Italian, English, French
Max. 14 days
Paid by host 

Accommodation and rehearsal space. On a case by case basis and for selected artists, support to the production of contemporary works, estimated on the basis of the project's contents, number of artists involved, and resources available.

Paid by artist 

Travel and food expenses; any extra requirements regarding technical equipment.

Application guidelines 

The call is open to contemporary dance and theatre companies, groups, collectives and single artists from all over the world. SPAM! also welcomes applications from music, video, circus and media artists. Maximum duration is 14 days. To apply please write to [email protected] to receive the application form.


Ongoing - please apply between 3 and 5 months in advance




ALDES is an association of artists and cultural operators that since 1993, under the artistic direction of Roberto Castello, produces and promotes works of choreographic experimentation with special attention towards the contaminations with visual arts, new technologies and theatre, creating performances, videos, installations and events.

Since 2008 ALDES manages the project SPAM! hosting, in the province of Lucca, creative residencies of artists and companies, an interdisciplinary programming of shows, workshop and educational activities, in a process that intertwines production, programming and the production of theoretical contents.


The residency offers different forms of tutoring based on the artists' needs. It is also possible to open the work in progress to different audience groups. Sharing of the research process is not a mandatory condition for the artists in residency.

Accommodation Information 

The guest house is a 130 sq m. house, hosting up to 14 people, composed of 5 large rooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a common room and a small courtyard with garden. Hospitality includes the change of whites and regular cleaning of rooms and common areas. The guesthouse is 20 mins. walk from SPAM! and from the railway station.

Studio Information 

Rehearsal studio (no air conditioning) 9x12 m with sound system (1 audio mixer 8ch and 2 active speakers), wooden flooring and linoleum carpet, max height 5,40 m, height at I-beams 3,70m. Black box available on request. No lighting equipment.
SPAM! is 100 m from Porcari train station.


Porcari is a small town not far from Lucca, in Northern Tuscany, near the Tyrrhenian Sea. Among other reasons, Lucca is famous for its Renaissance-era city walls that have remained intact while so many other Tuscan towns saw theirs destroyed in past centuries. As the walls lost their military importance, the top of the walls became a pedestrian promenade, today one of Lucca's main attractions, a park that surrounds the city and blocks out modern life. Lucca is located on a plain at the foot of the Apuan Alps and is less than half an hour away from the Tuscan coast.
Lucca is also the birthplace of composers Giacomo Puccini (La Bohème and Madama Butterfly), Francesco Geminiani, Gioseffo Guami, and Luigi Boccherini.

via Don Minzoni n.34
55016 Porcari LU

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