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Lisbon, Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2017

lisboa capital iberoamerciana da cultura

Lisbon is, since January 9th until December 22nd, the Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2017. It includes more than 150 activities like expositions and concerts, theatrical plays, guided tours, artist residences, cinema exhibitions, conferences, workshops, an Urban Art Festival , dance shows, an Oral Narrative Festival and a Photography Book Fair.

For more information, please visit www.lisboacapitaliberoamericana.pt

The 2nd edition of ARCO Lisboa International Contemporary Art Fair will be held on May 18th-21st


The 2nd edition of ARCO returns to Portugal in May!

 Click here to see ARCO's Promo Video.

The second edition of ARCO Lisboa International Contemporary Art Fair will be held on May 18th-21st, upon request of the Portuguese galleries and intends to take advantage of the presence of an international audience resident in Lisbon. The second edition will return to Cordoaria Nacional in Lisbon, in a similar format to that of 2016.

The general interest of the international public about Lisbon and Portugal guaranteed the success of the first edition. And it is, therefore, a determining factor for ARCO to be held annually in Portugal, at the same time of the year, in the same venue, in the premises of the former Cordoaria Nacional and in the same format - a boutique fair - suitable to the Portuguese and Iberian market .

Currently, the edition of the Portuguese capital boasts the presence of almost 50 galleries, which represents about a quarter of the Madrid’s edition, which has 200 galleries this year, matching the needs of its own market.

According to data from last year, ARCO was attended by more than 12,800 visitors and the involved 45 galleries from eight countries, of which 18 were Portuguese.

For more information click: https://www.visitportugal.com/nl/content/arco-lisboa and http://www.ifema.es/arcolisboa_06/

Portuguese universities launch dissemination platform and reinforce International promotion actions

Universities Portugal

In the scope of the UniversitiesPortugal.com project, funded by COMPETE 2020, the universities members of the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities have launched a website that intends to be the gateway for all those who consider Portugal an option as a destination for university studies.

The website provides users with a set of information about universities and their courses, and about life in Portugal.

For more information see the platform.


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