Portugal/ 8.1 Support to artists and other creative workers  

8.1.2 Special artists funds

Purchasing programmes concerning works in the sector of visual arts took place through the action of the Directorate-General for Arts (DGArtes) that also is responsible for annual financial support to performing arts structures. 

Anyway, support for visual arts and music is derived partly from the private sector, especially after the revised Sponsorship Act, and from foundations (there are approximately 350 Foundations in Portugal, over half of them are cultural foundations subsidised by the state - see  chapter 7).

Chapter published: 14-07-2011