At work for over 50 years, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation stands out as one of the most important of European foundations undertaking a vast range of activities both in Portugal and internationally and ranging from implementing its own projects, in partnership with other entities, or through the awarding of grants and subsidies. The Foundation runs delegations in Paris and London, the cities in which Calouste Gulbenkian lived.
At its Lisbon headquarters, the Foundation not only provides a Museum, a Modern Art Centre and an Art Library but also runs an Orchestra and Choir that perform throughout the year within the scope of its international music season. The Foundation also hosts exhibitions, both individual and collective, stages international conferences, colloquiums and courses as well as organising an extensive range of educational programs and activities for both children and adults. Furthermore, subsidies and grants are awarded for education and training in both Portugal and internationally in addition to supporting scientific, educational and artistic programs and projects. The Foundation also engages in an intense publishing program, especially in terms of the publication of university manuals while also fostering and supporting development aid projects with Portuguese speaking African countries and East Timor, in addition to enhancing Portuguese culture internationally and implementing a preservation program caring for testimonies to the Portuguese historical legacy worldwide. In parallel to these activities in Portugal and worldwide, the Foundation also runs a program of activities in support of the Armenian Diaspora and promoting their language and culture.
How to get to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation?
Address: Avenida Berna 45, 1067-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Phone: +351 217 823 000
You may get to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation by:
- Metro: S. Sebastião (blue and red lines)
- Bus: 716, 718, 726, 742, 746, 756 (these are the buses from CARRIS that stop close to the venue of the Seminar)