Associação Domínio Vale do Mondego (DvdM) aims to initiate, organize, develop, and execute activities and projects in the area of Art & Culture, Biodynamic agriculture, Education & training, anthroposophy and philosophy, Nature & Ecology – in the Mondego Valley, in general, and specifically at Domínio Vale do Mondego. This work is intended for an international audience, and is organized by a diversity of artists and groups. Summer schools and Masterclasses form an integral part of the activities.
The Mondego Art Valley project is an initiative to be executed in cooperation with the FAIA Collective, a cooperative of young entrepreneurs, educated in Philosophy, Psychology, Biodynamic Agriculture, Ecology and Gastronomy. It includes the following objectives:
➡ to intensify the Art & Nature program (summer school, workshops, internships, courses)
➡  to internationalize creative, cultural and scientific tourists
➡  to extend the annual summer festival programme ESTIVAL throughout the valley of the Alto Mondego (and possibly the Serra da Estrela)
➡  to improve the accommodation and working spaces for artists-in-residence
➡  to offer truly year-round facilities
➡  to regularly involve professional artists
➡  to extend its network-capacity
➡  to include the local community (e.g., through arts and crafts, exchange of students, social activities, work)

Mondego Art Valley / Mondego Vale da Arte


Annual Summer Festival ESTIVAL
The annual summer festival, ESTIVAL, started in 2009 (as Angel Art Festival) and held in the territory of Domínio Vale do Mondego, offers a week-long program of collaborative artistic activities in the open air: Theater, Dance, Music, Fine Arts and Community-Art. People interact and connect with each other and their cultures through art and nature, as volunteers (25 people), artists (25 people) and participants (100 people). It is a small-scale festival where all the artists are residential and there is no backstage. Apart from art, good food from our own biodynamic garden, and sustainability and nature experiences are key aspects.
Location: Domínio Vale do Mondego, Quinta da Portela, Faia    Date: 22-28/07/2017

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

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