BoCA is a non-profit structure, founded in 2015, based in Lisbon.
Through a transdisciplinary perspective, of hybridization and breaking of boundaries, contemporary creation is the neural part of its mission. It focuses on transdisciplinarity and develops a diverse cultural ecosystem based on synergies between cities (since Lisbon, intersections with other Portuguese and foreign cities), cultural spaces (museums, theaters, galleries, cultural centers, among others), artistic territories (performance art, performing arts, visual arts, music) and their respective publics.
BoCA develops its activities through five axes:
• commission and production of artistic projects;
• programming of the contemporary arts biennial BoCA;
• continuous artistic program;
• national and international diffusion of commissioned projects;
• education program.
With the executive and artistic direction by John Romão, BoCA wished to contribute consistently to the reflection on the contemporary socio-cultural environment and with the clear vocation to support the processes of artistic construction of the present and the future.
It develops its regular activity centered in the city of Lisbon, involving dozens of cultural institutions in its programs. With a focus on national and international artists, BoCA has been developing since 2015 extensions and the touring of its activities to other cities: Almada, Águeda, Bangkok (Thailand), Barcelona (Spain), Braga, Brussels (Belgium), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Coimbra, Funchal, Hamburg (Germany), Évora, Lausanne (Switzerland), Moita, Montemor-o-Novo, Montemor-o-Velho, Paris (France), Porto, Santiago de Chile (Chile) and Viseu.
BoCA has collaborated with the following cultural equipments for its artistic and education program activities:
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Centro Cultural de Belém, Culturgest, MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Museu Nacional dos Coches, Museu da Água, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Teatro Nacional São Carlos, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Teatro da Trindade, Teatro Taborda, Carpintarias de São Lázaro, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Galerias Municipais EGEAC, Estufa Fria, Igreja de São Pedro de Alcântara, Igreja dos Inglesinhos, Galeria ZDB, Lux/Frágil, Rive Rouge, Cinema Ideal, Cinema São Jorge, Cistena da Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa
Teatro Nacional São João (Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória e TeCA), Teatro Municipal do Porto – Rivoli, Casa da Música, Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, Casa-Museu Fernando Castro, Casa das Artes, Palácio dos Correios / CMP, Passos Manuel, Maus Hábitos e Pérola Negra
Universities and Schools
Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto, Universidade Católica do Porto / Escola das Artes, Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa / IPL, Escola Superior de Dança de Lisboa / IPL, Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema / IPL, Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo, IADE European University, Universidade do Minho, Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas / IPCB, Universidade de Coimbra, Escola Artística António Arroio
The Portugal’s Presidency of the Republic