ALDES / SPAM!

General information

Brief description of organisation

ALDES (www.aldesweb.org) is an association of artists and cultural operators that, under the artistic direction of its founder 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 project is realised in the framework of "Patto Riassetto Sistema Teatrale della Toscana"(www.spamweb.it)

ALDES is supported by Mibac - MINISTERO per i Beni e le Attività Culturali / Direz. Generale per lo Spettacolo dal vivo, REGIONE TOSCANA / Sistema Regionale dello Spettacolo.

Organisation founded in

1993

Brief description of residency program

Application Guidelines and Criteria:
The Call for residencies at SPAM! is open to the following applicants: contemporary dance and theatre Companies, groups, collectives and single artists from all over the world. We also welcome applications from music, video, circus and media artists.

Application Deadline:
permanent call - apply 3-5 months in advance
Average duration is between 1 and 2 weeks
To apply please write to residenze@spamweb.it to receive the application form.

Outcome:
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.

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, n. 1 ladder 2 mt - n. 1 ladder 3 mt. Black box available on request. No lighting equipment.

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.

Paid by host:
accommodation; 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.

Location:
SPAM! is 100 m from Porcari Railway Station, linking the town with Lucca, Prato and Firenze. Markets and supermarkets in the proximity.
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.

Contacts
For information about the residency program, please refer to
residenze@spamweb.it // +39.348.3213504
and have a look at www.spamweb.it

Residency program since

2011

Disciplines and media
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Companions allowed
  • Partners
  • Other

Please note, any guest´s companion will pay an accommodation fee of € 17.00 per night

Grants available

Offered by SPAM!: rehearsal space, accommodation, tutoring. 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.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Housing
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Curator

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Suburb

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Office
  • Kitchen
Number of studios

1

Type and size of studios

Private Studio

Accomodation
  • Shared Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation

How to reach

By train

The space is 100 metres far from Porcari Railway Station, linking the town with Lucca, Prato and Firenze.

By plane

Arrivals at Pisa or Florence International airports.

By car

Motorway A11 Florence-Pisa Nord
Exit at the paying toll of Capannori and follow signs to Porcari. Spam! is just behind the railway station

Nearest airport

Pisa, Florence

Contact information

ALDES / SPAM!
Via Don Minzoni 34
55016 Porcari (LU)
Italy

residenze@spamweb.it
http://www.spamweb.it/en

Phone: +39 (0)583.975089
Fax: + 39 (0)583.572965

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