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Mórula Grant - Artistic Residencies
Call for entries
Creative Residency Incentive Program

Mórula is an activity that has been growing and progressively consolidating itself over the years. It promotes research, experimentation and artistic creation of contemporary dance, and is aimed at emerging creators who are natural and/or live in the North Region of Portugal, with dance creations in the development phase.

The Creative Residency Incentive Program serves to stimulate the local artistic fabric, supporting and encouraging creators of different levels, in the choreographic exploration and maturation of their ideas and intentions, even before having a presentation and/or co-production agreement. It is a way of favoring the sales possibilities of the shows and improving the approach of creators to programmers.

It distinguishes itself from other residency activities in Portugal for the artistic accompaniment it encourages. The mentor is not imposed, but a choice of the creator himself between his contacts, or other artistic or scientific areas, complementary or not. This type of interaction comes naturally to many creators who feel the need to receive feedback. Instável’s action is to make this happen, encouraging sharing, maintaining the openness and distance necessary for creation, making sure creators have an organized mentor, providing a grant.



The three selected projects will benefit from a set of opportunities:
– individualized artistic mentoring to be selected from the pool of mentors proposed by Instável (each project will have 8 mentoring sessions), in the equivalent of €240 per project;
– scholarship to support creation in the amount of €500;
– support for the production, communication and sale of the project, in conjunction with other Instável projects, namely through participation in the Pulso program;
– access to a studio at Instável’s facilities, for research, creation and work, according to space availability.

Applications must be sent by December 15 using the form

Announcement of results by January 8

Periods for carrying out the artistic residency for each of the selected projects:
– from 24 to 28 July 2023
– from 14 to 19 August 2023
– from 21 to 26 August 2023

This grant can be accumulated with other projects supported by Instável, with the exception of Palcos Instável – the supported projects cannot be the same, but creators supported by Palcos Instável can apply for the grant with other projects.