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Notícias / News - Arquivo / Arquive - 2015


On 20th and 21st of November, 2014, the final conference of the international project Creative Connections (CC) ( was held at the School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (ESE-IPVC), associated with the 10th International Conference of the Arts, entitled International Cooperation. The CC project was coordinated internationally by Professor Mary Richardson, from the University of Roehampton, London and was funded by the Comenius Programme, with support from the European Commission (EACEA-517844). In Portugal, this project was coordinated by Professor Anabela Moura (ESE-IPVC) and involved four other European institutions of higher education, where it was coordinated by Fernando Hernandez in Spain, Dervil Jordan in Ireland, Mirja Hiltunen in Finland and Marie Fulkova in the Czech Republic. The project involved the participation of 25 schools, both primary and secondary, across Europe, in a collaborative research project. The activities took place in the premises of ESE and Dínamo (sharing space, arts and culture, where it fosters collaboration and networking and a platform for innovation, production and multidisciplinary interaction).


Lasting three years, CC began in 2011 and ends in 2014 with the main objective to explore ways to improve cultural understanding at a transnational level, between young European children. The innovative character is visible through the way the six partner countries worked to give a voice to children through Art activities related to citizenship and digital media. Creative Connections followed on the previous international project, "Images and Identity" (I&I) (, which took place between 2008 and 2011, and led by Professor Rachel Mason from the University of Roehampton, London. This project also involved the Portuguese collaboration under the coordination of Professor Anabela Moura and Degree Courses of Basic Education and Visual and Technological Education and Master's Degree in Art Education from ESE-IPVC. I&I enjoyed the collaboration of five institutions of higher education in England, Ireland, Malta, Czech Republic and Germany, and was also funded by the Comenius program and evaluated with a grade of excellent.


As had already been announced in IPVC website, ( the project culminates in a series of conferences in each of the six countries. All these conferences reflect the context of the innovative work of academics and students and allows the findings to be discussed and the sharing of ideas and information, both fundamental to the pursuit of the projects goals, after completion of the research phase. The Digital Catalogue (  of the Project, which makes available both resources and contacts of the participants.


See the program.

ESTUDO PRELIMINAR SOBRE AS FESTAS DE NOSSA SENHORA D'AGONIA: IMPLICAÇÕES SOCIOCULTURAIS, ECONÓMICAS E AMBIENTAIS (Preliminar study of Festas de Nossa Senhora D'Agonia: social, cultural, economic and environmental implications)


The Festas de Nossa Senhora D’Agonia, one of the oldest and largest festivals held in Portugal was the subject of important research being carried out by the Escola Superior de Educação of Viana do Castelo Polytechnic with the collaboration of De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.  This investigation into the festival’s artistic, cultural, economic and social impacts had several aims which included identifying how Festival d’Agonia can become more sustainable, and less dependent upon public sector funding, through identifying additional funding/income streams and partnerships that will strengthen its overall position within the cultural offer which is available at local, regional and national levels. It promoted contact with a range of existing and new stakeholders/beneficiaries and provided all parties with a deeper understanding of the benefits that result from the festival and importantly how these benefits can be developed in order to assist the festival in becoming more sustainable.


A pilot study has been developed in collaboration with Viana Festas and the Municipality of Viana do Castelo; this began in June 2014 and was completed with a short report in January 2015. This pilot study has focused on one aspect of the festival, the ethnographic procession held on Saturday 23rd August, in order to test the proposed research methodology and explore the diversity and response of the audience at this event. This research is unique within Portugal in terms of its scope, depth and breadth. It is an innovative response to the need for publically funded cultural activities to demonstrate ‘value for money’, a requirement that has increased in importance as a result of the current economic crisis and the resultant pressure on public sector budgets. It is anticipated that these insights will have demonstrable benefit to public authorities, crafts makers and the wider artistic and business communities at local, regional and national levels. One of the key topics is tourism and the extent to which the festival attracts cultural tourists and visitors from other parts of Portugal and Europe, in particular. The research  examined and therefore identified how the tourism potential can be developed through stronger partnerships between the festival, local business and other cultural attractions in the municipality and the wider region.


The outcomes of this research will be of interest to other agencies too, thus dissemination of the results across Europe will be an important goal. The research suggests recommendations from the pilot study which can then be applied in 2015 and tested again in 2016. It is anticipated that the full research will be completed by 2017 and the research team have a commitment to follow the festival through to 2018. Dissemination will include presentations at selected conferences in Portugal and other European countries plus other academic outputs. All materials will also be made available on a website along with recommendations for developing further work in this emerging field of festival and event studies. The pilot project has been funded by the Local Municipality, Viana do Castelo Polytechnic and De Montfort University.


