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Created in 2012, Joana Vasconcelos Foundation awards scholarships to encourage the study of the arts, supports social causes and promotes art for all.



2022-08-16

SUSTAINABILITY 2022


September 2022 brings along the second edition of the international conferences REBOOT: Artistic Sustainability – Beyond Green, which opens at 9:00 am Friday the 9th at Le Carreau du Temple in Paris. A program with varied talks and the goal to encourage creative dynamics and increase social responsibility on a planetary scale returns, after the success of the first edition which brought together relevant international names.

2022-05-14

VALKYRIE WORKSHOPS IN LILLE


lille3000 returns to celebrate Utopia. The sixth edition of the artistic festival takes place between 14 May and 2 October 2022 in Lille, focusing on nature, in our relationship with the environment and in the bonds that unite the community.

2022-03-23

DONATIONS FOR THE UKRAINIAN COMMUNITY


«We are all called to defend Ukraine or do what we can to help Ukrainians in this very difficult time. Receive them in our homes or send them what they might need. Right now, Ukraine symbolizes our democracy and our freedom.» Joana Vasconcelos

 

2022-03-19

IDEAS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD


The theme for the conversation between visual artist Joana Vasconcelos, Juliet Kinsman, journalist for Condé Naste, and Roberta Medina, the businesswoman responsible for Rock in Rio, was provided by the “Ideas that change the world”, exploring new paths and critical themes for the future of tourism, culture and sustainability. 

2022-03-09

FEMALE CHALLENGES


Equality and education emerged as two strong words repeated at the gathering "Portuguese Women - Challenges for the Country", organized by Diário de Notícias and moderated by its director Rosália Amorim, to commemorate the International Women's Day.

2022-03-08

PORTUGAL POP


March brings with it the anniversary of the Barbie doll, the influential creation of Ruth Handler (Mattel) in 1959. Believing in the power of representation as a source of inspiration, today's Barbie pays tribute to the diversity of times, personalities, ages, ethnicities and professional or social backgrounds.

2021-07-16

Just Imagine People United


«The visual arts, like music, can be vehicles for peace, so it was a special experience for me to create the drawing for the cover of “Just Imagine People United”, following the invitation by Nuno Olim Marote. Just as it was a privilege to feel the harmony in the encounter with Vincent Lyn, through martial arts and meditation: to find an admirable man, available to the universe and to others. His serenity and his generosity are reflected in his music, on behalf of peace.”

2021-02-20

THE ELDERLY ARE VALUABLE


The Joana Vasconcelos Foundation is proud to support the national campaign The Elderly are Valuable, against age discrimination, promoted by the Center for Geriatric Studies of the Portuguese Society of Internal Medicine (NEGERMI).

2020-11-04

LET'S ROCK!


«Music has always been a huge part of my life. To the extent that it often finds its way into my sculptures, from the Portuguese Fado to Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night" or Bizet's "Carmen". Therefore, I'm delighted to take part in this project that brings together a social cause and the love of music», clarified Joana Vasconcelos. 

2020-10-01

ON BEHALF OF THE RED CROSS


“Flora” by Joana Vasconcelos takes part in the solidarity auction organized by ArtBid, alongside a guitar donated by Lucas Jagger, with the signature of his father, the mythical Rolling Stones’ singer. 

2020-09-23

BRANCHING OUT


“Solidary Tree”: today at 6.30 pm, at Alfândega do Porto, Antarte’s exhibition opens bringing together 15 trees intervened by 15 artists and public figures, to be auctioned to support the Northern Portugal's Maternal and Child Center. 

2020-09-21

PLEDGE TO PEACE


As the world celebrates the “International Day of Peace” we strengthen the commitment made when we signed the “Pledge to Peace”. We believe peace and culture should go hand in hand. We aim to continue to promote peace within ourselves, our team and the world around, on a daily basis, with kind thoughts and positive action. Care to join us?

2020-05-12

SOLIDARITY IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC


"Together we’re stronger". South in Action’s motto comes true everyday through a chain of volunteers which produces hospital protective material to meet the special needs of health units under pressure due to the pandemic. 

2019-09-19

The Art of Wishes 2019


Joana Vasconcelos has joined the over 20 artists that donated their works in support of the charity Make-A-Wish®, whose mission is to grant wishes to children with critical illnesses.

2019-07-08

ONE SMALL STEP | CHARITY AUCTION


Joana Vasconcelos takes part in the initiative One Small Step to raise funds in favour of MAG — Mines Advisory Group, a British NGO whose mission is to cleanse the earth from landmines and bombs from conflict areas.

2019-05-27

GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR SYRIAN STUDENTS | CHARITY AUCTION


The Global Platform for Syrian Students, non-profit organization to support Syrian students founded by former President of Portugal Jorge Sampaio, held a charity auction with works by 45 Portuguese artists.

