The Bissaya Barreto Foundation joins the Season Cruzada França – Portugal 2022, with programming at Casa das Artes Bissaya Barreto. The French lineup includes artistic residencies, in June, two in Toulouse, and in Coimbra, at the beginning of September, and four concerts that bring together artists and Portuguese people.
A correct proposal of the invitation of the Institute Français to the cultural program of the Foundation, Alexandre Lemos and Samuel Aubert, responsible for the design of the Portuguese editions of the Festival “Les Siestes Francesa”.
For Alexandre Lemos, the invitation recognizes “the joint work to strengthen relations between emerging artists and a genuinely diverse audience, in Portugal and France”. The cultural programmer considers this “not just an invitation to program such an important season”, but represents a “continue on the path of convergence from the current arts and taking local artists with us”.
The France-Portugal 2022 Cruzada Season, marking the bilateral relationship between France and Portugal, “with the best cultural offer of both territories in the various artistic fields and with new proposals, promoting a creative interaction between the two countries”. It takes place between February and October and encompasses more than 200 events and 400 entities in both countries.