Fully funded three-month international residency for collaborative projects between artists, chefs, youth, and the local community to create a menu that highlights global food system challenges and proposes innovative regenerative solutions for the future.

The ‘Eating Between Tides’ residency programme supports collaborative art and food projects.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is looking for individuals and collectives, preferably from diverse career and disciplinary backgrounds, who are critically exploring and researching new, sustainable, and flexible ways of eating in response to climate change and global pollution, towards a regenerative approach to feeding in urban environments – with a specific focus on the bioregion Mar da Palha (Tagus River) in Lisbon. 

This initiative, promoted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Lisbon Municipality, is part of the pilot project “Bauhaus of the Seas Sails,” funded by the Horizon Europe Programme.

Eligibility requirements

– This open call is for artists and collectives, who are interested in sustainable and regenerative food practices;

– We seek Art & Food led projects only, that create works visual arts, art & food practices, cross-disciplinarity and community practices;

– Each artist/ collective can only submit one application;  

– Residency projects and public presentations must be executed until 14 December 2024;  

– Candidates must be over 18 years old;

– Fluency in English, and preferably also in Portuguese;  

– National and international artist-authors can apply, in their individual or collective capacity; 

The submitted project should span three-months and be carried out between September 10th and December 1st, 2024. While the exact starting date will be determined upon successful acceptance into the program, applicants must specify their preferred work schedule and approach in the application form.