Artemrede is a Portuguese cultural cooperation project operating uninterruptedly for the last 15 years. It currently gathers 16 municipalities, promoting the interaction between cities of different scales. Artemrede focuses on the specificities of the territories through its support to artistic creation, cultural programming in network, qualification, training and cultural mediation strategies. In 2015 it launched a Strategic Plan until 2020, which appointed, among 10 priorities for the network, ‘placing culture at the heart of government policies’ and ‘strengthening the bonds of culture and arts with the territory and the population’. Artemrede has been developing several artistic projects with local communities and several actions for the advocacy of culture as an important actor in the development of the territories.