STEAM Artistic Residences

SCHOOL YEAR 2023/2024

The application process for an Artist or an Entity of the Creative and Cultural Sector to submit a proposal to join the "STEAM Artistic Residencies" Initiative, which will take place during the academic year 2023/2024, in collaboration and cooperation with the Finnish city of Oulu (European Capital of Culture 2026), is open until next October 06th.

The STEAM Artistic Residences aim to promote, in the Educational Community of the Municipality of Aveiro, specifically in the Intermediate Schools, the development of artistic content using the STEAM methodology, involving artists, teachers and students in the same project. Simultaneously, in a collaborative and concerted way, another European city will undergo the same process, providing all those involved with the experience of the same creative process.

This project is part of the Aveiro Tech City initiative, in particular its STEAM Education strategy, which aims to continue the work developed and to provide the Educational Community with knowledge and integrated mastery of the STEAM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). It is also intended to emphasise the importance of exploring the "A" of ARTS in this process, advancing artistic and creative leadership contents, maintaining the holistic concept of the integrated use of the remaining areas. 



STEAM Artistic Residences is addressed to all entities in the cultural and creative sector, headquartered in one of the 11 municipalities in the Region of Aveiro (Cultural and Recreational Associations, Micro and Small Enterprises and Sole Proprietorships), which develop or intend to develop artistic activity using the STEAM methodology. Have knowledge in Portuguese and English



This initiative will be implemented according to the following timeline:

a) Until October 06th, 2023 | Application for the Cultural and Creative Sector Entity

b) Until October 20th, 2023 | Selection of the Cultural and Creative Sector Entity

c) Until November 03rd, 2023| Preparatory meetings for the start of the initiative

d) November 2023 to May 2024| Project implementation with all the agents involved, entity from the cultural and creative sector, teachers and students, in articulation with another European city, includes travel, periodic contacts and sharing of experiences;

e) May and June 2024 | Presentation of final results and exchange with Oulu.



The participation prize for the cultural and creative sector entity is awarded in the amount of €4,000 (four thousand euros);


Application submission and deadlines

Applications for STEAM Artistic Residences must be submitted until 23:59 of 06th of October 2023, to the email address, containing the Application Dossier.

The application does not dispense with consulting the Participation Rules to find out in detail all the application requirements and information about this activity.


Application Dossier

The Application Dossier must be submitted in digital format, in English, with no more than 10 pages and must contain the following:

a)  Bio or CV, with name, telephone number, address, email and Tax Identification number;

b)  Citizen Card, Passport or any other form of date of birth evidence;

c)  Motivation letter (500 words) containing:
(1) importance of participation in the initiative in their personal and professional development process;
(2) project and ideas which the candidate would like to develop;
(3) referencing, when applicable, other projects in which they are involved; (4) links for visualization platforms of candidate's webiste, videos or images in web platforms or networks.

d)  Project presentation;

e)  Portfolio;

f)  Declaration to authorize the use and dissemination of images and information of projects, contents and work process created within the scope of this initiative, for communication purposes of the Aveiro Tech City.

g)  Declaration in which the candidate commits to follow the entire process, in accordance with what is described in the Participation Rules.



Applications until 19th September!

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