The «Bezaranha» program, an expression that in the Algarve vocabulary means “strong wind”, promises to animate, soon, the 16 municipalities in the region, from an AMAL application for European funds, with a global investment of 800 thousand euros.
The networked cultural programming initiative, which will be officially presented on Thursday, results from an application that AMAL – Intermunicipal Community of Algarve submitted to the Regional Operational Program of the Algarve (CRESC Algarve 2020), having been approved on December 30, 2020.
Promoted in partnership with the 16 municipalities in the region and the Regional Directorate for Culture, «Bezaranha» covers a range of initiatives and cultural events in all municipalities in the Algarve, thus contributing to support local artists from each municipality and also making itineraries between counties.
In addition, it also aims to enhance the territory, namely with the promotion of outdoor events, which, on the one hand, allows the events to be adapted to the conditions of the pandemic reality and, on the other, to plan the cultural activity in the monuments, in historic sites and even in unconventional places.
With this project, AMAL says, it is also intended to boost cultural tourism and attract new audiences and visitors to the region, as a contribution to tourism and combating seasonality.
“Cultural activity in the region has dropped dramatically because of Covid-19 and AMAL is now looking, on an intermunicipal scale, to support cultural dynamics in the region”, stresses the association of municipalities.
The total investment of the project, which is financed by the Operational Program CRESC Algarve 2020 and FEDER – European Regional Development Fund, is 800 thousand euros.
The program will be publicly presented, online, this Thursday, 15, at 17:00 hours.