The Graduate Program in Social Sciences (PPGCS) of the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ) established its first international cooperation agreement with the Doctorate Program in Cultural and Social Anthropology of the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca. The first partnership of this agreement is the research that has been carried out by Stefano Fontana under double guidance of Roberto Malighetti and Patricia Reinheimer (PPGCS-UFRRJ). The theme is the relation between the artistic process and the substitutive services to the psychiatric hospitals; its empirical field is the Coexistence Center in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais.