Excellence, Inclusion and Intervention in Music is an AHRC funded Research Network partnership between the Royal College of Music and York St John University. As a musicologist he’s the creator of a number of studies on the History of Portuguese Music, two of which received the Musical Prize of the Portuguese Music Council (1984,1992), as well as a lot of scientific articles printed in magazines and specialised collective works, both Portuguese and International.
In 2011, Viegas co-founded Ao Sul do Mundo CRL, a production, management and booking cooperative that manages artists like Selma Uamusse, Lula Pena, Rocky Marsiano, and Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble (L.U.M.E.), and is answerable for the international booking of Throes + The Shine and MEDEIROS/LUCAS.
In 2016, Ivan Santos was invited to integrate the Basic Path of the Arts and the Inventive Industries, giving technical help to the Cape Verdean Ministry of Tradition and defining goals, priorities and policies in cultural, inventive and creative industries discipline.
At the moment, she has eleven award-winning CD’s and gives stay concert events for all ages (solo or with her Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta band); in service workshops for educators; songwriting, motion and instrument-making workshops for kids ages Okay-5; and enjoyable educational concerts targeted to folks of infants and toddlers.
One other fund, the Music Recording Scheme, which provided finances for recorded music, was suspended in 2013 after questions have been raised by this author and others across the scheme’s transparency, a panel conflict of curiosity and a notion of bias towards sure genres.