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The City Hall of Sintra and the Chão de Oliva-Centro de Difusion Cultural in Sintra promote and biennially perform the Prize National of Arts Maria João Fontaínhas, whose aim is to publicize and prestigious the arts of the spectacle in Portugal and the emergence of new creators aimed at galardoning a project for a spectacle of theatre, dance, puppetry, music or transversal to these areas.

In 2022 we are pleased to promote and carry out its present edition, convinced that it is an award that promotes Sintra as a place of culture and promotes artistic creation in its different expressions..


With the applications taking place until June 30 of the current year, sets the same a monetary prize worth 5,000 and may the award Regulation be consulted through the page https: //



We inform you that for any further clarification you can contact the DPA-Department of Culture and Heritage, through the phones 21923 61 07 / 2 or from the email


National Spectacle Arts Award Maria João Fontaínhas 2022