We are a recently established foundation. Our website is still under construction. Feel free to view our About Us page to learn more about who we are and what we do.
Bringing the Algarve to the world and the world to the Algarve.
To promote the recognition of artistic and cultural practices in the Algarve region
through contact with artists, creators, and professionals from across the world. We
emphasise the value of creative practice by younger people as a means for building
Who we are
FAPAC is a philanthropic foundation working in the field of arts and culture. We seek
to enrich local artistic and cultural action through global dialogues, through the
exchange of knowledge, practice, and experience with others - other artists, other
cultures, other languages, other geographies, other stories.
What we do
We aim to consolidate the standing of the Algarve and Portugal as an international
centre for the arts and cultural production.
We do this through philanthropic support of artistic creation such as co-productions, exhibitions, performances, and partnerships, emphasising collaboration and shared thinking.
Our focus includes creating a productive environment for artists' creative
development, learning, and growth through extensive networking.
We have a commitment to building state-of-the-art infrastructure for all different
artistic disciplines, with an emphasis on cultural mediation and accessibility.
How we do it
Interacting with schools and local communities to support their talent and creativity;
Developing a state-of-the-art cultural complex;
Organising and promoting concerts, performances, festivals, artist residencies,
cultural mediation/training activities, workshops and other events;
Providing material and financial support to artists and professionals in the region's
Introducing Algarve-based artists to international artistic circuits, and inviting
internationally renowned artists to produce and exhibit work, in this way developing collaborative practices that stimulate the cultural fabric of the region;
Collaborating with institutional interlocutors in the fields of culture and education,
local, regional, national, European, and international, to increase and enhance the
resources directed to the region.
Why we do it
The Algarve is a cultural crossroads where tradition and innovation meet. With our
cultural hub, digital ecosystem, and our philanthropic support, we promote the
empowerment of young people through the arts, affirming the Algarve as a centre of