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The “QUE CLASSE” project prioritises the intersection between disciplines and the collaborative participation of several artistic actors, in order to carry out a sociological research work to analyse the prevailing social inequalities among profissional visual artists in Portugal. The aim is to collect data in order to assess the real extent of a phenomenon that, empirically and by common sense, the artistic world tends to acknowledge: the social fabric of the visual arts is marked by significant inequalities, and a large proportion of creators with institutional representation come from privileged backgrounds. The study will take an intersectional approach to social inequalities among artists, exploring the links between social class and dimensions such as gender and racial/ethnic belonging, and the impact of these identities on the lives and success of those pursuing careers in the visual arts.

Target population: artistic class in general and, in particular, those who develop their activities in the field of visual arts; arts patrons and policy makers.

Timetable: December 2022-2024

Team Members
Proponent institution: Calote Esférica – Cultural Association
Partner institution: Institute of Sociology of the University of (IS-UP)
Entidade de Financiamento
Direção-Geral das Artes
Global Amount:
2500.00 €
Start Year


Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Via Panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 Porto, Portugal

Phone: +351 226 077 132


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Ref. UIDP/00727/2020

Ref. UIDB/00727/2020