Maus Hábitos is an independent and emblematic cultural space in the city of Porto, which includes an auditorium, exhibition room, bar, restaurant and an area for artistic residencies. It is also the headquarters of the cultural association, Saco Azul, which is responsible for most of its artistic programming. Maus Hábitos operates an active artistic and musical programme, hosting various concerts, parties and DJ sets, as well as numerous artistic events, ranging from exhibitions, performances, installations, projections and conversation sessions. The venue serves all audiences, and is open about 80 hours a week, with an average of 5,000 visitors per month. Maus Hábitos, together with Saco Azul, develops national and international residency projects based on the desire to create joint productions and connections with various alternative or institutional spaces in Porto, as an alternative to conventional artistic residency formats. Using a wide network of partners, it seeks to offer various residency possibilities, operating as an axis between independent spaces, institutional entities, galleries, private collections, museums, workshops, technological production spaces and studios, artists and collectives. The residencies can culminate in the presentation of works at Maus Hábitos (in the auditorium or exhibition room) or in partner spaces.