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Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista is a centre for artistic creation run by the Lisbon Municipality and open to the Lisbon arts community. The centre includes a main building (located in a former primary school, Escola das Gaivotas), Residências da Boavista, Loja Lisboa Cultura, and Lusco-Fusco.

The main building houses four rehearsal spaces (dance, music, and theatre studios and one multipurpose room), a conference room, and five office spaces for arts organisations.

Residências da Boavista is a residency centre with four apartments providing temporary accommodation to arts professionals working on creative projects in the city.

Loja Lisboa Cultura is a specialised service providing information and assistance to arts professionals and organisations on issues related to professional activities in the arts.

Lastly, the centre presents a diverse arts programme, Lusco-Fusco, which takes place in the patio of the main building over the summer months.


Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista (main building)
Rua das Gaivotas, n.º 8 | 1200-202 Lisboa
Tel. (+351) 218 172 600

Opening Hours (Reception): mon to sun | 8am to 8pm

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Loja Lisboa Cultura
Rua da Boavista, n.º 184 | 1200-071 Lisboa
Tel. (+351) 218 173 600

In person:
Mon, wed and fri | 2pm to 7pm (except public holidays)
Weekdays from 2pm to 7pm (except public holidays)

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We inform that the telephone service of Polo Cultural Gaivotas l Boavista will be unavailable during certain periods of the weekend due to a hardware and software upgrade process.

It is anticipated that the system will stop its operation at 3:00 p.m. of Saturday and will only be available again from 12:00 p.m. on Sunday (21 January).

During this period, please contact us by the following e-mail: pologaivotasboavista@cm-lisboa.pt

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Polo hosts the winner of the 4th Lisbon-Maputo Artistic Residency

In 2018, Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista will host in Residências da Boavista the Mozambican artist Jorge Dias, winner of the 4th edition of the Artistic Residence for Visual Arts and Photography, within the scope of the cooperation protocol signed between the Lisbon City Council and Camões - Portuguese Cultural Center in Maputo.

This residency program is headed to visual artists and/or photographers, of Mozambican nationality or living in Mozambique for more than ten years, already with curriculum in the area and intending to develop a coherent project, consistent with their pertinent artistic path, in the proposal of relation with the city of Lisbon and with recognized interest in the scope of contemporary art.

Jorge Dias will be in residence in Lisbon from 1 to 31 May.
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