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Association Dominio Vale do Mondego

Faia, Guarda , Portugal
Type of organisation
performance space, festival, residency space
Main discipline
Type of activities
cultural participation projects targeting specific audiences
Year established
Circostrada member since
Contact Person
Catharina Sligting (president of the Association / Artistic director)
Quinta da Portela
6300-095, Faia, Guarda - Portugal

The Associação Domínio Vale do Mondego has as its objective initiation, organisation, development & execution of activities and projects in the area of Art & Culture, Biodynamic agriculture, Education & training, antroposophy and philosophy, Nature & Ecology, in the Mondego Valley, in general, and specifically at Domínio Vale do Mondego, for an international audience, organised by a diversity of artists and groups. Summer school, Masterclasses form an  integral part of the activities.

The Association DvdM proposes the Mondego Art Valley project, an initiative that includes the following objectives, to be executed in cooperation with the FAIA Collective, a cooperative of young entrepreneurs, educated in Philosophy, Psychology, Biodynamic Agriculture, Ecology and Gastronomy:

  • Intensification of the Art & Nature program (summer school, workshops, internships, courses)
  • Internationalisation of target groups of creative, cultural and scientific tourists
  • Extension of the annual summer festival programme ESTIVAL throughout the valley of the Alto Mondego (and possibly the Serra da Estrela)
  • Improvement of accommodation and working spaces for artists-in-residence
  • Offering of truly year round facilities
  • Regular involvement of professional artists
  • Extending the network-capacity
  • Inclusion of local community (arts & crafts, exchange of students, social activities, work)