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Speaker | HE Dr. Jorge Barreto Xavier
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New York 2014 ISPA Congress

New York 2014

HE Jorge Barreto Xavier, speaker (Session 6  | Re-Thinking Creative Partnerships) at the New York 2014 ISPA Congress, January 14-16, 2014, Imagining a New Economy for the Arts. View the full Schedule of Events.

HE Dr. Jorge Barreto XavierHE Dr. Jorge Barreto Xavier | Speaker
Secretary of State for Culture of the Portuguese Government

Jorge Barreto Xavier was born in Goa, India, in 1965.

In 1986, while studying Law in Lisbon, he founded the Portuguese Club of Arts and Ideas, which became the largest Portuguese nonprofit supporting young artists, spawning numerous programs, including the Young Artists Competition (1990-2012).

In 1992, he created the Paideia program – art in secondary schools – which ran throughout the country until 1997.

In 1998 he created the Lugar Comum, Center for Art Experimentation in Oeiras, which he managed until 2003.

In 2003 he was elected Deputy Mayor for Culture, Youth, and Consumer Protection of Oeiras. During this period, he also coordinated the Portuguese Government’s working group for Education and Culture.

From 2006 to 2008 he coordinated the Rehabilitation through Art Project for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

From 2008 to 2010 he was the Director-General of the Arts at the Ministry of Culture.

In 2011 he started collaborating with the High Commissioner for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue and became guest professor at ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, teaching Public Policy for Culture and Creative Industries Management.

In October 2012 he became the Secretary of State for Culture of the Portuguese Government.

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