Teatro Metaphora is a non-profit association whose purpose is to organize cultural and educational activities for the benefit of the community’s development. Our objectives are to develop the social and personal competencies of children, youth, and adults through non-formal education principles.

In 2019, we were recognized by European Commission winning “The European Sustainability Award”. This award had no monetary prize.

GREEN STEPS – is a long-term environmental-artistic project in which the community, especially youth are activated towards environmental protection in an innovative and creative way by collecting urban waste and transforming it into art pieces. 

Brussels, 08/04/2019 Sustainable Europe 2030
Pix: Stefano Manservisi Credit: Eric Vidal / EC
Gulbenkian Sustainability Prize 2019
© Márcia Lessa

In the same year, we received from the hands of the President of the Republic of Portugal a national award, the Gulbenkian Prize for Sustainability, for being considered a reference as a youth organization that promotes ecological behaviours and raises awareness for sustainable development.

2019 Gulbenkian Prizes winners

The Green Steps installations have already been exhibited in mainland Portugal and abroad: e.g. the Amsterdam Light Festival 2018-2019.

Green Steps – SALTO Awards 2021 winner in the Environment & Climate Action nomination

In February 2023 Sociedade Ponto Verde granted us “Junta-te ao Gervásio” 1st prize in “Proximity Entities” category.
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In October 2023, TEATRO METAPHORA was selected as a recipient in the 2023 edition of the Creative Tools for Social Change program by the Moleskine Foundation. We received 1000 notebooks from the Limited Editions Collection to support our vision of how creativity can change the world.

Read more: Moleskine Foundation – Creative Tools For Social Change

On 15 November 2023 we received two international awards. 

Teatro Metaphora president, José Rodrigues won the Marsh Award for Excellence in Visual Arts Engagement (International).

The annual awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working in learning, participation and engagement within visual arts contexts in the UK and internationally.

On the same day, we received Emperor-Maximilian-Prize 2023.
The Emperor-Maximilian-Prize of the Region of the Tyrol and the City of Innsbruck honours and supports European togetherness and offers incentives for further concepts.

The prize consists of a certificate, a medal (1509 Emperor Maximilian I medallion) and a cash prize in the amount of € 10,000. 

We endorse the Basque Declaration.

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