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Loja Lisboa Cultura

Loja Lisboa Cultura is a specialised service providing training and information to arts professionals and organisations on issues related to professional activities in the arts. Loja Lisboa Cultura is also a  Mobility Info Point in the international  On the Move network.

Before making an appointment with us, check if the informative articles in clear language below provide the information you need.
For complex matters, we recommend making an appointment, requesting an appointment here.

What you can do at Loja Lisboa Cultura

Obtain information and assistance
Obtain information about creating a legal entity, establishing a freelance activity, funding opportunities, licenses and permits, taxes, social security, authors’ and related rights, international mobility, and other issues specifically related to the arts and culture sector.

Authors' Rights and Related Rights

International Mobility

  • Foreigners working in portugal
      . Visas
           . General information for foreign nationals working in Portugal
    Residence visas and permits

            . Short-term visas
              Short-term visas allow foreign nationals to work in Portugal temporarily, either as employees of Portuguese
              companies or as self-employed workers. UPDATING

           . Residence visa
             Residence visas allow foreign nationals to enter Portugal for the purpose of applying for a residence permit.

           . Residence Permits
            Residence permits allow foreign nationals to live and work in Portugal for a period of one year or more.

           . Social protection in Portugal for workers from other countries
             A worker registered in another country who comes to work temporarily in Portugal may have the right to medical
            care and social protection in Portugal.

    For more informations about visas and residence permits, please contact us.

  • Mobility Info Points
    Information centres and/or websites in several European countries, and one in the USA, who aim to tackle administrative challenges that artists and cultural professionals can face when working across borders. Relevant issues can be around visas, social security, taxation, customs etc.

Submit an application

Loja Lisboa Cultura receives applications and requests for the following municipal and state services (for professional arts and culture activities only):

  • Lisbon Municipality
    . Permits and licenses
      - Temporary occupation of public areas (except for the boroughs of Misericórdia, Santa Maria Maior, and São
    - Noise
    - Travelling or temporary places of amusement
    - Fireworks
    - Bonfires
    . Funding applications
  • Other entities
    Social Security: A1 (social protection for workers abroad)
    - PassMúsica: license (permission to use recorded music)

All applications received at Loja Lisboa Cultura are forwarded to the relevant service. To obtain information about your application after it has been submitted, please contact the relevant service directly.

Please note that Loja Lisboa Cultura
•    Provides information and clarification regarding other entities but does not represent them or provide legally-binding information
•    Does not provide technical or legal counsel (if you require assistance of this kind, contact a qualified professional)
•    Does not provide executive production assistance, mediate negotiations, or seek financing or co-producers for specific projects.

How it works
We are happy to assist you in person, by telephone, or by e-mail. For complex matters, we recommend making an appointment.

 . In person (by appointment only)
Rua da Boavista, 184 – 1200-071 Lisbon
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2pm to 7pm (except public holidays)
Request an appointment here

 . Telephone
(+351) 218 173 600
Weekdays from 2pm to 7pm (except public holidays)

 . Email

Strategic partners

Portal das Finanças
Direção Regional de Cultura do Norte
Inspeção-Geral das Atividades Culturais
Segurança Social
Vieira de Almeida