AURA is about the Art of Light on Sintra village. Light as a matter, a medium and a metaphor is associated to the ancestral fascination that Sintra exercises over who chooses it by destiny or circumstance. Artistic events in symbolic places transfigure the night and the memories, creating a Path of Light in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra.
Aura presents an international program that reflects the importance of Sintra heritage and its ancestral attractiveness, interactive video projection, real-time creation and on-site light sculptures (see Theme 2019).
Between the sharing of international experiences, the realization of projects with Sintra community and intervention good practices in public space and cultural heritage, AURA creates a field of action, a language and a community of artists, thinkers and friends all over the world.
Aura is the perfect mixture of passion for searching, balance of resources, sustainability of landscape impact and inclusion of local cultural heritage (material and imaterial) in artistic creation and practice.
AURA was awarded the "remarkable festival" label 2017-2018 and 2019-2020 by the european association EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) because of its artistic commitment, innovative approach, community involvement, european and international commitment.