DGARTES-Public support programmes to the arts

Directorate General for the Arts
Key objectives of the measure:

The General Directorate for the Arts is a central department of the Ministry of Culture. It's mission is to coordinate and carry out arts support policies, foster institutional partnerships and conduct the necessary course of action to ensure the universal character of its undertaking, as well as the freedom and qualification of artistic creation.

The core objectives of DGARTES include: to support independent cultural agents, to actively promote the internationalisation of Portuguese arts and artists, to divulge the works of artists and interpreters through publications in various types of media and to encourage innovation and experimenting in the field of the arts. This is part of a comprehensive strategy that aims to support artistic creation and dissemination, the development of new audiences and increased international cooperation and exchange.

The competences of DGARTES comprise the implementation of the new arts support policy whose core objectives include the consolidation and sustainability of a network of technically and vocationally oriented independent cultural agents spread out evenly throughout the various regions of the country. This network is responsible for the introduction of new intervention models in articulation with other sectorial policies, for encouraging partnerships with local authorities, and also for supporting production and programming, particularly with the purpose of giving renewed visibility and reviving the network of municipal theatre-movie houses.

The new arts promotion policy also aims to encourage increased sharing of responsibilities between the State, cultural agents, local authorities and other public and private bodies, with a view to promoting the creation and dissemination of the arts. By making full use of available tools for the virtual management of information, it is equally responsible for ensuring the recording, organisation and dissemination of contemporary production, either by generating or integrating national and international information networks that are accessible to both professionals and public.

Scope of the measure:
National, International
Nature of the measure:
legislative, financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The programmes support the creation, production and dissemination of the arts, as well as the consolidation, qualification and stimulation of cultural equipment networks. The public financing of activities and projects that contribute towards the promotion of the artistic creativity and capacity for innovation at national and international level is one of the core instruments used to carry out these two correlated sides of cultural policy, which also aims to raise the awareness and critical stance of the population, thus supporting their qualification and social cohesion in the process.

Taking into account the role of culture, particularly that of the arts, in the social and economic development of the country, as well as the need for convergence of sectorial policies by bringing together synergies and their replicating effects, the Government has set up a normative framework, via the Directorate-General for the Arts, that regulates support activities, in response to the need to consolidate and foster the sustained development of artistic activities.

Types and Categories of support:

Direct Support / Four year

Direct Support / Biennial

Direct Support / Annual

Direct Support / Specific 

Indirect Support / Tripartite Agreements

Support to Internationalization

Support to Cultural associativism

Support to regional orchestras

Cultural Footprint - Arts and Education 



Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Ensure public access to the various fields of artistic activity, contributing to the promotion of quality of life, citizenship and the qualification of the population;

Encourage the decentralization and dynamization of cultural offery, correcting regional asymmetries and promoting artistic activity as an instrument of economic development and social qualification, inclusion and cohesion;

Promote artistic research, experimentation, creation and innovation;

Encourage the sharing of State responsibilities with cultural actors, including through local and other public and private entities, in order to stimulate local investment in the creation, production and dissemination of the arts;

To consolidate professional and creative activities, activities and activities, valuing their mission;

To promote the qualification of Portuguese and foreign artists living in Portugal;

Stimulate the artistic residence of creative entities;

Encourage artistic network production;

To value the network of cinemas and other cultural equipment, supporting regular quality programming, which includes an educational dimension;

Promote the production of publications and other materials for the dissemination or dissemination of the arts, in digital, online or printed form;

Articulate the arts with other sectoral areas.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

No information available for the period.

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

No information available about evaluation.

Indicators used to determine impact:
No information available.
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