ARTE.M is a non-profit cultural and artistic association located in Funchal

on the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira.

We are dedicated to the promotion of culture & cultural education, artistic expression and raising awareness of the richness of Madeira history and undiscovered arts. Our mission is creating the conditions for the harmonious development of personality, well-being, self-expression, lifelong learning, and continuous improvement.

We strive to become a catalyst for cultural processes and be an educational resource for the broader audiences not only on Madeira but internationally as well. ARTE.M aims to elevate the social culture of Madeira through thought-provoking art experiences that stimulate intellectual exploration, curiosity, and independent thought.

Among such experiences we host workshops and lectures by local and international artists, open discussions and social projects, volunteer projects and that is just the beginning of our story. As a group of enthusiasts, we’ve been working on artistic and educational projects since 2015, and the non-profit association under the name ARTE.M was formed in 2018. We cooperate with various cultural institutions and governmental initiatives in Madeira, and our greatest supporter is Art Center Caravel in Funchal, where we are based.

we are

  • Serving the arts of Madeira and Portugal, providing a variety of opportunities to create, present and develop

  • Developing volunteer campaigns with the aim to provide the space for the harmonious development & exchange of young people, improving their skills related to working in artistic areas and thus, VERY IMPORTANTLY, improving their employability


  • Educationally supporting both the artists and the art researchers, providing tools and techniques for discovering the latest tendencies, supporting the practice of discovering local art


  • Creating the artistic bridge between the island of Madeira and other parts of the world through establishing connections with artistic entities who share our values


  • Participating in the cultural development provided by the public authorities, charity projects, expanding the cultural heritage and development of Madeira