The concept

Teatro Metaphora – Associação de Amigos das Artes is a non-profit association, which was founded in 2009 on Madeira island, Portugal. Since then, the organization develops cultural, educational, and environmental activities for the benefit of the community’s development. The organization’s activities are an essential part of the overall strategy for Madeira to be a creative community, and the organization itself a meeting point for innovation and change, aimed at strengthening the excellence of our island.

Organization´s main actions can be grouped into three distinctive segments:

– producing, promoting, and participating in cultural activities of various artistic disciplines, contributing thereby to the development and dissemination of cultural heritage;
– organizing national and international projects, seminars and training, under local, national, and European programs (Erasmus+);
– developing a wide range of activities and workshops related to environmental sustainability, natural heritage, recycling, climate-changing, environmental best practices topics. 

Teatro Metaphora mission is:

– to help people to gain social and personal competencies – to give opportunity for the local community to discover their creative talents thereby contributing to community development by promoting human and family values, tolerance, leadership, inclusion, respect for human rights, and social awareness;
– to contribute to an artistic and cultural program aimed at enhancing the quality of life of the community;
– to raises awareness about environmental problems and climate change, an innovative and creative way, and motivate people to consume wiser and responsibly.

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