DGArtes: Calls for sustained support 2025-2026 open until the end of April

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The calls for sustained support for the arts, in the biennial modality (2025-2026), will have to open by the end of April, according to the annual declaration of the Directorate-General for the Arts, released today.

In the new support cycle, the calls for tenders have a total allocation of 35.6 million euros, which represents an increase of around 15 million euros compared to the 2023-2024 cycle.

There will be six calls for tenders this year: Cross-Disciplinary, Circus and Street Arts (with an annual allocation of 2.22 million euros); Dance (1.68 million euros); Music and Opera (2.46 million euros); Theatre (5.04 million euros); Visual Arts (1.8 million euros); Performing Arts, Cross-Disciplinary and Street Arts (4.62 million euros).

For the first four competitions, support covers Creation, Publishing, Training and Strategic Mediation Actions. The Visual Arts competition covers Creation, Programming, Publishing, Training and Strategic Mediation Actions, while the Performing Arts, Disciplinary Crossing and Street Arts competitions cover Programming.

The annual declaration also sets the deadline for the opening of two calls for tenders under the Partnership Support Program: Art for Democracy, with an allocation of one million euros and whose applications opened in February, and Art and Urban Peripheries, with an allocation of 500,000 euros, which should open by the end of May.

The DGArtes annual declaration for 2024 also foresees the opening of eight calls for tenders for the Project Support Program, another for the Partnership Support Program, for Art and Territorial Cohesion, and the Support Program for the Portuguese Contemporary Art Network, the amounts and deadlines for which will be defined by the new government, whose constitution will be known today and which takes office on Tuesday, April 2.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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