Call

La Caldera is opening the call for its programme of residencies for the period January to December 2022.

This year we have two modalities to the call: creation residence and technique residence.

This year, it is planned to host a total of 10 projects: 10 creation residences and 2 technical residences.

Aimed at creators, collectives and researchers from different artistic disciplines working in the performing arts, where the body and/or movement is a central material, tool or question in their project. Their origin may be local, national or international.

 Modalities:

Creation residencies

Aimed to play host to entire projects or to a specific phase in the creative process. The goal is to offer time and space in order to go deeper into working processes and materials in a context that allows the proposals presented to mature and evolve.

We offer:

  • Free rehearsal space. Timing (intensity, length, calendars ...) will be studied and agreed upon so that the different requirements and rhythm of each project can be met, taking into account availability relative to other activities taking place in La Caldera.
  • La Caldera Les Corts offers three different sized studios whose layout, equipment and possibilities determine the type of work that they are most suitable for. We advise you to visit this link so you can match your proposal to their characteristics: Sala 1, Sala 4, Sala 6.
  • It will cover the expenses of national and international travel (within the European Community) and possibility of accommodation.
  • Economic contribution to cover the minimum expenses generated during the period of residence in La Caldera. Between 400€ and 900€ depending on the needs and characteristics of each project.
  • Possibility of accompaniment and artistic advise during the work process in dialogue with team of La Caldera.
  • Opportunity to generate appropriate contexts to share the processes of creation and open them to external views with different levels of exposure within the framework of Cápsulas de Creación en Crudo.
  • Free registration to Sporá Prógrama and the programming of the activities of La Caldera.
  • The option to participate in any of the different activities, exchange and cooperation projects generated by La Caldera.
  • One free mentoring session: management and production with Elclimamola.
  • Free  WiFi.
  • Access to common spaces in the centre
  • Visibility and dissemination through the centre’s different communication channels.

Documentation to be attached for the creation modality:

# Completed form. Fill it here

# Description of the project with a brief synthesis of the idea and current situation of the proposal: starting point or motivation, general lines, methodology, interests and objectives of the work to be carried out throughout the residency, (maximum 3 pages).

# Images or video clips of previous works or of the proposal itself, should it already be in progress.

#Complementary information: related materials or contents, antecedents or references, trajectory and previous work.

# Artistic and production team with participants’ CVs and relevant educational and professional experience (maximum ½ pages per person).

# Working calendar and schedule.

# Specify if other centers are supporting the proposal and indicate if there is any co-production or public support.

# Portrait photo of the applicant.

Technical residencies

La Caldera can offer a studio with a black box and technical equipment for staging and public performances with a maximum capacity of

50 people (reduced capacity following current Covid restrictions); an ideal space for hosting technical residencies for small to medium scale proposals in their final stage of development.

We offer

  • Use of the studio for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 days in order to facilitate the implementation of the proposal. The schedule and period will be specified with the creators according to the requirements of each project and the availability of the centre.
  • Technical equipment: lights, sound, video projector.
  • Free service and technical assistance for the set up and break down.
  • If the resident project does not have its own technicians or if they are not sufficient for the objectives of the residency, the possibility of providing extra technical assistance will be studied and conditions agreed on beforehand.
  • It will cover the expenses of national and international travel (within the European Community) and possibility of accommodation.
  • Free registration to Sporá Prógrama.
  • The option to participate in any of the different activities, exchange and cooperation projects generated by La Caldera.
  • One free mentoring session: management and production with Elclimamola.
  • Free  WiFi.
  • Visibility and dissemination through the centre’s different communication channels.

Documentation to be attached for the technical modality:

# Completed form. Fill it here.

# Description or dossier of the proposal for presentation.

#Outline of the requirements as to space, technical equipment and staff as well as the length and ideal period for the residency.

# Images or video clips of the piece, should it already be in progress.

# Complementary information: methodology, related materials or contents, antecedents or references, trajectory and previous work.

# Artistic, technical and production team with participants’ CVs and relevant educational and professional experience (maximum ½ pages per person).

# Specify if other centres are supporting the proposal and indicate if there is any co-production or public support.

# Portrait photo of the applicant.

Selection of projects

Evaluation criteria

Obviously the main criterion is the quality of the artistic proposal and its interest within the context of contemporary creation. We have also set out further criteria, purely for guidance, that coincide with the mission or lines of work currently developed by La Caldera.

>Clarity in the expounding of the proposal and in the planning and coherence of the project.

>New visions and ways of approaching creation, open to risk and experimentation, using languages, methodologies and formats.

>The capacity to generate a context for reflection and critical thought around the proposal.

>An interest in building a dialogue with the centre in order to define the most suitable mechanisms for collecting and / or sharing the knowledge emerging from the practices and processes

>Links to other artistic disciplines, fields of knowledge.

>Projects those are capable of developing actions for social mediation and participation without entering into conflict with artistic interests.

Selection Committee

The selection committee will be formed by performing arts professionals from different artistic disciplines and profiles, some with links to La Caldera and others from outside. Once the selection process is over, the composition of the committee will be made public.

Requirements

This call is aimed at individuals and legal entities. In order to participate, you must fill in the form, specifying which modality you have chosen and making sure you attach all required documentation in each case.

Period for the reception of projects and resolutions:

The period for the reception of projects starts on Tuesday 14th September and ends on Sunday 17th October 2021 at 11.59pm.  

Contact information

La Caldera

Telephone 934156851

residencies@lacaldera.info