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Mórula Grant
Creative Incentive Program
Call for entries

Mórula Grant is a support program by Instável – Centro Coreográfico that promotes research, experimentation and creation in the field of contemporary dance. It is aimed at emerging creators, native or residing in the North region of Portugal, with a dance project under development.

In this call for entries we intend to select one project, which will benefit from a set of opportunities described below.

The program intends to serve as a stimulus to the local artistic fabric, supporting and encouraging creators of different levels in the choreographic creation and maturation of their ideas and intentions, even before having a presentation and/or co-production agreement.

The Morula Grant is characterized by the artistic support it encourages. That is, the mentor is not imposed, but rather a choice by the creator among its contacts or other artistic or scientific areas, complementary or not. Instável’s action is to promote this to happen: encouraging sharing, maintaining the openness and distance necessary for creation, and encouraging creators to select a mentor.



The selected project will benefit from a set of opportunities:

– individualized artistic mentoring to be selected from the pool of mentors proposed by Instável (the project will have 8 mentoring sessions), in the equivalent of €240, paid to the mentor;

– scholarship to support creation in the amount of €1000, throught receipt;

– 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.


Upon awarding the grant, the selected project must mention Instável’s support in all promotional materials.

Applications must be sent by August 31 using the form

Announcement of results by September 30

Periods for carrying out the artistic residency for the selected project:
– December 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.