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The MAM Rio building. Photo Fabio Souza.

NOn June 19th, Capacete turns 22 and launches, in partnership with MAM Rio, a call for Rio de Janeiro residents and researchers through two programs. The residency program will include 12 artists, starting in August of this year, lasting five months. The research grant program will have six participants throughout September. It is possible to register for only one of the initiatives at a time. 

As long as social isolation is necessary, the programs will be conducted in an online format. The residences will have monthly grants of R$ 750 in the virtual mode and R$ 1.000 in the face-to-face mode, if any. Those selected for the research grants will receive a monthly allowance of R$ 1.500 per person. Both are integrated into the museum's artistic programming core. To apply, you must have a professional career of at least three years for residencies and five years for scholarships.

Based on six thematic axes, the call for research grants aims to attract professionals who are or want to engage with: the architecture of MAM; art and pedagogy; indigenous knowledge and causes; diasporic African art; museum and biodiversity; and also experimental art spaces and autonomous art spaces.

The six selected for the scholarship program will be informed by the MAM-Capacete team on August 17th. The announcement of the result of the selection process for the residency will be announced through the networks of the two institutions on August 3rd.

Check the call schedule: 

June 19: Announcement of the call

July 10: Registration closes

August 3: Disclosure of those selected for the Residency Program 

August 3-7: Interviews with Research Fellows finalists

August 10: Beginning of the Artist Residency Program

August 17: Disclosure of those selected for the Research Scholarship Program

September 1: Start of the Research Fellowship Program

About the partnership

Capacete is an international artistic residency, based in Rio de Janeiro, which seeks to promote efforts that articulate the theoretical world with artistic presentations in various formats, reflecting an interdisciplinary character. Its partnership with MAM Rio began in March of this year, with the transfer of part of its activities to the virtual and face-to-face spaces of MAM, integrating the construction and revitalization of the School Block. In recent years, the space of Bloco Escola had been occupied by the Cinemateca collection and was transferred to another location. 

The program will establish international partnerships with other long-term residency and research programs in order to develop international and national collaborations and exchanges.

For the museum's executive director, Fabio Szwarcwald, the partnership offers the “opportunity to open MAM to a new interaction with cultural projects of national and international relevance”. He adds that it still “signals that the museum allows itself to be a more organic and connected institution with society”. The artistic director of Capacete, Camilla Rocha Campos, also says that “making art and being in contact with art is in the order of human connection with their position and their sense of being in the world, and we need that now”.


To find out about the requirements for registration and to complete it, access this link.


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