OPEN CALL: O Espaço do Tempo (Portugal) is hiring the Artistic Director for 2023-2027


AVOIN HAKU: O Espaço do Tempo Portugalissa hakee taiteellista johtajaa! Hakijalla tulee olla laajaa tietämystä ja kokemusta esittävistä taiteista sekä ohjelmiston kuratoinnista. Vaatimuksena sujuva englannin kielen taito, portugalin kieli eduksi. Haun deadline 11. helmikuuta.

O Espaço do Tempo is opening an international call for the Artistic Director position for the period of 2023-2027, with the possibility of renewal.

We are looking for candidates with a wide range of knowledge in contemporary arts in the fields of theatre, dance, and performance, with a clear understanding of the cross-disciplinary environment where they operate, with a capacity of spotting talent and curating an exciting programmation. The candidates must have a strong commitment to the artist development and a clear understanding of new approaches to the creative processes, with the ability to establish reliable relations and work collaboratively with the staff and a wide number of colleagues.

The job includes the definition and implementation of the curatorial strategies of the organization, translated into innovation, identifying opportunities, and developing new projects and initiatives based on these premises. The candidates should be able to curate a yearly program of around 80/100 national and international residencies and 25 events in the fields of dance, theatre, and performance art, occasionally in visual arts and music, spotting not only emerging artists but supporting, as well, more established ones, being able to successfully engage with the community in all aspects of the regular activities.

The job requires traveling to attend performances and networks meetings, being regularly present in a significant number of events, establishing a rich knowledge of the Portuguese and international performing arts scene. Candidates must have fluent spoken and written English (and, if possible, Portuguese) as well as good digital literacy.

The candidates should be able to establish residence in the area of Montemor-o-Novo. The employment contract will start on October 1st, 2022.

All requests for information, as well as the complete application file, must be requested by email to:

Candidates must apply until February 11 at 23:59, 2022, by e-mail sent to

 O Espaço do Tempo
Rua Sacadura Cabral 10
7050-306 Montemor-o-Novo