APECV is an association of professionals in visual art education affiliated in the International Society for Education Through Art ( InSEA) and Ibero American Network of Art Education .
At a national and international level APECV promotes activities in formal and informal educational settings such as schools, museums and cultural centres for children, young people and adults such as visual arts contests, seminars, exhibitions and workshops). APECV main activities are specially directed to art teachers, e.g. organisation of conferences, symposiums, congresses, courses and workshops for teachers. APECV also encourages teachers to make international interchange projects promoting diversity and cultural awareness. APECV has an in-service teacher training centre (Centro de Formacao de Professores Almada Negreiros CFAN) certificated by the Portuguese Center for Teachers Professional Development offering in-service art teachers courses for all the regions of Portugal. The association has a network with possibilities to disseminate information , products and results through conferences, seminaries, congresses; webpage and the journals of art education ‘Imaginar’ (3 issues per year) and Invisibilidades (academic peer review, 2 issues per year). APECV has the support of the Portuguese Ministry of Education.