Portuguese Virtual Arts (2009-2012)

A programme designed to promote the work of Portuguese visual artists to curators in the UK...

The Portuguese  Visual Arts programme – designed to promote the work of Portuguese visual artists to curators in the UK – ran from 2009 to 2012. This report summarises the work supported through the programme and its success in promoting Portuguese visual arts.

As part of the programme’s legacy, the Foundation is working with the European Union Commission Office in London and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) to explore the development of a toolkit supporting cultural exchange work of this kind.

Opportunity to pilot a new model of international arts practice

This programme was an opportunity to pilot a model to promote international arts practice across borders. We are now considering applying this model to our work in other areas, specifically with performing arts producers.

To mark the end of the programme we commissioned You Looking at Me – a video installation based on the work of Paula Rego – which premiered at Shoreditch Town Hall on 14th January 2014.

Unlocking Europe’s best kept secret: Highlights from the Portuguese Visual Arts Programme [View Publication]
Dog Women – The Quick and the Dead actors in rehearsal [View Video] 
Updated on 04 August 2017