2019-05-23

The Animal Ball Art Show 2019


Fundação Joana Vasconcelos takes part in The Animal Show 2019, a fundraising initiative by Elephant Family to support its projects on habitat conservation in Asia.

2019-02-15

Artistes à la Une: Togeth’her®


Joana Vasconcelos takes part in the exhibition Artistes à la Une, Togeth’her®, organized to support programmes promoting gender equality and female empowerment, promoted by UN Women.

2017-12-06

ART WARS USA


Joana Vasconcelos is once again taking part in Art Wars – a charitable initiative where artists are challenged to customize a Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet.

2017-10-11

DAR LUZ A ESTA CAUSA | CHARITY AUCTION


Fundação Joana Vasconcelos joined the campaign Dar Luz a Esta Causa, a charity exhibition and auction organized by CAPITI (Portuguese Association for Children Development) on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day.

2017-05-05

ILGA | Contemporary Art Charity Auction


Fundação Joana Vasconcelos is taking part in the charity auction in favour of ILGA Portugal and joins the cause for the rights of the LGBTI community.

2016-11-18

20 YEAR-BALL OF THE RED CROSS OF LOUXEMBOURG


Fundação Joana Vasconcelos contributed to the Red Cross of Luxembourg Ball through the donation of a work by Joana Vasconcelos, on the occasion of the celebration of the 20 years of the event.

2016-10-22

LE BAL DE LA RIVIERA 2016


Fundação Joana Vasconcelos participated once more in the philanthropic gala Le Bal de la Riviera, which aimed in this edition to raise awareness among governmental elites and decision makers of cancer research and treatment.

2016-06-17

Frases para Quem?


Fundação Joana Vasconcelos supported the initiative FRASES PARA QUEM?, organized by ENCONTRAR+SE, charity dedicated to the psychosocial rehabilitation of people suffering from mental illness.

2016-04-15

Fundação Joana Vasconcelos supports the campaign 'Vamos pôr o Sequeira no lugar certo!'


Fundação Joana Vasoncelos contributed to the fundraising campaign to acquire the painting Adoração dos Magos (Adoration of the Magi), 1828, by the Portuguese painter Domingos Sequeira, so it can be made available to the public through the MNAA-Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga.

2016-02-15

Todos Contra ELA - Charity campaign in favour of the Portuguese Association for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


Fundação Joana Vasconcelos joins the charity campaign Todos Contra ELA, which aims to raise funds to support the Portuguese Association for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

2015-12-14

CHARITY AUCTION FOR THE LAST NUMBER OF SWATCH LOOKSEASY


Swatch is putting up for auction the last number of the limited edition of Swatch LOOKSEASY by Joana Vasconcelos to support a charitable cause, in partnership with Fundação Joana Vasconcelos.

2015-12-03

ARTISTS’ RECIPES


Joana Vasconcelos takes part in Artists’ Recipes – a collection of the favourite recipes of more than 80 renowned contemporary artists, including Marina Abramovic and Olafur Eliasson.

2015-11-30

LE BAL DE LA RIVIERA 2015


Fundação Joana Vasconcelos joined once again the gala Le Bal de La Riviera, that welcomed celebrities, members of royal families and aristocrats for a philanthropic weekend in Estoril – the Portuguese Riviera, as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry named it.

2015-11-10

LET'S SAVE THE CONSERVATORY!


The National Conservatory Music School of Lisbon is facing severe issues with the drastic reduction of this year’s Budget and is calling for the contribution of parents, tutors and friends.

2015-05-19

AMFAR HONG KONG


Fundação Joana Vasconcelos has joined the prestigious fundraising gala of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, with the aim of gathering funds for AIDS research.

2015-05-17

Joana Vasconcelos at MGM MACAU – Orbis Fundraising Program


A fundraising program to help Orbis, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the prevention and treatment of blindness, has been launched on the occasion of the exhibition Joana Vasconcelos at MGM MACAU, which presented the monumental installation of Valkyrie Octopus at MGM’s Grande Praça, between March and October 2015.

2014-12-01

LE BAL DE LA RIVIERA 2014


Fundação Joana Vasconcelos has joined the charitable gala Le Bal de la Riviera, which took place on 27 September at Estoril Casino, Portugal.

2014-11-01

THE FABERGÉ BIG EGG HUNT


Fundação Joana Vasconcelos took part in The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, a fundraising initiative that spread out over 250 large egg sculptures through New York City’s five boroughs from 1 to 26 April.

2013-12-01

VORTEX


Fundação Joana Vasconcelos has joined the jeweller David Rosas and the charity Corações com Coroa to support a social cause.

2013-11-01

ART WARS


Joana Vasconcelos created Crochet Vader for the project Art Wars, which challenged various artists to costumize a Stormtrooper helmet, created by Andrew Ainsworth for the Star Wars movies. 

2012-11-28

100 CONTRA A SIDA


100 Contra a Sida [100 Against AIDS] gathered works by 100 artists with the aim of supporting the cause of the Portuguese League Against AIDS.

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