ESAP-Escola Superior Artística do Porto has an institutional affiliation with the Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Artístico do Porto (CESAP),a public non-profit entity, established in May 1982 and legalized by public deed in the Diário da República no. 202 , III series, of 1 September 1982, with operating authorization granted by Order 129 / MEC / 86 of 28 June.
The location in the historic center of Porto - a world heritage site - corresponds to a strategic option that has contributed to a significant interaction with the local community and the urban environment in which it is inserted. ESAP is one of the associate school of UNESCO and has established various national and international protocols with universities and other institutions of artistic and cultural nature.
The teachings here practiced are the various media that configure contemporary artistic and architectural production. Through an interdisciplinary practice, students construct their referential field, as a space of confrontation, in which different experiences and multiple theoretical-practical perspectives intersect.
ESAP is a space for encouraging the research and meetings between artists, theoreticians, researchers, curators or other professionals, national and international, both inside and outside the institution. The place that ESAP occupies in the territory of the arts and architecture is manifested in the growing recognition of its partners.
It is in this collective construction that we continue to believe.