Anda&Fala is a cultural non-profit, responsible for Walk&Talk - Arts Festival, an Artist Residency Program held throughout the year and the projects Periférica - Brainstorming Culture and Geographies, PARES – Support Program for Artistic Activity in the Azores and RARA - Crafts Residency of the Azores.
The association promotes new centralities for contemporary creation in the domains of visual arts and performing arts, activates the circulation of knowledge, artists and projects, and based in the archipelago of the Azores aims to involve communities from all around the world. Anda&Fala develops favourable contexts for co-creation, coproduces with artists and agents, and works in a close network with partner organizations. Anda&Fala was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel. Since 2016 it has been declared of Public Utility by the Government of the Azores and in the biennium of 2020/21, its activities and projects are supported by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture / General Directorate of the Arts, Government of the Azores and Municipality of Ponta Delgada. The association is one of the nine partners of the Centriphery program, winner of the European Commission's Creative Europe 2019-2021 and the Walk&Talk Festival is a member of EFFE - Europe for Festivals Festivals for Europe.Walk&Talk
Walk&Talk, the association's flagship project, is the annual Arts Festival of the Azores that happens yearly in July. Experimental and participative, Walk&Talk encourages the creation of new art objects in dialogue with the territory and the socio-cultural specificities of the Azorean region. The project focuses on the involvement of local communities, migrants and visitors, through the knowledge that is generated by expanded domains of the arts, intersecting art, dance, performance, theatre, architecture, design, cinema and music. Walk&Talk takes place in São Miguel Island since 2011, in 2016 expanded its dynamics to Terceira Island and during nine editions the project has hosted more than three hundred artists from multiple geographic and backgrounds. The festival shaped an Art Circuit consisting of more than 70 interventions, which are more or less ephemeral, are mapped and can be visited in urban and rural public spaces, on the two islands of the archipelago. Currently, the festival is organized around five artistic circuits - Island Circuit, Exhibition Circuit, Residency Circuit, Performative Circuit and Knowledge Circuit. Distinct circuits that are contaminated in a program dedicated to contemporary artistic creation and the presentation of installation and exhibition projects, performance, video, music, architecture and design.Contactorganization@email@example.com