NAMI is an organization that uses
the arts to advance our rights.
NAMI works with the UN 2030 Agenda and is committed to promoting gender equality,
quality education and the reduction of inequalities.
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Welcome to the
Rede NAMI!

The NAMI Network is a non-profit organization that aims to use art as a vehicle for social transformation, we promote through our projects the rights of women, blacks, indigenous peoples, LGBTQIAP+ people and people with disabilities. The organization was created in 2010 as a result of the desire of its founder, artist Panmela Castro, to contribute to the end of violence against women and promote the role of women in the arts. NAMI carries out a groundwork, seeking to stimulate the leadership potential of groups marginalized by society in different areas, and is directly aligned with 3 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, to build a less unequal and more sustainable world.


Our Projects


The #AfroGrafiteiras group was formed in 2015 based on data and research that showed that violence and femicide rates were decreasing for white women, while they were going up for black women. With the Ford Foundation as its sponsor, AfroGrafiteiras is a training programme in urban art…

Graffiti for the End of Violence Against Women

The Graffiti for the End of Domestic Violence project is an educational and communication campaign, carried out both online and in person, aiming to spread information on the types of violence committed against women, to promote the Maria da Penha Law and its tools for protection. The project started in 2008 with the name of Grafiteiras by the Maria da Penha Law and continues until today…


The NAMI Fund welcomes requests for painting supplies, with the aim of encouraging actions based on the agenda defended by Marielle Franco, and by the UN global action plan – which brings together 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to eradicate poverty and promote a dignified life for all, within the conditions offered by our planet, and without compromising the quality of life for the next generations…

NAMI Living Museum

The NAMI Living Museum is a 1km circuit of murals in the Tavares Bastos community, where the NAMI headquarters is located. This open-air museum has a decolonial approach to art, by subverting, reconstructing, and giving rise to other forms of power and knowledge – by instigating first and foremost the artistic production of groups that are marginalized in the traditional art scene, and by promoting human rights…


#InterNAMI was created in 2010 as an idea exchange project. We invite women who are connected to NAMI to visit curators, artists, gallerists, directors, critics, and other figuresfrom the art scene in their workspaces, including museums, studios, art galleries, or cultural centres. The project seeks to encourage contact between artists and these cultural agents, in addition to offering scholarships to courses…

Contemporary Art Mentoring Group

The Contemporary Art Mentoring Group was created in 2017, and is a project focused on fostering the potential of contemporary artworks made by racialized women. During weekly meetings for two months, the group accompanied by a curator aims to promote a critical reflection of works of art, and guide the participating artists in the elaboration of a project…

“Hacking the Power”

In 2019, through its Contemporary Art Mentoring Group project, NAMI organized the “Hacking the Power” course, which during 2020 and 2021, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, became a book.


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of the NAMI Network
for women's

The donated amount is fully invested in our projects. With your donation we can invest in actions to help women, black people, indigenous peoples, LGBTQIAP+ people, and people with disabilities, fostering their artistic endeavours and their political and social leaderships. Support our cause!

As a monthly donor, you can closely follow our projects Our donors are always VIP guests at our events, as well as watching exclusive Panmela Castro stories on “Best Friends” on Instagram.

Institutional Partnership

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