Imaginarius PRO

Imaginarius PRO is a program for street arts sector professionals, in the frame of Imaginarius festival. With this context, Imaginarius intends to reinforce the partnerships between artists and programmers present at the festival, facilitating the contact among different realities and perspectives. A private area is available for accredited professionals, providing space with conditions for small meetings and dissemination of artistic information, as well as an informal meeting-point on the festival site.

Access to the Imaginarius PRO is free of charge for all professionals in the national and international street arts sector. For this purpose, interested parties should complete the registration form.

Imaginarius PRO sessions
24th May | 14h to 17h
25th and 26th May | 10h to 13h

Imaginarius PRO Meeting-Point
24th to 26th May | 18h to 3h
Hostel da Praça, Praça da República

Acreditation and Informations
23rd May | 10h to 18h
24th May | 10h to 24h
25th and 26th May | 10h to 1h

Interactive Tourism Store, Rua Dr. Roberto Alves

Imaginarius PRO Simposium

24th May | 14h to 17h | ICC

14h00 | Opening
Emídio Sousa – Mayor from Municipality of Santa Maria da Feira [PT]

14h15 | Keynote | When performance meets the city
Eva Marichalar-Freixa – Universitat de Vic [ES]

14h45 | Networking

15h15 | Debate | The know-how as a way for innovation
Jens Frimann Hansen – Passage Festival [DK]
Julieta Guimarães – Erva Daninha [PT]
Lisa Trouilhet – Les Commandos Percu [FR]
Norbert Busschers – Theater Gajes [NL]
Moderação: Direção Artística Festival Imaginarius [PT]

16h45 | Conclusions

Imaginarius PRO Showcase

25th May | 10h30 to 12h30 | ICC

10h30 | Opening: Santa Maria da Feira – Artistic Creation for Public Space
Gil Ferreira – City Councilman for Culture, Tourism, Libraries and Museums from Municipality of Santa Maria da Feira [PT]

10h40 | Imaginarius Festival – Support to Artistc Creation
Artistic Direction Imaginarius Festival [PT]

10h50 | Presentation of Participants

11h00 | Pitch presentations in the frame of Imaginarius – Programme to Support Artistic Creation
Ici’bas [CH]
Telmo Ferreira [PT]
Teatro do Mar [PT]
Rina Marques & Rui Paixão [PT]
Theater Gajes [NL]

11h45 | Pitch presentations of local artists

12h10 | Pitch presentation of Portuguese artists

Imaginarius PRO Workshop

Formative session for local associations about street arts: provocation, reflection and contemporarity.

26th May | 10h30 to 12h30 | ICC

Free participation upon previous registration by email:

Training action for the trends in contemporary artistic creation in the fields of street arts, curated by the artistic direction of Imaginarius Festival and the participation of Jordi Duran (Artistic Director of FiraTàrrega, Spain), focusing the following themes:

– Street Arts, context and concepts;
– The specificity of the public space for performative practices;
– Contemporary artistic creation;
– Qualification, dramaturgy and innovation;
– Trends and internationalization.

Action, imminently theoretical, using practical examples to sensitize the local associative agents to the selected themes, contributing to a dissemination of the contemporary artistic language, potentiating a new input to the development of innovative and disruptive local projects.