The General Directorate of Arts (DGArtes) coordinate the policies of support for the arts in the fields of architecture, digital arts, visual arts, artistic crosses, dance, design, photography, music and theater. Its main objectives are:
Supporting cultural operators through Programs to Support Arts;
Encourage the internationalization of art and Portuguese artists;
Promote international cultural exchange through institutional partnerships;
Promote the creation and experimentation in the arts, as well as the formation of new audiences.