Applications are open for the FLAD Drawing Award 2022, which will award with 20,000 euros the best that is done in the area of design in Portugal, a partnership with Drawing Room Lisboa.

After the success of the first edition, won by the artist Pedro Tropa, FLAD launches the second edition of the initiative, with the aim of recognizing the artistic talent in Portugal and supporting the promising artists of our country.

From April 4 to May 4, all artists of Portuguese or foreign nationality residing in Portugal for more than five years, aged 28 years or older, can apply for this award.

This open call will be developed in two stages. On the first stage we will select 10 finalists, who will have the opportunity to present their work in the 2022 edition of Drawing Room Lisboa, which will take place in October. The finalists will also have the opportunity to open the doors of their workshops for the visits that will be part of the parallel activities of the fair.

The finalists will be known on October 29, at an event held at drawing room Lisboa, and will receive a monetary prize in the amount of 20,000 euros.

The area of artistic production chosen was the drawing, for its important representation in the contemporary art collection of FLAD and for constituting an artistic expression of very intimate relationship with the creator of art.


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 dissemination in case of selection);
  • Short biography (maximum 300 characters with spaces).

Selection process:

The winner of the award will be chosen after the analysis of the nominations by the jury, which will be held 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 first stage jury will be announced by June 9, 2022.

Jury of the first stage:

  • Helena Mendes Pereira, who will preside;
  • Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues;
  • Manuel Falcão;
  • Filipa Nunes – FLAD representative.

Stage 2: From the set of finalist artists, determined in the 1st phase, an international jury will select the winner, which will be announced during Drawing Room Lisboa 2022, which will take place between 26 and 30 October. In this 2nd stage, the jury of the finalist artists reserves the right to request a visit to their workshop.

Jury of the second stage:

  • Gabriela Albergaria;
  • Mónica Álvarez Careaga – director of Drawing Room Lisboa;
  • António Pinto Ribeiro, on behalf of FLAD.

The decisions cannot be appealed.


FLAD will award the winner of the competition a prize of 20,000 euros.

See the notice of this contest (NOTICE- FLAD Drawing Award 2022) for all the details about the award and the application process.

If you have questions about the prize or the application process, please email luz.fernandes@flad.pt


Good luck and see you soon!