Founded on April 11, 2011, the ARTE INSTITUTE is a non-profit organization that promotes and showcases the artistic culture of Portugal. It is a space that offers a creative environment for Portuguese artists in the fields of art, literature, music, dance and film.

The ARTE INSTITUTE provides an intercultural space of inspiration and is a catalyst for innovative artistic dialogue between the various communities of New York and Portuguese artists. This environment favors a single exchange of views between traditional and non-traditional, since art can overcome audiences of different cultures.