Following the success of previous editions, FLAD and AiR 351 proudly announce the fifth edition of FLAD / AiR 351 Grants, an initiative generously supported by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD).

This grant is targeted for one US based/American artist or curator at any stage of practice and will cover a period of 4 months in 2023 (from early September to late December).

Until today, there were 9 grant recipients hosted by AiR 351 within this partnership´s framework: Kim Schoen (2022), Ian Soroka (2022), Keren Benbenisty (2021), Adriana Ramic (2021), Jody Wood (2020), João Enxuto & Erica Love (2020), Ellie Ga (2019) and Nicholas Knight (2019).

AiR 351 is an independent international visual arts residency program located in Cascais, Lisbon region (Portugal). Its team works individually with each resident in a supportive environment, providing curatorial and technical assistance on a regular basis. Through institutional partnerships, AiR 351´s activities normally encompass a variety of contexts such as museums, art collections and art schools.


The program includes access to an individual studio and to communal spaces at AiR 351´s headquarters. AiR 351 involves residents in its general activities program: integration in the local artistic community, technical and curatorial assistance, possibility of working within AiR 351 partners network, studio visits, open studios and public presentations, when possible. AiR 351 will do its best to help the recipients find suitable accommodation.

FLAD / AiR 351 Grants offer a monthly allowance of 1150 euros for a total period of 4 months. That amount should cover living expenses including accommodation, travel expenses and health and/or accident insurance during the grant´s timeframe. Grant recipients are exempt from paying residency fees to AiR 351, once these are supported by FLAD.


All applications should be written in English and must be included in the same file (1 single pdf document, max. 10MB total):

  • Personal information (including contacts)
  • Letter of motivation including a brief description of current practice, statement of intent and goal of the residency (500 words max.);
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Portfolio
  • Optional: letters of recommendation (3 max.)

Applications must be submitted via email to the following email address referring to the FLAD / AiR 351 / 2023 Grants open call:

Important to keep in mind:

  • Letters of recommendation should be written in English;
  • Only digital material is accepted;
  • Candidates should be proficient in spoken and written English;
  • Candidates should not be enrolled in another residency during the same period;
  • Candidates are responsible for their VISA application and should contemplate at least 45 days for that process prior to departure from the US.

First, there is a pre-selection by AiR 351 international Selection Committee (Nathalie Anglès, Sébastien Pluot and Isabel Carlos).
The final decision is a joint responsibility of FLAD and AiR 351.


  • Applications: May 8, 2023
  • Results: announced until June 8, 2023

Inquiries about these Grants should be sent to the following email: with the subject FLAD AiR 351 Grant 2023