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Among the vast cultural production, the following projects stand out: Bridging Musical Heritage (funded by the European Commission / Creative Europe 2022-2024); Concerto Pela Paz (Coliseu Porto Ageas, April 2022); Festival Província Sonora (Zero Edition, August 2022); International Clarinet Studio (Matosinhos, 2021 and 2022); Podcast Efeitos Colaterartes (2021 and 2022); Susana um dia (O Bando de Surunyo, 2022); Temporada Artway 2021/2022 (Institutional Support Ministry of Culture); Showcase @ ESMAE (Porto 2021) and Showcase@Fundão (Fundão 2022); Viajando e rindo com Mozart (Casa da Música, 2018 / Loures, 2019); Suggia e Casals - a paixão e a música (Casa da Música, 2016); Europe's Day Concert (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisbon 2013); Poem Bar, with Alexandre Borges and João Vasco (2014); Caixa de Brinquedos (Festival Internacional de Música de Espinho, 2013; Centro Cultural da Malaposta, 2015); Severa, O fado de um fado (2013); Mozart Concert Arias - Un moto di Gioia, by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/CNB at Teatro Municipal Rivoli (Porto, 2014); O Poeta dos Sons (CCB, 2013 / Casa da Música, 2017); Inside Music Machine (ESMAE - FEUP - FMDUP, between 2011 and 2013).


With regular collaborations with the most prominent national cultural institutions (CCB, Casa da Música, Metropolitana, EGEAC, Culturgest, among others), Artway has been involved in commissioning several projects from Portuguese composers, as well as in the important recording of this heritage in phonographic editions that have become a reference, through its Artway Records and Next label. In this area, with a catalog of more than a dozen titles, an exponential growth of new editions for 2022/2023 is expected, which will provide a significant expansion of the national repertoires record (with a considerable amount of first recordings of unpublished repertoire) of the artists active in our country, which is revealed as a fundamental material and immaterial heritage to preserve the current cultural production for the present and the future.


Artway's work has regularly been echoed in the most important Portuguese media, such as Antena 2 and newspapers Público, Expresso, Jornal de Letras, SIC and RTP TVs, but also in the international context, notably in reference communication spaces such as Radio France, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone Magazine, Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln (WDR), among many others.


In terms of training, Artway has created pedagogical activities such as the Career Management Workshops. These activities were reinforced with the opening, in 2020, of the Artway Showcase platform, which houses emerging projects and artists, and which would trigger the event "Showcase @", an itinerant exhibition of young artists.


Vanessa Pires

Vanessa Pires, b. 1980, graduated in music (cello) from ESMAE and has a master degree in business management and cultural institutions from the University of Barcelona. Since the European Capital of Culture Porto 2001, Vanessa has been part of several musical and record projects at Casa da Música where she is currently a member of the Baroque Orchestra. She is the director of Artway, a cultural management and artistic projects company, based in Porto, of which she was co-founder in 2011. She joined the European Association of Artistic Agents representing Portugal, for the first time since its creation in 1947. She has produced numerous projects of which “Archipelago” (Luís Tinoco/Drumming GP/Odradek) stands out as winner of the Portuguese Play Award for best classical music album in 2019. The work Vanessa has developed in close partnership with artists, technicians, programmers, concert halls, festivals, among others, gives her a unique and comprehensive understanding of the Portuguese and European music scene, creating a dynamic movement for internationalisation of Portuguese musicians and projects, while actively contributing to the development of the artistic and cultural fabric in Portugal. Vanessa is involved on several public Portuguese and European funding projects such as "Bridging Musical Heritage" and "Portuguese Musical Heritage: creation and sound recreation".  She is executive director of “International Clarinet Studio”, “Província Sonora” and “Showcase @“ and the artistic manager of "Temporada Darcos". Vanessa is founder of the Portuguese Association "Amigos da Música"Since 2018, teaches "Artistic Career Management" at ESMAE. Vanessa has played an important role in encouraging young musicians and, in 2020, created the platform for young artists and emerging projects “Artway Showcase", while gives regular training in areas of cultural and artistic production and management. 


Director of Artway

©Patrícia Silveira

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