Managing a career in the Arts

From 30 September, Gulbenkian Arts and Music grantees will have access to a training program regarding the management of their artistic careers.
06 oct 2021

This training program, which will be led by Vanessa Pires, aims to introduce young artists at the beginning of their careers to the theme of artistic career management, providing a set of tools that promote motivation, knowledge acquisition and artistic entrepreneurship.

The program is organised in 4 sessions and includes learning activities and a theoretical context, as well as practical exercises, within a dynamic of group work that involves sharing experiences. This initiative aims to encourage reflection on career management and provide a chance for networking.

Vanessa Pires, cellist and teacher, holds a Master’s degree in Management of Cultural Institutions and Companies by the University of Barcelona and has been a cellist at Casa da Música since its foundation, as well as a teacher of Artistic Career Management at ESMAE. In 2011, she created the cultural and artistic management company, ARTWAY, in partnership with musicologist Tiago Hora, and since then has been responsible for the artistic representation, management and executive production of the most varied artistic projects and record editions, working with some of the most reputable artists, festivals and concert halls in Portugal, Europe and Latin America. In 2020, she created the platform “Showcase by Artway” to support new talents and young Portuguese artists.

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