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What We Are

IMBAS is a cultural cooperative geared towards making a community centred around the arts in the Cascais-Lisbon area. We were founded in 2018 by Erica Mulcahy, who envisioned creating a space for art and culture within Portugal. We currently have three different creative facets: music, art, and yoga. Within these three areas we aim to achieve multigenerational passion for the arts in people of all abilities, ages, and cultures. Our overall mission is to inspire our students towards creativity and personal development.


We call our collective “IMBAS”, an ancient Irish word that means "inspiration,” because sparking creativity is at the core of our work. IMBAS offers students of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds a place to discover life through artistic expression. Across mediums - visual art, musical performance, body connection - we hold space for cultivating growth. IMBAS invites the community to come together in fostering the talent of our neighbors. 



Our Space

Located in Cascais the space is designed to inspire. In a villa tucked away in the neighborhood of Cobre, we have designed an open and light space for our students to feel comfortable fostering their talent. The building holds space for a yoga studio, art studio, and multiple music rooms for both private and group lessons.

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