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Founded 2018
Barreiro, Portugal


PADA is an artist-led, non-profit arts organisation based in Barreiro in Lisbon’s South Bay. Set in an industrial park with history dating back to 1885, PADA offer artists time and space to develop their practice through the exploration of technique and process. Bringing together like minded artists with the aim of developing a creative hub for the exchange of knowledge and skills in the fabrication and execution of art. Artists will be surrounded by history as well as contemporary craftspeople providing inspiration, material knowledge and the resources for experimentation and production. PADA’s facilities reinforce this with large studios and technical support to encourage and facilitate ambitious work.

Local Information

PADA is located in Barreiro on Lisbon's South Bay. Once a thriving industrial port, Barreiro is now steadily becoming a new creative hub in Lisbon. Barreiro is a 15 minute ferry ride across the river Tagus from Lisbon's centre.

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