CAIS Sphera



Combining knowledge with knowing how to do, knowing how to be, knowing how to occupy, knowing how to enjoy and knowing how to monetize for well-being, stimulating the creation of transversal networks that pass through the
aesthetics, through art and artistic creation in a territorial perspective that promotes the economy of communities through cultural and heritage education.

Thematic Lines

  • Sustainable use of heritage;
  • Valuing cultural and natural heritage;
  • Innovation and creative entrepreneurship;
  • HR training in the area of ​​Heritage, Art and Culture.

Strategic Partners

Regional Directorate for Culture of Alentejo, Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, CIMAC, Évora City Council, Municipal Council of
Elvas,, Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, Centro Ciência Viva de Estremoz, CCDR (Algarve, Alentejo, Lisbon).


Headquarters at the Monastery of São Bento de Cástris (Évora). Territorial dimension: Mértola Hub (Mertola Archaeological Field), Ourique Hub (Caetano de Mello Beirão Archeology Center), Hub
da Trafaria (NOVA IAT) and Faro Pole
(Center for Research in Arts and