extended deadline: 8 March 2020
Call for entries

is the second edition of an international laboratory that aims to promote encounters between creators, artists and thinkers from different countries, designed as a field of experimentation, learning and sharing of collective knowledge. It takes place between 30 May and 21 June, 2020 in the city of Coimbra through practical creation seminars and collaboration workshops led by invited national and foreign artists who bring and propose different artistic practices to the participating artists.

The laboratory is aimed at arts professionals with a minimum creation path, with no age limit. We are looking for artists who want to expose their processes and interact with critique to their work from peers and the public.

Registration fee for selected participants: 250 Euro

The laboratory brings together 18 participants/creators who must answer this call with a work in process – which may be at different stages of development – and which will be the object of study throughout the Laboratory period or with an action proposal that should consider the construction of the common good in society. In this open call we welcome applications for two places for documenters whose function is to document the entire laboratory and its practices from a subjective and critical perspective and whose intention is to give back to society a way of documenting the ephemeral and the practices of knowledge transmission.

Application conditions:
1) Candidates should be available to participate in the 3 weeks of the laboratory, as well as in parallel activities (performance assistance, conversations, process presentations and feedback sessions) from 30 May to 21 June. If this is not possible, candidates should consider that each week begins and finishes with a weekend (represents 2 weekends).

2) The selection process will be done by an international jury and implies the presentation of a project in process or an action proposal for the city (performance, conference, class, etc).

Invited artists
Alain Michard (FR), Alex Cassal & Má Criação (BR/PT), Jonathan Uliel Saldanha (PT), Paloma Calle & Massimiliano Casu (ESP/ITA), Panaíbra Gabriel (MZ), Tânia Carvalho (PT) e Vera Mantero (PT) are the artists of this edition that, parallel to the festival’s program, will direct the seminars of the Laboratory.

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