The Artistic Center – A CASA AO LADO (The House next Door) - was born in 2005, in Vila Nova de Famalicão, by the trait of Joana Brito and Ricardo Miranda.
A CASA creates a unique atmosphere in the development of its teaching, experimentation and intervention skills in intergenerational action promoting knowledge and artistic awareness linked to social responsibility, focusing on different subjects and disciplines of the visual arts.
A CASA AO LADO plays an active role as a cultural enabler through the promotion and dissemination of projects and artistic activities of urban intervention. Aiming to promote initiatives in this context, it maintains protocolary collaboration with public and private entities of recognized renown.
A CASA AO LADO seeks to be involved in projects that, based on a artistic education, allow the intervention of artistic communities to be ensured, consecrating their brand and giving priority to authenticity.
In 2018 the UNESCO National Commission (CNU) and the Artistic Center - Casa ao Lado celebrated a collaboration protocol for the creation of a UNESCO Club in Vila Nova de Famalicão, specialized in the area of intervention and artistic creation.