

The winner of the contest will be chosen after the applications are reviewed by the jury, which will take place in two stages:

Stage 1: The applications submitted will be analyzed by a jury consisting of individualities of recognized capacity in the artistic area of importance that will make a selection of up to ten finalist artists. The decision of the jury of the 1st phase will be announced by June 20, 2024. Jury of the first stage:

    • José Marmeleira;
    • João Sarmento;
    • Sofia Ponte;
    • Filipa da Rocha Nunes – FLAD representative.

2nd phase: From the group of finalist artists, selected in the 1st phase, a second jury will select the winner, which will be announced during the Drawing Room Lisboa 2024, which will take place between 23 and 27 October. In this 2nd phase, the jury of the finalists reserves the right to request a visit to their atelier. Jury of the second stage:

  • Nuno Nunes-Ferreira, artist, who will preside over the jury;
  • Mónica Álvarez Careaga – director of Drawing Room Lisboa;
  • António Pinto Ribeiro, on behalf of FLAD.

The decisions of the juries of both stages cannot be appealed.


FLAD will award the winner a prize of 20 thousand euros.

The winner will be announced during the Drawing Room Lisboa, a fair that takes place at the National Society of Fine Arts, in Lisbon, between the 23rd and 27th of October.

See the notice of this competition (Notice of Call – FLAD Drawing Award 2024) to know all the details about the award and the application process.

If you have questions about the prize or the application process, please email