who we are

our mission

friends in the arts is reinventing the approach to discover job opportunities in the art world, going beyond the traditional catalog paradigm to showcase curated placements through a digital platform and strategic partnerships.

where we are

our theory

in a world of 7.7 billion people, there is a theory going around saying we are all connected by 6 degrees of separation. this means you are just 6 friends away from any other friend in the planet. well, your friends in the arts are right here. all around the world. online.

what is our value

our identity

in an age where online is the norm, many look for an easy way to succeed in finding a job placement in the arts. that is why there is immense value in having friends on your side who know exactly how to navigate the art job industry.

why we are here

our value

designed to help friends in the art world, fita is the preferred platform between the talented friends and the friends trying to find talent.

who works here

our team

francisca gigante is fita’s founder, ceo and front runner who is in the lookout for job placements in the art world. bitten by the art bug, she is an independent curator and cultural programmer, who has been working between venice and lisbon for non-profit art organizations.

francisco teles da gama is fita’s magazine editor-in-chief. he is committed to explore the best being produced around the globe and select the most impressive analysis of contemporary art forms in our bi-annual international editorial publication.

madalena corrêa mendes is fita’s artist and graphic designer, whose works you can easily identify in white: both the job catalog images and the venetian doors are part of madalena’s ongoing research exploring the relationship between the body and the wall structures in venice.

matilde gigante is fita’s legal counsel providing advice and guidance. she assists in the practicality of the everyday life business in terms of the correct information presented on legal documents, legal terms and privacy policy.

francisca nunes is fita’s magazine designer developing the relationship between the reader and visuals. she considers the message fita wants to communicate, illustrates ideas and strategically engages art forms with life.

diana maria d’orey is fita’s magazine typography designer working with typologies of writing images to make the communication material coherent and visually appealing in all pages: layout, grid and colour scheme.

ricardo gonçalves is fita’s magazine journalist working within the editorial team to write about the most impressive features in the art world and select the most interesting analysis of contemporary art around the globe.

catarina neves is fita’s research and development member helping in the lookout of opportunities in the arts and providing essential information and ideas that support strategic partnerships decision-making.

shifter x is a team of web developers, content specialists, focused on quality and with a strong experimental side. they placed the talent of shifter and a network of freelancers of their trust at the disposal of fita, helping us to communicate in new digital media. they advise, create and manage web solutions tailored to our needs.

FITA magazine

volume II: out in october 2021

FITA magazine is an international published art magazine that communicates artistic research from all disciplines. submit your proposal at magazine@friendsinthearts.net.

you can acquire fita magazine here or find your copy in lisbon at abanca31 in alvalade, livraria snob in rato, snob in brotéria in bairro alto, livraria ferin in chiado, livraria ler devagar in lxfactory, livraria da travessa in principe real, hangar design store in centro cultural de belém, as well as in porto, madrid, venice and london.

contact us

anywhere anytime

friends in the arts is always on the look out for new collaborations and exciting initiatives that weave the digital realm within the art world. if you happen to have a proposal do get in touch with us via email, we would love to hear from you. email us at info@friendsinthearts.net.