Well-aware of its role in and responsibility for the cultural and creative sector, Faro council has launched a support programme encompassing specific initiatives for the cultural and creative sector, which, among others, has been severely affected by measures implemented in an attempt to contain and mitigate the new coronavirus.
This programme has been named "Faro Consigo na Cultura" (Faro, Supporting and Succeeding through culture), and includes eight support measures for associations, artists and cultural agents in the municipality, which will be provided by Faro city council, Teatro das Figuras and the team behind Faro's bid for European Capital of Culture 2027. From this set of measures, which you can find out more about here, we would like to highlight three in particular, which reinforce the commitment the city is making to local creatives and artists. The deadline for applications is the 20th April.
THE ROLE OF ART IN TIMES OF CRISIS Applications are now open for art programme "The role of art in times of crisis!". Project run in partnership with the Cluj-Napoca Cultural Centre, (Romania), aiming to help the community at large understand and gain a new perspective on the times in which we live, through art.
FIGURES AT HOME Applications are now open for Figuras em Casa (Figures at Home), a set of performances carried out from artists’ homes and broadcast live on the Municipality of Faro and Teatro das Figuras’ digital platforms. This project will kick off with a concert by artist Nelson Conceição at 9 pm on Thursday the 9th, on the Teatro das Figuras Facebook page
EMERGING CYCLE Applications are now open for Ciclo Emergente (Emerging Cycle), art residencies held in the artist's own house or studio, the result of which will be presented in 2021 at Teatro das Figuras, in the municipality of Faro’s and its partners’ exhibition venues, public areas and as part of initiatives run by Faro council