To build a space for learning and sharing experiences where the concept of image presents itself as the ground in which our way of doing things can meet our need to affirm ourselves as persons, our relationship with others and with the world around us.
Casa da Imagem is open to the community that it serves. The activities involve the development of entertaining and exploratory techniques and artistic practices and are aimed at a vast audience, from preschool children to senior citizens. We also invest in training and specific activities for professionals within the artistic and education fields.
We also started organising and sponsoring international activities spreading the concept of image as an educational tool beyond borders.
What kind of activities?
Workshop related activities: we offer seasonal and annual initiatives. Organised by professionals from different backgrounds, these activities involve sharing and constant experimentation and discovery of means and technologies. This allow the participants to create objects/actions without fixed goals or any impositions regarding methodology, which enhances and promotes personal discoveries.
Training activities: these are particularly designed for Visual Art teachers and are organised as part of continuing training programmes.
Artistic experience: the gallery works as a meeting point for artistic production and experience. During exhibitions attention is especially given to working processes.
Activities for a specialised audience within the artistic and education fields: we organise tailored-made workshops, meetings and conferences to respond to the needs of this particular audience.
How is the dynamic of Casa da Imagem organised?
Every line of activity will have its own time, space, intervenients and working processes.
It is essential that the different lines of activity find points of intersection for this will allow artistic and educational practices to influence each other.