¿What is AC/E?
¿What is AC/E?


The main purpose of the Mobility Grants is to support the capacity of the culture sector and its creative industries to operate internationally, promoting the circulation and mobility of works, productions, artists, creators, agents and culture and creative professionals. Grants can be applied for exclusively by foreign cultural organisations and institutions between 1 to 31 March 2017.


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Málaga Festival. Films in Spanish 2017
Málaga, 17.03.2017 - 26.03.2017

​AC/E is supporting the participation of international influencers in the film sector to enable them to gain first-hand knowledge of the latest Spanish film projects and help create cultural exchange networks. Málaga Festival was established in 1998 and sets out to fulfil a number of objectives every year, such as to encourage the dissemination and promotion of Spanish films and to become a national and international point of reference in the film world.

Crown shyness
Lorraine, 17.03.2017 - 04.06.2017

This group exhibition, based poetically on a botanical phenomenon, brings together artistic practices that promote or give visibility to new possible scenarios for living together in the world. It is the result of the prize for young curators organised jointly by MARCO Vigo, FRAC Lorraine and SFKM Førde, the 7th edition of which was awarded to the project of curator Beatriz Alonso. AC/E is supporting the participation of the Spanish artists invited to take part in Beatriz Alonso’s exhibition: Lara Almarcegui, Marta Fernández Calvo, Dora García and Alex Reynolds.

Barbieri. Music, Fire and Diamonds
Madrid, 23.02.2017 - 28.05.2017

The exhibition surveys the life of this great composer as a reflection of the twentieth century. Five sections analyse his work as a lyrical composer and his major research into the history of music: The man; The struggle for a Spanish lyric theatre; The height of creativity; The activist, agent and ideologist; and Barbieri and the Biblioteca Nacional de España.

Talaiotic Architecture. The Prehistory of Menorca
Ibiza, 03.02.2017 - 03.05.2017

This travelling exhibition is designed to promote knowledge of the rich cultural heritage associated with Menorca’s prehistory. Featuring original pieces, photos and audiovisual material, it explores the archaeological landscapes of Menorca, from the monumentality of the Chalcolithic to the Bronze and Iron ages.
>See photographs

Granados, from Paris to Goya
Lérida, 19.01.2017 - 30.04.2017

The exhibition, curated by Joaquim Rabaseda, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the composer and pianist Enric Granados (Lleida, 1867 - Canal de la Mancha, 1916) through the musician's life and work, from the capital of France as a young scholar to the last compositions inspired by Goya. The focus of the exhibition reinforces the need to overcome a consolidated discourse that reduces Granados to a brilliant pianist and to the founder of a school of interpretation.

Charles III and the Dissemination of Antiquity
Madrid, 14.12.2016 - 31.03.2017

Virtual reality and 3D technology to enable the visitor's to  view simultaneously its three different venues in Naples, Mexico DF and Madrid. With the aid of the most advanced digital technology, it shows the highly significant role played by Charles III in disseminating the heritage of Herculaneum, Pompeii and Stabiae, as it was he who, as king of Naples, gave orders for the excavations at one of the most important historic sites ever discovered.  >See video of the VR

The Art of knowing how to see. Manuel Bartolomé Cossío, the Institución Libre de Enseñanza and El Greco
Madrid, 29.11.2016 - 23.04.2017

Manuel Bartolomé Cossío (1857–1935) was a Spanish Krausist educator and art historian. This exhibition is designed as a continuation of the one devoted to the centenary of the death of Francisco Giner de los Ríos, which ran from December 2015 to May 2016 and enjoyed great success with general public and critics alike. The layout explores other aspects of the ILE’s modernising project, providing further information on the areas examined and the main people involved. 

Charles III: International and Scientific Projection in a Kingdom of Enlightment
Madrid, Dic 2016 - Mar 2017

To mark the 3rd centenary of the birth of Charles III (1716–1788), AC/E, in collaboration with the Museo Arqueológico Nacional, is organising this exhibition which sets out to analyse cultural, scientific and political aspects of his reign. The show brings together nearly 150 very important pieces from this period of history together with others that are less known or have never before displayed but are highly significant from an art-historical and scientific viewpoint.  #MANCarlosIII
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>Virtual tour 360

4th Centenary of Cervantes
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Antwerp, 17.02.2017 - 04.06.2017

Braakland is an open festival on photography organized by FOMU that prioritizes the dialogue between artists and the public. FOMU programs a range of activities alongside the work of talented photographers from Belgium and abroad. Within the framework of Braakland (An Open Festival for Photography), the FOMU hosts a participative exhibition project introducing the emerging Spanish photography scene.

