Walk&Talk is the annual Arts Festival of the Azores that happens during two weeks in July and the annual program of art residencies that are held throughout the year. Experimental and participative, Walk&Talk encourages the creation of new art objects in dialogue with the territory and the sociocultural 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. The festival program also gathers an Exhibition Circuit with projects developed by artists’ in-residency, dance and theatre shows, music concerts, performances, talks, and parallel events in various cultural venues and initiatives that promote knowledge towards the arts.Anda&Fala
Anda&Fala is a cultural non-profit, responsible for Walk&Talk and the projects Periférica - Brainstorming Culture and Geographies seminar, RARA - Crafts Residency of the Azores and PARES – Support Program for Artistic Activity in 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 2018/19, its activities and projects are supported by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture / General Directorate of the Arts. 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.Contactorganization@walktalkazores.org