We named it fAUNA, our space for artistic creation and artistic programming located at Quinta da Bemposta, in the parish of Joane, which now becomes the gravitational center of the production and artistic programming of Teatro da Didascália.
Affirming itself as an alternative artistic fruition space, fAUNA’s spatial and sociocultural context allows the development of an intimate dialogue with the viewer, enhancing an experience of slowed contemplation of art, made with the time of other times, which is no longer ours, but in need to be reclaimed.
fAUNA – Creation habitat
FAUNA, space for artistic creation and programming in Quinta da Bemposta, in the parish of Joane, municipality of Vila Nova de Famalicão, has been, since 2018, the gravitational center of Teatro da Didascália and the umbilical cord of contact between this structure and the territory.
It is in this context that we have now developed an artistic residency program, fAUNA – breeding habitat, which is divided into three specific subprograms: Creators of Autochthonous Species, Creators of Exotic Species and Germinator. Each of these subprograms was designed to respond to the different stages of maturation of the candidates’ artistic works, establishing different periods of creation in residence that vary between 2 and 3 weeks.
The artistic residency program, fAUNA | creation habitat, aims to support artistic projects in the areas of performing arts, music and disciplinary crossing projects, aimed at creators residing in Portugal, through the following subprograms:
Creators of Autochthonous Species: aimed at creators connected to the territory of Vila Nova de Famalicão, capable of proving their relation with the municipality by their place of birth, by their training or professional career. The purpose of this specific program for “native” creators is to respond to the growing number of artists who have graduated or started their training in the various artistic schools that have emerged in the territory, from the performing arts to music.
Exotic Creators: open to creators from all over the country. We developed this program in order to stimulate the creation of artists residing in Portugal, facilitating access to the laboratory space necessary for the phases of experimentation or maturation of their work.
Germinator: aims to provide the necessary conditions so that artists have the chance to test and put into practice their impulses, creative epiphanies and ideas that are still very embryonic.