Art Project Open Doors in Funchal – Madeira island

The Art Project Open Doors (Projecto artE de pORtas abErtas) in the Santa Maria street of Funchal, Madeira island, has been launched to open the gates of the city of Funchal to Art and Culture.

There are not “virtual doors” but real, old and forgotten doors of houses, shops and spaces that were abandoned and had deteriorated. Now they are gaining new life to sensitize the people visiting these spaces with a vibrant introduction to Madeira’s art and culture. The current interventions (an interaction with a previously existing artwork, audience, or venue/space)  cover all of the audiovisual arts; Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Video Art and Music.

However, it is an intervention that aims to not be associated with acts of vandalism or a break with the everyday life of the city. Although every artist has created something innovative, a “break” from the norm – this is part of a “call to attention” carrying out a work of art for the public to view. This project aims to be the seed of continued future artistic performances on different elements of the deteriorated parts of the old city of Funchal.

Also, a future “School of the Arts” shall be located in one of these abandoned buildings that will be lovingly restored and function as a learning centre where there will be workshops on all the artistic disciplines: painting, sculpture, theater, music, photography, sculpture …

The Project (Projecto artE de pORtas abErtas) has been designed by Jose Maria Montero Zyberchema and was presented on August 20, 2010 at Pecha Kucha.
The project also received a friendly “push” from João Carlos Abreu, who is a formidable driving force of projects to revitalize the Old Town (Zona Velha) of Funchal.

The first intervention was made by Martin Mendes on August 20, 2010 at Rua da Carreira, No. 207.

Today, many doors have been wonderfully brought back to life and the new portal which was recently launched now features many of the works of art and the artists involved in this rejuvenating project.

The Web Portal was developed by Navega Bem – Web Design, a full service digital marketing, development and web design agency based on Madeira island.

The project has also been sponsored by the Funchal City Council (Câmara Municipal de Funchal) which provided all the paints for the participating artists and Acontece Madeira, a non-profit portal dedicated to presenting all public events on the Madeira islands.

 

Visit the new website here www.arteportasabertas.com

Author:
 Chris Szabo

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RTP features Acontece Madeira on cultural TV programme

The Madeira island events portal ‘Acontece Madeira‘ is to be featured on RTP Madeira on Friday the 4th of November.

‘Casa das Artes’ is a weekly programme that covers the latest cultural news. Lisete Gonçalves, the founder of ‘Acontece Madeira’ and Project Director of Navega Bem – Web Design will be answering questions and explaining the concept, motivation and passion involved in the development and running of the highly popular events portal.

Don’t miss the next edition of Casa das Artes

Author: Chris Szabo

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Madeira island events Portal relaunched with Joomla CMS

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They say “If it’s happening in Madeira – it’s on Acontece Madeira“.

Acontece Madeira is the events portal for Madeira island and Porto Santo that has information on everything that is going on. Cinema, events, exhibitions, music, theatre, conferences, nightlife, kids events, concerts and much more!

Acontece Madeira was born out of the simple fact that it wasn’t possible to find information in one place easily and quickly. In collaboration in with all the councils on the island and many other institutes, groups and clubs – Acontece Madeira supplies current information for the whole island of Madeira and Porto Santo.

Further development will ensure that the portal continues to grow and is as easy as possible to navigate. The addition of interactive image and video galleries is now underway. Multilingual content is also very likely within the coming months.

Developed by Navega Bem – Web Design, the information portal was officially launched last year in August at the ‘Café Teatro’ in Funchal. Having been highly successful due to the collaboration of many entities, it became apparent that the high volume of events required a more intuitive user interface for both input and display. Therefore the site has been ported away from WordPress into the Joomla CMS framework.

If you are an organisation that regularly stages events and would like to collaborate with Acontece Madeira – please contact the site administrator. They can feature your events and even give you personal access to add your events whenever you wish.

For those times you need to know about Madeira island events – Visit Acontece Madeira!

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Café do Teatro – Acontece Madeira Launch Party

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Join us in Funchal at Café do Teatro on the 20th August at 00h30 for the official Acontece Madeira launch party.

Acontece Madeira is the new portal for Madeira island that has information on everything that is going on. Cinema, events, exhibitions, music, theatre, conferences, nightlife and so much more!

Acontece Madeira was born out of the simple fact that it wasn’t possible to find information in one place easily and quickly. In collaboration in with all the councils on the island and many other institutes, groups and clubs – Acontece Madeira will supply current information for the whole island of Madeira.

A lot of further development is underway to ensure that the portal is continues to grow and is as easy as possible to navigate. Acontece Madeira  is a community website made for the community with the help of the community.

Navega Bem would like to thank everyone that is involved in the development of the portal. If you have any ideas or suggestions to help improve the portal – please contact us through the Navega Bem website.

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