Daniela Ortiz: ABC of Racist Europe
Middlesbrough, 04.03.2017 - 04.06.2017

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art is a museum in England pursuing a civic agenda, aiming to have a social function and to repurpose art as a tool. It works with artists who explore use value, activism, community building, and citizenry. This exhibiton with Barcelona-based artist Daniela Ortiz includes new works, commissioned or produced for the occasion. Daniela Ortiz addresses in her exhibition nationality, colonialism, race and class to look at the politics of citizenship.

Ángel Calvo Ulloa at the Residencia Paulo Reis de Ateliê Fidalga 2017
Sao Paulo, 01.03.2017 - 31.03.2017

The Residência Paulo Reis de Ateliê Fidalga seeks to forge ties between Spain, Portugal and Brazil, in the say way that the curator Paulo Reis (1960‒2011) did during his career. These links are established through knowledge of the local art scene, public presentations of the Spanish context, in this case given by the guest curator, and the forging of two-way long-distance relationships between artists, curators and other agents of these countries.

II Electroacoustic Artists at The Graduate Center
NewYork, 16.03.2017 - 16.03.2017

The meeting of electroacoustic artists at the Graduate Center of NY aims to promote and disseminate electroacoustic music and sound art by foreign creators in the New York circuit, by organizing concerts in which artists from other countries collaborate with other American artists.

Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World
London, 24.11.2016 - 23.04.2017

'Fear and Love: Reactions to a complex world' is an exhibition of the new Design Museum in London. It consists of a series of eleven major new commissions by some of the most innovative practitioners in design and architecture. Each commission is intended to be a powerful statement about the potential of design today. The practitioners include the Spanish –with the support of AC/E– Andrés Jaque and Ana López.

LEO,LEO 2017. Care Santos
Liubliana, 06.03.2017 - 27.03.2017

The LEO, LEO Reading Animation Project is organized by the Malinc publishing house. Its main goal is to create a multicultural platform in which Slovene children aged 3 to 10 years without knowledge of Spanish are encouraged to read Spanish and Spanish-speaking authors in a playful way. For this fifth edition of LEO, LEO, AC/E supports the visit of Care Santos, who has published with Malenc two books translated into Slovenian.

Don Quixotes around the world
Melilla, 19.12.2016 - 30.04.2017

Quijotes por el mundo (Don Quixotes around the world) shows the rich holdings of the Instituto Cervantes’s network of libraries and, at the same time, pays tribute to the hundreds of translators of Cervantes’s work who, over a period of 400 years, have made it possible to disseminate Cervantes and his texts worldwide. Don Quixote, as is often repeated, is the most widely translated work after the Bible.

Resistencia blandengue o prácticas pellejiles
Panama City, 19.03.2017 - 26.03.2017

This activity, run by the firm of architects Langarita-Navarro in collaboration with Jerónimo Hagerman, involves research, cataloguing, and presentations and discussions with the local community of artists, curators and architects on the rapidly degrading architecture (organic-unstable) currently in use in social town planning in Panama City and is based on the categories established by Langarita-Navarro in their doctoral thesis "Territorios de excepción. 

About Barbieri's exhibition

The exhibition is a tribute to Francisco Asenjo Barbieri. Through more than 250 pieces, it reconstructs the rich life and work of Barbieri, who was, as he narrated, "a medical student, apprentice engineer, conservatory student, showgirl, parachutist, conductor , director of a high school, secretary of another, military musician, national militiaman, businessman, journalist, bibliophile, composer and constant adorer of the beautiful sex".

Video about AC/E's Programme for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture

In this video, the protagonists  –artists and creators–  give the keys to understand the main role played by AC/E's Programme for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture to promote internationally the Spanish cultural sector.

Concert for the European Day of Ancient Music at the Royal Chapel in the Palace of Aranjuez

This concert was recorded in the Royal Chapel of the Palace of Aranjuez on the afternoon of Monday, March 20 in the European Day of Ancient Music. Meeting fourteen Spanish artists in a program of music composed by Spanish musicians and some of the Italians who settled in Madrid and lived long seasons in Aranjuez in the service of the kings of Spain as Domenico Scarlatti or Domingo Porretti.

Virtual Tour
Visit 360 of the exhibition about Charles III in the MAN

This virtual tour goes through the halls of the National Archaeological Museum of Spain to present through more than a hundred works, some of the main aspects of the life and legacy of Charles III, a substantial king to the history of Spain, and the time he lived.

Carlos III. Proyección cultural y científica de un reino ilustrado (ebook)
El Capitán Trueno. Tras los pasos del héroe (eBook)
El último viaje de la Fragata Mercedes (eBook)
The face of Literature (eBook)