PARTIS (Artistic Practices for Social Inclusion) is a programme that allows the Gulbenkian Foundation to realize its conviction that art is an agent for inclusion and social change through its unique power to bring people together.
It has been designed to support projects that use artistic practices (music, photography, video, theatre, dance, circus, among others) as tools to create bridges between communities that normally do not cross paths, representing an investment of around €2 million over a period of five years.
Where the second edition is concerned, 160 applications were received from all over the country and 16 new projects were selected to receive support over the three-year period between 2016 and 2018.
Until the end of 2017 PARTIS gave rise to more than 15,000 activities and 1,000 public events (with 100 thousand visitors/public) and reaching around 10 thousand direct participants. These projects involved around 800 professionals and volunteers, with more than 600 (public and private, profit and non-profit) partner organisations.
The Board of Trustees of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announced that a new call for projects will open during the second half of 2018 with a new investment of 1 million euros.