“Art as an instrument for social inclusion” is the motto for EDP Foundation Public Arts Programme.
Aimed at areas with low population density all over the country, this project encourages access to art and involving the population in new cultural experiences, as well as stimulating local development through bringing public artworks to rural areas.
Curated by EDP Foundation, artists are invited to develop a collaborative process with the local population, encouraging them to take part in community meetings to discuss the artistic intervention proposals to be performed in public spaces (building facades, walls, EDP electricity transformation stations, etc.)
The project foresees partnerships with official institutions and local associations connected with the arts. These partners are involved from the initial stages in the project until its completion, with the goal of supporting the promotion of art programmes at a local level.
Having begun in 2015, the project is already present in 40 locations. Each one represents a project with its own identity.
Xana, Alexandre Farto aka Vhils, Luís Silveirinha, Manuel João Vieira, Mariana A Miserável e Menau are some of the more than 35 artists who signed 79 interventions performed.
Once each group’s project is completed, EDP Foundation publishes a roadmap listing the interventions carried out and their respective artists. These roadmaps are passed on to the local institutions for them to use as a tool to better promote their new assets in public art. All roadmaps are also available for free download on the EDP Foundation website.
VILA DO BISPO
BARÃO DE S. JOÃO
SÃO BARTOLOMEU DE MESSINES
MARIANA A MISERÁVEL
ANDRÉ CALADO aka NADA
LUÍS MANAGEM aka ORPHÃO
VILA DA MARMELEIRA
SÃO JOÃO DA RIBEIRA
RIBEIRA DE SÃO JOÃO
DESEJOS URBANOS (PRISCILLA BALLARIN)
ALFÂNDEGA DA FÉ
TORRE DE MONCORVO
MIRANDA DO DOURO
GABRIELA VAZ PINHEIRO
ALUNOS DO MESTRADO EM ARTE E DESIGN PARA O ESPAÇO PÚBLICO
FERNANDO JOSÉ PEREIRA
VILA NOVA DA BARQUINHA
PRAIA DO RIBATEJO
ALEXANDRE FARTO aka VHILS
MANUEL JOÃO VIEIRA
ALUNOS DO CENTRO DE ESTUDOS DE ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA (CEAC) E DA ESCOLA D. MARIA II