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Performing Arts Advanced Programme

PACAP is a creation programme geared towards students and professionals in artistic areas, who intend to invest in a period of advanced experimentation, harmonizing it with a theoretical investigation and the exercise of body and movement practices. The participants have the opportunity to develop a project, working for a certain time on a potential space of content condensation that promotes investigation, creation, and public presentation.


The programme combines body practice classes, theoretical seminars led by artists and academics, and coaching, aiming to activate the participant’s resources, feed their processes, and allow an opportunity to test methods and discover paradigms, forms of collaboration and presentation, that configure a sketch of personal practice in the field of performing arts.


Each edition of the programme has a duration of 4 to 9 months, with the curatorship of an artist of the performative field. In this model, the exercise of maturity, of autonomy, and of a sense of self questioning, are the values that will allow to guide an enlightened personal journey, based on a leveling and sharing relationship.


PACAP support and partnerships
throughout the several editions


ACCCA – Companhia Clara Andermatt, Bioino, CA-Colégio das Artes, Câmara Municipal de Vila Franca de Xira, Carta Branca, Casa Fernando Pessoa, Causas Comuns, CCB – Centro Cultural de Belém, Companhia Inestética, Companhia Instável, Companhia Olga Roriz, Coffeepaste, EIRA, Espaço ALKANTARA, Estúdios Victor Córdon, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, Frame Colectivo, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Galeria Monumental, Galeria ZDB, La Place de la Danse, Negócio ZDB, O Espaço do Tempo, O Rumo do Fumo, Prado, RE.AL- João Fiadeiro, Museu da Água/Reservatório da Patriarcal/EPAL-Grupo de Águas de Portugal, TAGV, Teatro Viriato.

PACAP Editions