Cultural dissemination

Knowledge dissemination initiatives, cultural events and promotion of cultural reference platforms

The dissemination of knowledge and of cultural and artistic initiatives in the fields of Arts and Culture is achieved through the following:



Artistic activities of a contemporary creative nature supported by the Foundation in the areas of Literature, Performing Arts, and Cinema.


Gulbenkian convida…

The initiative Gulbenkian Convida… intends to open the doors of the Foundation three times a year to varied audiences in lesser used spaces, both in the Garden and at the Headquarters. The events will be organised in partnership with other agencies, other departments of the Foundation, or as the result of a proposal by a guest collaborator.


Cultural reference platforms

Support and promotion of cultural reference platforms, namely:

Plataforma 9

The cultural portal publishes news about training, research, conferences, publications, project funding, and employment opportunities related to Portuguese-speaking cultures.
The portal was launched in 2014 by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the International Association of Lusitanists to enable the networking of national and international institutions and programmes dedicated to the Portuguese language and to the diversity of cultures in Portuguese.

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This portal functions as an inventory of the architectural and urban heritage of Portuguese influence existing in several parts of the world. The project was set up in 2007 by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation under the direction of José Mattoso, and has been managed by four Portuguese universities on a rotating basis: Universidade de Évora, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and Universidade de Coimbra.

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Updated on 17 june 2019

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