Casa das Caldeiras Cultural Association

General information

Brief description of organisation


A building constructed in the 1920’s 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’ heritage and carries within itself the memory of the city.

Between the years of 2002 and 2006, projects of artistic experimentation with the site’s 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’ 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.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

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 – HERITAGE.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 6 months and 1 year
Number of artists resident at one time

between 11 and 16

Companions allowed
  • Other
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Leading Workshop or Class
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Food
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Office
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portugese
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Exhibitions
  • events

How to reach

Nearest airport

Congonhas and Guarulhos

Contact information

Casa das Caldeiras Cultural Association
Avenida Francisco Matarazzo 2000
05001-200 São Paulo

Phone: 55 (11) 38736696

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