CRAC Valparaiso is a collaborative non-profit platform that focuses on different socio-artistic productions over the city of Valparaiso, Chile. CRAC is an independent project with a flexible and autonomous management model that has been self-sustained since 2007. It is a centre for residencies aimed to artists and researchers. The residents are open to experiment with temporary actions that will directly involve the local community such as talks, workshops, performances, seminars and so on. The artistic residencies to be developed at CRAC are understood as city practices and methods of public presentations and workshops that feed and activate our archive which is based on cultural exchange of knowledge. Beside the residency program, they offer access to a public community archive with a printed publication and a digital publisher. Their approach is to rethink from a Latin American city what public art means in relation to other cities. They have worked with a number of different platforms, groups, artists and researches that encourage decentralised collaborative practice.
Talks, workshops, performances and seminars.
CRAC offers a room in the historic district, or similar, depending on the project that the artist / researcher proposes.
CRAC offices have work tables, wireless internet, and a documentary archive on contemporary art, public sphere, city and territory.
Valparaíso is a major city, seaport, and educational center in the county or commune of Valparaíso, Chile. Greater Valparaíso is the second largest metropolitan area in the country. Valparaíso is located 111.8 kilometres northwest of Santiago and is one of the South Pacific's most important seaports. Valparaíso is the capital of Chile's third most populated administrative region and has been the headquarters for the Chilean National Congress since 1990.