Catarina Vaz Pinto

Former Deputy Mayor for Culture of the Lisbon City Council, Independent Arts and Culture Professional, Portugal

Deputy Mayor for Culture of Lisbon City Council 2009-2021, she is graduated in Law by Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portuguese Catholic University), Lisbon; Post-Graduate in European Studies, College of Europe, Bruges; Cultural Manager and independent consultant for arts and culture  (2005-2009/2022-). Member of the European Cultural Foundation Supervisory Board (2021-), Executive Manager of the Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Program / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2003 – 2007); Consultant for Quaternaire Portugal SA, for the area of projects and cultural policies (2001-2005); executive Manager and teacher: Post-Graduation in “Cities Cultural Management” - Institute for the Development of Business Management – INDEG/ISCTE (2001-2004) and co-founder of the Cultural Dance Association “Forum Dança”, of which she was Executive Manager (1991 – 1995). She was State Secretary for Culture (1997 – 2000) and assistant to the Minister of Culture (1995 – 1997).