Annual arts festival that stimulates creation in the specific cultural and geographic context of the Azores. From visual arts to performing arts, to architecture, design, music or video, more than a festival, Walk&Talk is a platform that encourages artistic creation in permanent dialogue with the territory, culture and the Azorean community. It operates in a co-production network with other programming structures, promotes an environment favourable to the exchange and co-creation of universal contents, generated from the Azores to be shared with the world.
Walk&Talk was founded in 2011 and has hosted more than two hundred creators and collectives in residence, for the presentation of artistic projects or creation of new works. In 2016, for the first time, the festival was extended to a new island of the archipelago - Terceira, and during seven editions has given shape to a Circuit of Public Art, composed of interventions of a more or less ephemeral character, mapped and visible throughout the year between the islands of São Miguel and Terceira, which has now around 100 works.
Walk&talk is a member of EFFE - Europe for Festivals Festivals for Europe
and it marks the culmination of the work from Anda&Fala - Cultural Association
, which walks and speaks for reflection, creation and artistic circulation, 365 days a year, in multiple geographies. Anda&Fala is a non-profit association, declared of Public Utility
in 2016 by the Government of the Azores, whose activity aims to promote the region as a meeting point for the arts and its agents, a privileged context for the research, development and presentation of projects in the multiple disciplines of artistic expression, signed by portuguese and foreign artists.