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Open Call, Wide Space is an artist-in-residence program for performing artists from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (dance, theatre, performance, clown and others) to join MALACATE, a new-born festival at Mina de S. Domingos, Mértola, Portugal that aims to bring a new meaning to this abandoned mining site and for its inhabitants.

Open Call,

 wide  space


Applications are closed

Call for Applications opened until the 19th December 2021.

Financed by


Project funded by Iceland,
Liechtenstein and Norway, through the EEA

Through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA), Iceland, Liechtenstein and
Norway are partners in the internal market with the Member States of the European Union.
As a way to promote a continuous and balanced strengthening of economic relations
and trade, the parties to the EEA Agreement have established a Financial Mechanism
year, known as EEA Grants.
EEA Grants aim to reduce social and economic disparities in Europe
and strengthen bilateral relations between these three countries and the beneficiary countries.
For the period 2014-2021, a total contribution of €2.8 billion has been agreed.
for 15 beneficiary countries. Portugal will benefit from an amount of 102.7 million euros.


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Program Operator

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Project Promoter


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Other Partners

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