The Association

OUT.RA is a non-profit and non-partisan cultural association founded in January 2009, following previous programming projects carried out under the Searching Records label. We celebrate music that seeks to transcend genres and styles, presenting live shows, movie screenings, workshops and residencies.

We celebrate music that seeks to transcend genres and styles, presenting live shows, movie screenings, workshops and residencies.

We operate from our main office in Barreiro (Lisbon South Bay), once Portugal's main industry and railway hub and a city of unmatched identity, to which OUT.RA strives to contribute, whether through the event programming itself or through the temporary venues it seeks to open up to the city, preserving Barreiro’s memory and spaces of heritage value widely unknown to audiences at large.

OUT.RA is also the producer behind OUT.FEST – Barreiro International Exploratory Music Festival, happening each year since 2004.