Casa das Caldeiras Cultural Association

Name of Residency: Obras em Construção I Ongoing Artwork Projects

Casa das Caldeiras Cultural Association is grounded on Heritage Promotion and Cultural Development. In order to carry out such work, a work-plan has been elaborated for its development. It started on January 2008 with a dynamic project of artistic and cultural action, as a unique space opened to the contemporary research in the field of the arts and society.

The project has already multiplied during the following years, reverberating its cultural and social actions, putting efforts on transformations regarding Cultural Inclusion and Artistic Production in Brazil.

Casa das Caldeiras Cultural Association develops all its projects crossing the themes: ART – TERRITORY &ndash HERITAGE.

The program consists of Artists’ Residences, by means of logistic, administrative and project structuring follow-up, fomenting a context for knowledge, methods and impressions exchange between the residents.

For this year Ongoing Artwork Projects’ selection we would like to invite the artists to think at their proposals about other possibilities that the project and the research could bring to Casa das Caldeiras’ life, so that they reflect on counterpart opportunities suggesting training, strengthening of social actions against vulnerability territories, transmission of knowledge to young people, sharing of processes that inspire and collaborating on meetings for better coexistence and even better could traduce on a public formation. We will be happy to receive sensible ideas that promotes social transformation in all its possible aspects. through artistic experience.

Residency Programme since: 2002
Description of Organisation:

CASA DAS CALDEIRAS

A SPACE FOR ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL DYNAMICS

A building constructed in the 1920&rsquos to generate energy for the whole of the Matarazzo Industrial Complex.

Today, the Casa das Caldeiras Cultural Association, redeems its original function as it generates energy for the arts and civil society. A center for the energetic fusion of artistic, social and cultural dynamics, a fertile site for artists, researchers, public or private institutions and society as a whole, produces new perspectives for cultural work and development in Brazil.

Casa das Caldeiras Cultural Association develops its projects in partnership with public and private institutions, political international and consular instances, networking and cooperating with other spaces abroad.

Casa das Caldeiras Cultural Association – ACCC

Casa das Caldeiras has been working with in-site cultural actions for more than seven years. This work began with a call for artists and audiences passionate about the place. The site is a – fully restored – piece of the manufacturing industries&rsquo heritage and carries within itself the memory of the city.

Between the years of 2002 and 2006, projects of artistic experimentation with the site&rsquos space were developed, involving performance, drama, the visual arts and circus. Courses and cultural discussions were some of the activities promoted, among others carried out in the historical and unusual context offered by the building.

At the beginning of 2006, Karina Saccomanno Ferreira, Casa das Caldeiras&rsquo owner, and Joel Borges, director of the French Association IXKIZIT , associated to develop ACCC . Its juridical structure was formalized in the same year, with aim of setting up a Cultural, Artistic, Intellectual and Social Project in the space.

The Ongoing Artwork projects Program, values the artist’s process in the course of the development of his or her work with the site, holding as challenge the dialectics between Art and Heritage that the Casa das Caldeiras singularly propitiates.

The program consists of Artists’ Residences, by means of logistic, administrative and project structuring follow-up, fomenting a context for knowledge, methods and impressions exchange between the residents.

For this year Ongoing Artwork Projects’ selection we would like to invite the artists to think at their proposals about other possibilities that the project and the research could bring to Casa das Caldeiras’ life, so that they reflect on counterpart opportunities suggesting training, strengthening of social actions against vulnerability territories, transmission of knowledge to young people, sharing of processes that inspire and collaborating on meetings for better coexistence and even better could traduce on a public formation. We will be happy to receive sensible ideas that promotes social transformation in all its possible aspects. through artistic experience.

Organisation founded in: 2005
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 6 – 12
Number of studios: 4
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Internet
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Computer
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
If your residency does not include accommodation, do you assist artists in finding accommodation?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: sharing Knowledge and opening the process to the public, promoting dialogue and offering some kind of art experience to the public
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By staff
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Congonhas and Guarulhos
    Nearest Train Station: Barra Funda
    How to reach by plane: To Sao Paulo via GRU Airport mainly
    Street & Number: Avenida Francisco Matarazzo 2000
    Postal Code: 05001-200
    City: Sao Paulo
    Avenida Francisco Matarazzo 2000
    Sao Paulo 05001-200 SP BRA
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