Fundação Cidade de Guimarães is a collective body of public interest governed by private law of no prefixed duration. The organisation was created, and its articles of association approved, by the Cabinet on the 9th of July 2009, having been constituted by the Decree Law no 202/2009 of the 28th of August. It is governed, and shall be done so, by legislation applicable to Foundations of this nature.
The organisation’s main goals are:
a) The formation, planning, promotion, execution and development of the cultural programme for the Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture.
b) At the end of the event, Fundação Cidade de Guimarães may take over the management of the cultural legacy and its associated facilities, owned by the municipality of Guimarães and by others connected to the event, with a view to promoting culture, creative development, and its dissemination in all forms, as well as supporting relevant cultural training schemes thereby promoting the specialized technical expertise of agents and professionals in this area or in similar domains.