Research Team

Christopher Maughan, English Coordinator; Richard Fletcher, De Montfort University, Leicester; Anabela Moura, Portuguese Coordinator; Carlos Almeida; João Moura Alves; Joaquim Escaleira; Carlos Fernandes; Pedro Pereira; António Cardoso; Carla Magalhães, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo; António Jácomo, Universidade Católica, Porto


O Fórum Internacional de Gestão Artística e Cultural, FIGAC, é um evento que se realiza desde o ano de 2010 na Região do Alto Minho e é produzido pelos alunos finalistas da Licenciatura em Gestão Artística e Cultural da Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (ESE-IPVC).

A5ª edição do FIGAC, decorreu nos dias 29, 30 e 31 de maio de 2014. Assente na temática intemporal da exclusão social, esta edição transportou o tema “Inclusão social através da Arte”. A dinâmica  da programação incluiu Mesas Redondas, Workshops, Performances, Exposições, Cinema, Música, entre outros projetos, e decorreu num mapa que se estendeu pelas localidades de Caminha, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Famalicão e Viana do Castelo. 

Numa altura em que o flagelo da exclusão social atinge vários setores da sociedade, tornou-se pertinente o conceito do FIGAC ‘14, com o intuito de apostar no desenvolvimento de atividades culturais e de debater as ferramentas da inclusão social através da arte. Esta, assumiu um papel importante em políticas de inclusão social e apresentou-se como elemento de formação de identidade e construção da cidadania – onde agentes que geram cultura se assumem como transformadores da realidade social.

Como vem sendo hábito nestes encontros, o foco da 6.ª Edicação, consiste em oferecer aos profissionais e estudantes deste sector, momentos de reflexão e partilha de conhecimento, sendo assim um centro de discussão abrangente em vários aspetos na área da gestão cultural.

Tendo como pano de fundo o Programa Europa Criativa, o FIGAC 2015 realiza-se nos dias 2 e 3 de junho de 2015, nas instalações do Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo e será subordinado ao tema Cooperação Cultural Transnacional.



The Artistic Experiences (AE) Project began in 2010, at the Higher School of Education (Teacher Education College – ESEVC), to celebrate the International Day of Children through the Arts. This is an innovative way of involving undergraduate and post graduate Basic Education teachers in activities related to Art for Community, and it takes place every year. AE aims to stimulate critical and reflexive thinking on the role of the Arts, and it helps to foster creativity through the use of teaching learning strategies and resources. The theme of next edition, on June 1st 2015, will be The magic of light. The students of 1st and 3rd years of the Basic Education course and those enrolled in the Preschool and First and Second Cycle Basic Education Master Courses will develop a variety of activities for around three hundred children of Basic Education and Nursery Schools of the District of Viana do Castelo, Northern Portugal.


Scientific Organization: Arts, Design and Humanities



No âmbito dos XV Encontros de Cinema de Viana, a Associação AO NORTE, em parceria com a Escola Superior de Educação de Viana do Castelo, o CEMRI-Laboratório de Antropologia da Universidade Aberta e a Câmara Municipal de Viana do Castelo, organiza a 4.ª Conferência Internacional de Cinema de Viana, que tem lugar nos dias 7 e 8 de maio de 2015, na Escola Superior de Educação de Viana do Castelo.

A Conferência Internacional de Cinema de Viana é um espaço de reflexão e de partilha de experiências visando a construção de uma comunidade internacional de interesses e de divulgação de projetos relacionados com quatro temáticas centrais do cinema – Cinema e escola; Cinema e sociedade (arte, ciência, cultura); Documentário Contemporâneo; Cinema: novas narrativas e novas tecnologias; Género e Cinema: entre narrativas, políticas e poéticas. Procura-se assim:

  • Promover o confronto de olhares entre estudos e experiências vividas em projetos que envolvam o cinema e as suas múltiplas formas de manifestação.


  • Apreender o complexo processo de mudança na linguagem do cinema, nas tecnologias, na economia, nos objetos que aborda, nas histórias que conta, nos vários géneros que apresenta.


  • Problematizar os temas da sociedade, da cultura e da interculturalidade a partir do estudo e análise de obras cinematográficas.


  • Refletir sobre as possibilidades educativas do cinema na escola e na sociedade a partir da sua apropriação / fruição, análise e produção em contextos de formação ou de animação (social, cultural e artística).


