Cultural Action

A central part of the GDA Foundation’s mission is to value and dignify the work and careers of performers – musicians, actors and dancers – through support programmes and training scholarships in these artistic areas.

The activities and programmes developed by the Cultural Action department represent a vital part of the Foundation’s mission to support performers. The model used is based on the redistribution of resources allocated to the Foundation by its founding body, with the objective of providing a means of support for the creation and production of artistic and cultural activities, the promotion and recognition of professional careers both nationally and internationally and the subsequent development of opportunities for the fruition of those artistic professions.

The announcement for the opening of submissions and the specific regulation for each one will be published on this website one month in advance of the predicted dates for the beginning of each application.

DATES FOR 2019 APPLICATIONS

Support for Theatre and Dance

This programme aims to support the production and public presentation of projects in the fields of theatre and dance, as well as interdisciplinary exchanges.
Application dates: 11 February to 8 March 2019
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Support for Audio Works by Featured Performers

This programme aims to support audio projects by featured performers, covering the costs related to the recording and production of new audio works.
Dates for the 1st application phase: 11 to 29 March 2019
Dates for the 2nd application phase: 9 to 27 September 2019
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Support for the Circulation of Performances

This programme aims to support the public presentation of music, theatre and dance projects in Portugal and abroad, focussing on the circulation of performances and performers.
Dates for the 1st application phase: 1 to 19 April 2019
Dates for the 2nd application phase: 23 September to 11 October 2019
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Support for Education and Specialization Scholarships

This programme aims to stimulate the continuous specialization and training of featured performers through education scholarships that span a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 1 year.
Application dates: 8 April to 17 May 2019
Note: this programme is part of the Training and Development department.
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Support for Short Films

This programme aims to support the production of national fiction short films, with the objective of promoting the professionalization of the work created by featured performers in these films.
Application dates: 22 April to 17 May 2019
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For more information:

Cláudia Regina
Cultural Action
E-mail: claudia.regina@fundacaogda.pt
Tel. 218 411 650

Porto Offices
Amália Pereira
E-mail: amalia.pereira@gda.pt
Tel. 222 085 578/9