CALL FOR ARTISTS | Gabriela Tudor residence 2021 at AgitLab Agueda

CALL FOR ARTISTS | Gabriela Tudor residence 2021 at AgitLab Agueda
September 16 – October 9, 2021
Deadline for application: May 31, 2021

Gabriela Tudor Foundation in Bucharest and AgitLab in Agueda and the City of Agueda are launching the “Gabriela Tudor” 2021 residence programme, aiming to support artists and creation during these difficult pandemic times.

The first Gabriela Tudor residence in Agueda was organised in 2020 and offered space and support for projects developped by Daniel Djamo (visual artist, Romania), Gisela Ferreira (choreographer), Cunha Pinto (choreographer). See more at

The residence programme was launched in 2019 in Romania and Portugal by Cosmin Manolescu and is dedicated to the memory of Gabriela Tudor (1957-2009,, a visionary producer and cultural manager who played an important role in the development of the cultural sector in Romania.

The 2021 “Gabriela Tudor” residence programme will have a duration of 3 weeks and will take place in Agueda (Portugal) between September 16 – October 9, 2021. The residence is open to Romanian and Portuguese artists to develop and work on a new project in a safe and natural environment. The residence offers workspace, access to a dance studio or outdoor spaces (4-6 hours/day), a fee of Euro 500 for each project selected, a plane ticket Bucharest – Porto and local travel for Portuguese artists and accommodation up to 9 people (3/project). Up to 3 projects will be selected for the Agueda residence programme. The residence will conclude with an informal presentation open to the public in Agueda on October 8, the Romanian project will be also presented in Bucharest at the end of October 2021. The selection of 3 projects will be made by a board consisting of Paulina Almeida & Wura Moraes (AGITlab) and Cosmin Manolescu (Gabriela Tudor Foundation).

Agueda AGITlab residence (PT) | September 16 October 9, 2021 
Artistic disciplines: performing arts (dance, theatre, music)
Number of projects: 3 projects (up to 9 people in total)

The residency offers: international travel to Agueda for one Romanian artist (plane ticket + train ticket, amounting to maximum 300 Euro), working space (workshop space, wooden tea house and/or natural park), accommodation in shared rooms (up to 4 beds/ room), a fee of 500 Euro (for each project) and a perdiem of 200 Euro for the Romanian team.

The application dossier must be submitted electronically in English to emails and and should include: a short motivation letter, artistic biography for each participating artist, a short description of the proposed project (maximum 2 A4 pages), video/photo links in connection to the project, 2 photos (one portrait of each participating artist and one artistic photo), up to maximum 8 MG. Registration deadline is May 31, 2021, and the selection results will be announced until June 2021.

The residence in Agueda welcomes artists working on a new research project idea or on a project in the final stage of production. Special attention will be given to projects specially designed for urban or natural landscape that can be more easily realised in the current sanitary crisis, solo projects are also welcomed. The informal presentation open to the public at the end of the residence programme will take place on October 8. The artists selected will have to agree to participate to a series of joint activities including feedback sessions, weekly classes, cooking together, field trips in a rural area near Agueda and other activities to be agreed beforehand with the organisers. The artists will be in charge of their health insurance during the residence time (including COVID). If possible and if the pandemic conditions will permit, each project team will engage with the local community in Agueda through workshops, discussions, film screenings etc. The organisers will provide support in connecting with the local community and will accompany the residence programme.

Information on the residence in Agueda
Agueda is a small town of approx. 50,000 inhabitants located in the district of Aveiro, 72 km from Porto and 240 km far from Lisbon. The residence will take place in the Alta Vila Park, Águeda, situated in city centre, near the train station. Parque Alta Vila is the largest green zone of ​​the city, consisting of an area of ​​more than 30,000 square meters of plants and winding paths and false ruins. In the centre of the garden is the main house – the Casa Alta Vila, the building which will host the residence and where the artists will live. In the garden one can also find a a small bamboo forest, a small lake, crossed by two bridges, an iron gazebo, a tennis court, a chapel, the guardhouse, fake caves and ruins created to confer scenographic impact. The artists will live in the main villa that has two floors with an entrance hall, two big rooms and two small rooms, 3 bathrooms (2 provided with a shower), one kitchen, and a spacious attic. The artists will have access to work in the Tea House (with wooden floor), in an old building of the wine cooperative of the region, which was in function until 1970s, or in the Alta Vila park.

The residence in Agueda is jointly organised by Gabriela Tudor Foundation in partnership with “Improvise and Organise” Association with the financial support of the City of Agueda. The residence offered to the Romanian artists is organised with the generous financial support of 54 people and structures who contributed to the crowdfunding Buy Time for Artistic Creation launched by Gabriela Tudor Foundation in December 2020.

Special thanks to: Irinel Anghel, Ivy Baldwin, Luis Barcan, Corina Bucea, Ana Câmpeanu, Andreea Căpitănescu, Viorel Cojanu & Centrul de Teatru Educațional Replika, Mihaela Dancs, Mădălina Dan, Elena Dobre, Mirela Duculescu, Ursula Eagly, Aurora Kiraly, Georgiana Ghenciulescu, Sebastian Gheorghiu, Ioana Gonțea, Cristi Grăunte, Gisela Ferreira, Florin Fieroiu, Raluca Iacob, Hildegard Ignătescu, Maia Ignătescu, Ana Iuga, Cristina Ispas, Cristina Lilienfeld, Dragoș Lumpan, Irina Marinescu, Diana Marincu, Alexandra Mahu, Alina Masgraș, Adina Mocanu, Raluca Munteanu, Andreea Novac, Diana Magdalena Pavlenco, Gemma Riggs, Diana Rotaru, Anouk Orignac, Monica Sebestyen, Claudiu Silvianu, Aida-Mihaela Stan, Irina Luana Stan, Costin Soare, Violeta Stemate, Ruxandra Stoica, Corina Șuteu, Luminița Tănăsie, Ștefan Teișanu, Alice Thomas, Cristina Toma, Ana Turos, Alina Ușurelu, Alexis Vassiliou & Dance House Limassol, Rarița Zbranca.

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