The meeting of people, artistic experimentation, and a communion of affections consolidate the intentions that have propelled Encontrarte Amares since 2009.
Biannually, the Festival of Visual Arts and Animation Cinema proposes, through a pluridisciplinary program, a live dialogue between the radicality of contemporary artistic thought and the traditional heritage of the region of Minho.
Visual arts exhibitions, animated cinema, performing arts, radio, a series of discussions and theoretical reflection, artistic residencies, competitions, and educational activities give shape to an intense program that culminates in the four days of the Festival, promoting an environment of experimentation, participation, gathering, active contemplation, and freedom of thought.
Encontrarte Amares reinforces interest in the immaterial heritage of the region, evoking the gastronomy, customs, images and sounds, the stories and know-how. Hand in hand with the memory of the past, we will be confronted with a set of recent artistic projects that, in their various languages and themes, will defy us to think about what remains effective in the ordinariness of our days.

ARA - Artistic Residencies Amares: co-creation project


The ARA project offers visitors an experience of active participation in artistic creation processes. For 6 days, national and international artists, local community, and visitors - inserted in a very peculiar context - will share, collaborate, and create artistic interventions rooted in the Amarense heritage. This will be a cooperative moment of reflection and creation, gastronomy, art, and heritage.

Location: Amares    Date: 24-30/07/2017


Language(s) available for the workshop(s):
Portuguese | English

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