ARTE TOTAL, by Cristina Mendanha


The project - GUELRA | Choreographic Transcreation[i] Laboratory – arose in the search for strategies to promote the development of written thoughts in relationship with choreographic and co-creation work, in the artistic training of young performers. The project aims to address the connection and artistic interaction in the disciplinary nature of dancing and writing, exploring the link between space and memory, taking as a starting point the city map and its further transfer to a pre-determined artistic intervention area. Guelra is a laboratory. A laboratory of ideas where the relationship between a choreographic and co-creational work, in the artistic training of young performers, and the written thoughts are tested. The project aims to think about the connection of relationship between  the artistic  disciplinary nature of arts in dance and in writing, based on the assumption of Souriau[1] that the term "art are all arts" and they all – arts - have a correspondence between themselves.

Thus, this first phase of the project the focus of attention was directed to the exploration of paradoxical means: the link between space, memory, body and writing, taking as a starting point the city map and its further transfer to a pre-determined intervention area. The laboratory is part of a research in arts education, devoted to reflection on the process that follows the relationship between dance - that takes place today - and the writing of creators themselves.


[i] The name Transcreation in the title appears to explain that the project is not about translation, paraphrase, storytellers or explanation of a process of working with the body, but an attempt to think the writing and the bodies simultaneously. Thus, this note also serves as a tribute to Jorge Larrosa by his brilliant text "The Essay and Academic Writing", published in the journal  Educação e Realidade, Jul / Dec 2003 28 (2): 101-115. "The issue is that the academic world is highly compartmentalized and I have a feeling that this whole transdisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity fashion and things like that style, does not any another thing than open new compartments, as if those were not enough we have. It is as if we are manufacturing specialists in relationship, in synthesis in "inter" and in "trans"; as if there is an academic policy of mestizaje; as if we were beyond the pure races making experts impurities, ie, the relationship between the pure races "(Larrosa 2003: 106).



A ArtsCool é um projeto vocacionado para o ensino da música e do teatro. Pretende facultar, aos diferentes elementos da comunidade, a possibilidade de aprenderem a tocar um instrumento, praticarem teatro e terem acesso a outras formas de arte. Desta forma a população mais jovem da freguesia e arredores terão um contacto direto e intercetivo com a instituição.


. Criar uma escola de ensino informal da Música;

. Dinamizar ateliers de Teatro Musical;

. Dinamizar ateliers de Expressão Dramática;

. Programar regularmente espetáculos;

. Manter diversidade de propostas apelativas aos diferentes setores da população;

. Dinamizar o espaço, fortalecendo a Instituição no seio da comunidade;

. Promover a interação entre diversas expressões artísticas.


Formas e conteúdos

Escola de música (Iniciação musical, ABRSM e Rockschool)

O ensino assenta em aulas teórico-práticas, sendo orientadas segundo os métodos próprios do ensino da música com duração de 50 minutos semanais, em grupos de dois ou três alunos. Atuando na vertente clássica (ABRSM) e Rock (Rockshool)

Teatro musical

O Teatro Musical é uma produção teatral que concilia a atuação, o diálogo e a música, integrando coros, acompanhamento instrumental, interlúdios e muitas vezes a dança num enredo dramático. A duração desta atividade será de 120 minutos, dividida em dois dias ou ao sábado.


Atelier de expressão dramática

A expressão dramática é uma prática que põe em ação o desenvolvimento do indivíduo aferido na sua totalidade, favorecendo, através de atividades lúdicas, o desenvolvimento de uma aprendizagem global (cognitiva, afetiva, sensorial, motora e estética). A duração desta atividade será de 120 minutos ao sábado.



Responsável Alain Barbosa - Ex-aluno de GAC ESE-IPVC

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"LOGS” (TOROS), by Raquel Moreira

Portugal, 2014


The exhibition opened in november 8th at 3 pm at Dínamo10, in Viana do Castelo.

In november 21th at 7 pm there was a guided tour with the participation of the Master students of Artistic and Cultural Management from E.S.E. - I.P.V.C.



Following a work intimately related with live elements, connected with the earth – roots (exhibition “Subsoil”, 2011) and kelps (“Submerge”, 2012), tree trunk forms and textures are now explored. From the constant need of representing those elements a series of images appear, resulting from their direct print on paper through engraving. This process starts from real elements, either if they're truly alive or not. Pieces of trunks and fallen tree branches reappear, vertically, to create a new forest, reagruped and relocated.

