1º edition —
Support program for Angolan Creation PACA-FAS

Responding to the challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the arts and creative sector, FAS introduced the first edition of the Program for the Support of Angolan Creation PACA-FAS (Programa de Apoio à Criação Angolana). An art program intended for artists whose practices and research have been affected by the pandemic. The micro-fees were intented to maintain any ongoing and upcoming research and projects over the following months.


Elvira Dyangani Ose

Invited jury

© Maureen M. Evans

Elvira Dyangani Ose is Director of The Showroom, London. She is currently affiliated to the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, the Thought Council at the Fondazione Prada and Tate Modern Advisory Council. Until November 2018, she served as Creative Time Senior Curator, curating among others their 11th edition of their Summit and the public art project Basilea. Previously, she curated Laura Lima’s Horse Takes King, the last iteration of the four-part project, Slight Agitation at the Fondazione Prada, where since 2015 she has curated exhibitions such as, Theaster Gates’s True Value, Nástio Mosquito’s T.T.T. Template Temples of Tenacity and Betye Saar: Uneasy Dancer.
Dyangani Ose was Curator of the eighth edition of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary art, (GIBCA 2015) and Curator International Art at Tate Modern (2011 – 2014). Previously, Dyangani Ose served as curator at the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, as Artistic Director of Rencontres Picha, Lubumbashi Biennial (2013), and as Guest Curator of the triennial SUD, Salon Urbain de Douala (2010). Main curatorial projects include: A Story Within A Story… (2015), Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist (2013), Across the Board (2012–2014), Carrie Mae Weems: Social Studies (2010), Arte Invisible (2009, 2010), and Olvida Quien Soy/Erase Me From Who I Am (2006).
She has published and lectured on modern and contemporary African art and has contributed to art journals such as Nka and Atlántica. She studied a Doctoral Degree in History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University, New York; has a MAS in Theory and History of Architecture from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona; and a BA in Art History from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Sofia Costa Freire
Executive Advisor to the Board

FAS jury

Bruno Leitão
Head Curator

FAS jury


It is our intent to support:

- Independent artists and creative practitioners in the development of compelling and original work, whether existing or new.

- Artists and creative practitioners whose research towards upcoming projects and new ideas has been disrupted due to current circumstances.

- Artists wishing to adapt existing projects and practice for the current environment and think through new mediums of delivery (e.g., online) or future offline scenarios.

- Artists whose ability to teach, participate, curate, write, or produce work during this time has been curtailed, due to institutional closures or canceled events, exhibitions, and public programmes.

Programme Budget

In the creation of 10(ten) FAS micro-fee bursaries, each with a budget of the equivalent to €1000 (one thousand euros) in Kwanzas Kz at the exchange rate of the moment.


Applications will be accepted from the 20th of May 2020 until midnight on 30th of June. Winning applicants will receive 50% of the scholarship amount up to two weeks after the final announcement. Up to sixty (60) days later and with the receipt of photographs of the project process, the second part of the grant will be transferred to the recipients.


The application process is via a simple, short online form that can be found in the following link.
Applications can be submitted in Portuguese or English.
Only successful applicants will be contacted, while all applicants will receive an acknowledgment that their application has been received.

Eligibility Criteria

- Applicants must be living and working in ANGOLA at the time of application, have Angolan nationality or be of Angolan descent (Diaspora) living abroad.

- Applicants should demonstrate that they are active and committed to their local creative communities (via CV).

- Applicants should demonstrate the integrity of purpose and originality of thinking in their work in general and in the projects they are proposing.

- Applicants should be an individual artist or an artist collective, ensemble, or group.

The PACA-FAS Programme covers

- Development of existing work.

- Preparation and R&D for new work.

- Support for the following: cancellation of exhibitions, time-sensitive projects or participation in a residency programme abroad (with documentation).


The applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of members of FAS and an invited international established curator. The committee will consider:

- The nature of the project – its integrity, originality and urgency.

- Adherence of the project to the application criteria.

- The opportunity for which the practitioner is applying for and the impact a micro-fee would have on the practitioner's ability to carry out the project.

- The clarity of the written request and supporting documents detailing the status of the ongoing work.

- Adherence to criteria set out above.

- Presentation of a memory optionally with images (pictures, drawings or schemes) of the process, as the essential aspect of this program is to allow creativity to happen.


Names, applications and any personal information of the applicants will be kept confidential to respect the right to privacy of the individuals. FAS reserves the right to announce the recipient's list publicly.


FAS is very pleased to announce the list of recipients:

Aline Frazão
Ana Silva
Domingos Menezes
LabCC [Laboratório de Crítica e Curadoria]
Hélio Bruno Buite
Ingrid Fortez
Lubanzadyo Mpemba Bula
Sofia Yala Rodrigue
Yolana de Lemos