Lodging, food and transport (only for the selected artists living and working outside of Sao Paulo city).
They release an open call in the beginning of every year, calling artists, collectives and project-bearers to sign up their projects with proposals of occupation and research. The selected artistic residences start from April. Artists, groups, collectives and researchers that are working in the field of contemporary art can sign up. They can also come with proposals of workshops and meetings.
The Casa de Caldeiras is a house of culture located in a former factory. The present artist' initiatives are open to any kind of project proposals. The organizers of the program are particularly interested in the interaction between art and the cultural heritage of Casa das Caldeiras.
To stimulate the circulation of the works of the artists, exchange project in partnership in collaboration with international artist in residence networks like Resartis are organized. Works are also shown in an exhibition on site and on Tododomingo: Sunday meetings where the artists can present his or her research in progress and discuss plans. The goal of these meetings is to create weekly moments for dialogues and exchange of knowledge between the curators, residents, artists, professionals of cultural areas and public.
Casa das Caldeiras is situated in the district of Agua Branca, the Western zone of the city of Sao Paulo, not so far from the historical centre. Currently the city is expanding towards the south, so the site is not directly situated in an area of expansion. However, Agua Branca is next to the district of Lapa, which is a pleasant residential zone, traditionally an Italian district. Moreover the surrounding infrastructure and the access to Casa das Caldeiras are very good with many expressways in the vicinity.
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