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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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3rd Competition of Arts Municipal Workshops

Until May 28, it’s open the deadline to submit applications for the 3rd Competition of Arts Municipal Workshops. It’s an open competition for everyone interested to the concession of 47 municipal workshops for artistic activity, under a 4-year lease.

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International network On the Move in Lisbon at Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista

From May 22 to 24, Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista from Lisbon City Hall will host the first international meeting in Lisbon of On the Move, the cultural mobility information network active in Europe and internationally, which also includes cultural mobility information points, including Polo’s information service, Loja Lisboa Cultura (Lisbon Culture Bureau).

Through the program, it is highlighted the public session with members of On The Move, held in the Library of Marvila, on 24 May, at 10.30, in which can participate all concerned, upon prior registration. It is going to be a moment of sharing tips and advices, aimed at artists and cultural professionals who want to internationalize their careers and artistic practices (all disciplines covered).

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