They are logs found at Santa Luzia mountain, the landscape surrounding the whole space of the city where they are now presented.



Vídeo-Performance, Instalação e Concerto-Projeção, alunos de GAC lançaram Projetos Artísticos


Nos passados dias 12 e 13 de janeiro de 2015, a Sociedade Instrução e Recreio Darquense [SIRD] e o Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo [IPVC] receberam nas suas instalações os estudantes de 3º ano de Gestão Artística e Cultural [GAC], ministrado na Escola Superior de Educação [ESE-IPVC] na apresentação dos seus projetos artísticos transdisciplinares, da responsabilidade do docente Jorge Santos, que contaram com a colaboração dos técnicos de som e luz Bruno Ferreira e Cláudia Ferreira e dos artistas Amadeu Palhares, Mauro Ventura, Mariya Nesvyetaylo e Nuno Granja.

Oficina de Projetos Artísticos Transdisciplinares é uma unidade curricular semestral, que tem a finalidade de estimular a interação de programadores, artistas e técnicos na concretização de projetos artísticos transdisciplinares.

Conteúdos inovadores, produzidos por grupos de estudantes, revelaram os desafios constantes de uma escultura social em permanente mudança. Sem dúvida duas sessões estimulantes que desafiaram os alunos a refletir sobre a transformação de espaços públicos através da arte, com uma postura fortemente crítica, apoiados por colegas de outras instituições artísticas. Prometem repetir na Semana Internacional do IPVC, a decorrer na primeira semana do próximo mês de junho.



JOÃO CERQUEIRA has a PhD in History of Art from the University of Oporto. He is the author of seven books. Blame it on to much freedom, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro, Devil’s Observations, Maria Pia: Queen and Woman, José de Guimarães (published in China by the Today Art Museum), José de Guimarães: Public Art.

The Tragedy of Fidel Castro won the USA Best Book Awards 2013, the Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014, the Global Ebook Awards 2014, was finalist for the Montaigne Medal 2014 (Eric Offer Awards),  and  was considered by ForewordReviews the third best translation published in 2012 in the United States.

His works are published in Toad Suck Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Hypertext Magazine, Cleaver Magazine, Danse Macabre, Contemporary Literary Review India, Open Pen Magazine, Queen’s Mob, The Liberator Magazine, BoldType Magazine, Saturday Night Reader, All Right Magazine, South Asia Mail, Linguistic Erosion, Sundayat6mag, Literary Lunes. He is a regular guest speaker of the International Art Conferences at Escola Superior de Educação.


His new publication is "The Second Coming of Jesus"

Jesus returns to earth.

After meeting activist Magdalene who is fighting for a better world, he becomes embroiled in three problematic situations.

He meets an extremist ecological group, which is plotting to destroy a maize plantation it believes to be genetically modified. Then, he observes the rise up against a tourist development that is to be built in a forest reserve. Finally, he witnesses an armed conflict between blacks and gypsies.

Along this journey, he meets a series of characters: the ecologists already mentioned, a priest who forces him to take confession, a corrupt local politician, unscrupulous contractors, a police commander forced to play Pilate, the inhabitants of run-down neighbourhood, a wizard who solves all the problems, and a black boy and a gypsy girl in love (Romy and Julian).

However, although he limits himself to accompanying Magdalene attempting only to pacify those on bad terms, even then Jesus is unable to escape the fury of mankind. And only the con man – Professor Kacimba – will recognise him.

Using irony and sarcasm, The Second Coming of Jesus to Earth broaches recent phenomena of social and political conflict.


MÓNICA OLIVEIRA's new publication is "Contemporary Art for a Critical Pedagogy"

This book starts from the assumption that a new artistic paradigm is emerging, which involves the construction of a continuously renewed knowledge, both in conceptual and relational dimensions and its consequences on art education in of initial teacher training. This project focuses on the awareness of the need to integrate art education in initial teacher education, on the horizon of contemporary issues such as: subject based identities, changes in teaching and learning, disbelief on educational justification systems, changings in art concepts and artistic practices and changes in behaviour and envisioning the future.

The study starts from a review of current literature and the opinion of arts education keys experts on the value and relevance of contemporary art in teacher education. In a second stage it includes a framework of competencies to be acquired by the students during their course and the implementation of a pedagogical project focused on contemporary art as pedagogical practices.

In this context, the study analyses theories and pedagogical practices offering new lines of action for teaching and learning based on Post Modern Curriculum and Critical Pedagogy. The study presents ways to improve initial teacher training courses by redefining students' roles as builders of their own knowledge and identity.

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