ATALAIA Artes Performativas

ATALAIA Artes Performativas

ATALAIA - Associação de Amigos da Cultura e das Artes (ATALAIA), the Municipality of Aljustrel and the Municipality of Ourique (the Municipalities) and the Regional Directorate of Culture of Alentejo / Ministry of Culture (DRCA) are opening an international call for the reception of proposals for creation residencies and public presentation during the fourth edition of Atalaia Artes Performativas (AAP) for projects in the areas of the performing arts. The AAP intends to give creative space and promote nearness and exchange between creators and leading figures in the area of contemporary performing arts and the community of the interior of Southern Alentejo. They offer the opportunity of a public display of the developed work.

The creative residencies are open to individual or collective creators, national and international, over 18 years of age, who, independently of their training and through the information presented, demonstrate to have a trajectory or project of artistic exploration in the field of performing arts. Performative arts encompass all artistic domains of performative character, such as dance, theater, performance, music, visual arts, multimedia and new circus, regardless of the means used by the creators. It is up to the artistic direction of the AAP to define and propose the location (s) where the residency and the public presentation (s) of each project will take place. Up to 8 projects will be selected to the creation residencies and final presentation in Aljustrel and Ourique:

  • the selected projects will be developed during the creation residency, having no more than a two months extent and no less than four weeks, running from May 01 to June 29, 2017;
  • public presentations will take place between June 30 and July 16, 2017;
  • the selected projects should constitute concrete projects of work and research that include, at least, a public presentation in the places where they will be developed;
  • working propositions involving specific cores of local community – scholar, senior and other cores to be selected through criteria defined by the artists – will be most welcome.

The selected projects will be entitled to:

  • accommodation in a shared room;
  • food: breakfast, lunch and dinner;
  • a guided visit to the counties of Aljustrel and Ourique;
  • shared workspace, with wireless internet;
  • space of rehearsals and public presentation(s);
  • technical support within the limits of the AAP team's capabilities;
  • displacement between the Municipalities during the festival period.

The applications must be submitted online, with dealdine 20th March 2017.