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Artistic Area

Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Contacts

CACE Cultural do Porto
Rua do Freixo, 1071, Sala 3
4300-219 Porto

Telem.: 939 482 601 
225 189 157

about

 Circolando is a professional theatre / dance structure in operation since 1999 under the artistic direction of André Braga and Cláudia Figueiredo. In addition to the production and dissemination of its artistic creations and associated artists, Circolando hosts artistic residency programmes, that aim to foster research, meetings, sharing and support for artistic creation.
Circolando has its work space in the Cace Cultural do Porto located in the former Freixo Power Station - a space with an interesting industrial architecture, near to the river, that has incredible panoramic views and offers easy access to the city centre.
Organised across several independent rooms, it has high quality spaces suited to the different stages of creative projects: research, rehearsal, workshops, production, presentation and informal shows.

application

Eligible applicants

Individual or collective artists, Portuguese or foreign, from all artistic areas. The available spaces are mainly suited for the performing and visual arts.
 

Selection

By sending a project dossier including a synopsis, artwork, biographical note of the associated team, proposal of the duration / timetable of the residency, links to useful information (websites, videos, information about previous projects...).

space

 Two large rehearsal rooms with high ceilings, floor prepared for body work, and the possibility of using some sound and light equipment.
A large workshop equipped with various types of machines and tools.
Possibility of 24-hour access to all spaces, without work constraints, with high quality sound.
CACE Cultural do Porto has 24-hour security and free private parking.
 
At the end of each artistic residency, an open rehearsal or informal show can be organised, publicised through Circolando’s regular communication outlets.

Additional info

 “L” Room

Large rehearsal room, with natural light in a very quiet place.
Total area: 9.5m (width) x 17m (length) x 7m (roof beams at 4.5m)
Space equipped with a sound system and wi-fi. 
 
 
 

Rehearsal area

  • Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) floor, with air-box
  • Linoleum area: 9m x 13m
  • Carpeted support space: 9m x 4m
  • Ceiling height: 7m, with wooden beams at 4.5m.
  • Basic theatrical rigging system 
 
Possibility to use some of Circolando’s lighting, sound and video equipment. Sound and lighting material may be suspended from the ceiling. There are limits on the available electrical power.
Cleaning is guaranteed before and after use. The user must pay for any cleaning services required during use.
The space is heated using a stove and heaters.
There is access to bathroom with a shower.
 

“X” Room

Large rehearsal room, with natural light.
Space equipped with a sound system and wi-fi.
  • Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) floor, with air-box
  • Linoleum area: 10m x 8m
  • Carpeted support space: 1,5m x 8m
  • Ceiling height: 5 m
Possibility to use some of Circolando’s lighting, sound and video equipment. 
Cleaning is guaranteed before and after use. The user must pay for any cleaning services required during use.
The space is heated using a stove and heaters.
There is access to bathroom with a shower.
 

Workshop

Large construction workshop, equipped with various types of ironworking and woodworking machinery.
Washing machine.
Cleaning is guaranteed before and after use. The user must pay for any cleaning services required during use.
 

Production room

Access to work space equipped with wi-fi internet network, computer, printer and telephone.
Meal space equipped with a dining table, small fridge, microwave and coffee maker.

supports

4000€-6000€ - In Residence grant / Porto City Council