Welcome to Young Collectors Circle Lisbon! Lisbon is one of Europe’s oldest cities, but is also a growing cosmopolitan city with a vibrant community, culture and arts scene. The magical city offers historical landmarks, art murals & graffiti, Azulejo-covered houses, avant-garde museums, and a growing art scene of galleries and districts throughout the city and across the glistering Tejo. Discover the Lisbon art scene with Young Collectors Circle Lisbon!


Our program

The Lisbon Young Collectors Circle hub offers an exciting and varied in person monthly program introducing you to the vibrant and rapidly growing and increasingly international art scene in Lisbon. Meet artists, professionals, seasoned collectors and other art lovers during our events, ranging from a peek inside artists' studios to visiting extraordinary private collections to exploring the best  galleries, art fairs, and  non-profit and institutional art spaces Lisbon has to offer. Scroll down to sign up for your first (free!) event today and follow us on Instagram to stay up to date!




Join us for the Lisbon Art Weekend and celebrate the panorama of contemporary Portuguese art, with 36 participating galleries & art spaces with more than 200 national and international artists. Throughout the weekend exhibitions, studios, performances, conversations and many other activities will be open to the public. We will be joined by Young Collectors Circle members from the Netherlands for two full days of programming.

During this weekend the Young Collectors Circle Lisbon hub will also be officially launched! 

Young Collectors Lisbon Launch
Date: Saturday, November 12
Time: Time: 10:30-12:00
Location: Casa Dell'Arte, Campo de Santa Clara 125
Please note the guest list for the launch is full.

Gallery & artist studio visits in Marvilla
Date: Saturday, November 12
Time: Time: 12.30-16.00
Starting point: Underdogs, Rua Fernando Palha 56
Costs: free
Sign up: email to let us know you're coming.

Gallery & artist residencies visit in Graça
Date: Saturday, November 12
Time: 16:30-18:30
Starting point: Galeria Foco, Rua Antero de Quental 55A
Costs: free
Sign up: email to join!

Guided tour Museum Berardo Collection 
Date: Sunday, November 13
Time: 11.00 -12.30
Location: Praça do Império, 1449-003 Lisbon
Costs: free
Sign up: email to reserve a spot!

Gallery tour in Rato and Estrela 
Date: Sunday, November 13
Time: 13:30 -15.30  
Starting point: Madragoa Gallery, R. Machadinho 41 45
Costs: free
Sign up: email to participate!



Franka Struys, Program Lead

Franka, born in the Netherlands, has a degree in economics. She started her career in the Dutch diplomatic service, until she moved to Portugal, a choice she never regretted. In Portugal, Franka founded a company in representations, but moved to the arts to challenge the non-rational part of her brain more. She completed a painting course at AR.CO and currently has an art studio in Lisbon. She exhibits regularly, solo and in group shows.


Jemi Laclé, Community Lead

Jemi, born and raised on the Dutch-Caribbean island Aruba, is an avid traveler and has a passion for the arts and design. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise working in international development, diplomacy, human-centered innovation, tech and the creative industries. She is a sustainability curator, a facilitator of key international convenings, a global connector and a passionate international partnerships and grassroots community builder. Jemi lived and worked in Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America and South America. 


Merve Pakyürek, Communications Lead

Merve, born in Istanbul, Turkey, is a cultural program specialist with more than 10 years of expertise in the creative industries and art. She worked in various public and private organizations in the arts world, e.g. the Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair and Elgiz Museum. Merve currently lives in Lisbon and is the co-founder of Lisbon Art Weekend. 

About us

Art complicated or just for the happy few? Not at all! Young Collectors Circle brings you behind the scenes of the art world and opens doors that usually remain closed. Our events are accessible for all entry levels and a little different from your usual art event: we offer not just a combination of inspirational and practical information, but also a social network of like-minded people.

Young Collectors Circle

The aim of Young Collectors Circle is to inspire a new generation of art collectors; not only to enrich their own lives, but also to sustainably support the art sector. Young Collectors Circle Lisbon is part of Young Collectors Circle, whose headquarters are based in Amsterdam. Young Collectors Circle is a non-profit community-based platform, dedicated to supporting the arts. You can find more information about Young Collectors Circle and its membership here.

Lisbon Art Weekend

Young Collectors Circle Lisbon is a collaboration with Lisbon Art Weekend. Lisbon Art Weekend is an annual non-profit event founded in 2019 with a wish to increase the visibility of Portuguese art and widen the audience. The main goal of the event is to invite art lovers from Portugal and around the world to visit Lisbon and its contemporary art scene and assist to parallel events centered around contemporary visual arts. You can find more info on the Lisbon Art Weekend here.


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