LAVRAR O MAR – As artes no alto da serra e na Costa Vicentina

Artistic programming project in the field of performing arts that takes place in Aljezur and Monchique since 2016.

From the languages ​​of theatre, dance, new circus and music, we develop interdisciplinary artistic creations that show and reflect the local culture of these territories. In addition to creations and artistic residencies, we host national and international artistic projects and organize artistic laboratories.

Funded by CRESCALGARVE 2020, 365 Algarve programmes, from the Directorate-General for the Arts and the municipalities of Aljezur and Monchique.


Miragem is an artistic and pedagogical project that, since 2014, brings to the various schools and kindergartens in the municipality of Odemira (considered the largest, the most isolated and dispersed in the country), to students from 3 to 18 years old, a programme of performances between ranging from dance, to theatre, music, literature, local culture, artistic experimentation, among many other areas, always looking for links to the curricular subjects of the different school years.

Miragem is part of the Programa ODETE - Odemira, Território Educativo and is currently in its 7th edition. Project funded by the Municipality of Odemira.

Touro Azul

Touro Azul is a programme of Human Experiences between Local Culture and Art. Routes through landscapes, locations and private environments, lasting between two and seven hours, specially designed to offer tourists visiting the territory between Santiago do Cacém and Sagres, the opportunity to touch a land full of mountains and water, by the hand of who lives in it and carves it everyday. A joint initiative developed by Cooperativa Lavrar o Mar, Associação Rota Vicentina and CACO - Associação de Artesão do Concelho de Odemira in collaboration with local inhabitants, artisans, associations, agents and artists.


BOWING is a community art project, whose main languages ​​are dance, music, video and visual arts. The objective is the social and cultural inclusion of foreign populations in the southwestern Alentejo territory, through regular artistic laboratories and an integrative performative moment. Based on the relationship with adult workers in agricultural greenhouses and students from the 4th to the 9th grade, the intention is to create bridges of communication between these populations and the Portuguese one. We seek understanding and knowledge of the various cultures and the development of the Portuguese language with the aim of inclusion. The project will provide moments of well-being, confidence, joy, curiosity to learn and self-knowledge through artistic practice. BOWING intends to create a feeling of belonging and of relationship with the territory where all these isolated foreigners are inserted, as well as the acceptance and freedom of expression of each individual.

Project funded by the PARTIS & Art for Change programme, which is funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian and La Caixa Foundations; by the Municipality of Odemira; and the FEDER fund - fundo FEDER - Programa Operacional Regional do Alentejo 2014-2020; CCDR Alentejo 2020.