Pre-Conference Tour: Lisbon Street Art Tour

The Arts in Society Conference is pleased to announce the Pre-Conference Tour.

Join other conference delegates the day before the conference for a walking tour of Lisbon's street art scene.

During this walking tour, participants will learn about the different styles and techniques used by street artists as well as the (inter)national artists whose work can be found throughout a patchwork of streets, alleys, and squares in Lisbon. The tour will highlight the political, economic, and social issues that give rise to Lisbon’s street art and graffiti scene. In addition to learning about the art, participants will also learn about the history of Lisbon and its neighborhoods. The tour includes a street art walk, a ginjinha (a typical shot of cherry liquor), and an interactive workshop.

Tour Information
Date
: Tuesday, 18 June
Time: 15:30 (3:30 PM)
Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Meeting Location: Praça Luís de Camões city square (view map)
Cost: US$25

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place on the tour.

Conference Welcome Reception and Book Series Launch: "Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Domain"

The Arts Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Welcome Reception.

Common Ground Research Networks and the International Conference on the Arts in Society will be hosting a welcome reception and launch of the book series, Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Domain, curated by Dr. Arianne Rourke and Dr. Vaughan Rees. The reception and book series launch will be held at the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon directly following the last parallel session of the first day, 19 June. Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse.

Reception Information
Date:
Wednesday, 19 June
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon
Cost: Complimentary to all conference delegates

There is no need to pre-register for this event.

Conference Dinner: Casa do Alentejo

The Arts in Society Conference is pleased to announce the conference dinner.

Built in the late seventeenth century, the palace that is today Casa do Alentejo Restaurant has undergone profound changes throughout its lifetime. The building originally belonged to an aristocratic family, the Paes Amaral (Viscounts of Alverca), and was named "Paes do Amaral Palace" or "Palace Alverca." In the early twentieth century (1917-1919), the palace building was leased to a company that transformed a section of the old palace into the first casino in Lisbon, Magestic Club. In 1928, the Magestic Club closed and in 1932, the building was leased to the Alentejo Guild, later named Casa do Alentejo, and became the headquarters of the Regionalist Alentejo Association. In 1981, the building was acquired from the descendants of the Paes de Amaral family and became an icon of heritage for all of Alentejo.

Casa do Alentejo is dedicated to boosting, promoting, and preserving the culture of the Alentejo. It is a multi-cultural space used for book presentations, poetry sessions, temporary exhibitions, conferences, gastronomic competitions, art workshops, literature and photography events, handicraft showcases, cultural evenings, and social dances. Casa do Alentejo has an active role in discussions on current issues and assumes social responsibility in the challenges facing the region.

Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a glass of wine and an assortment of hors d'oeuvres served on the patio. Dinner will include an appetizer, a first course of fish, a second course of meat, and dessert. Drinks are included. Vegetarian options will be available—please select upon booking.

Dinner Information
Date
: Thursday, 20 June
Time: 19:30 (7:30 PM)
Location: Casa do Alentejo, Agostinho Fortes Room, R. das Portas de Santo Antão 58, 1150-062 Lisboa (view map)
Regular Dinner Cost: US$60
Vegetarian Dinner Cost: US$50

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below.

Conference Closing Session and Award Ceremony

The Arts in Society Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Closing Session and Award Ceremony.

Come join the plenary speakers and your fellow delegates for the International Conference on the Arts in Society Closing Session and Award Ceremony, where there will be special recognition given to those who have helped at the conference as well as announcements for next year’s conference. The ceremony will be held in the plenary room at the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon directly following the last session of the day.

Date: Friday, 21 June
Time: Directly following the last session of the day
Location: Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon

There is no need to pre-register for this event.