Identidade Gráfica: Vivóeusébio
Anda&Fala is a non-profit cultural organization, responsible for the projects Walk&Talk - Arts
, the seminar Periférica - Brainstorming Culture and Geographies
, RARA - Crafts Residency
of the Azores
and PARES - Support Program for Artistic Activity in the Azores
. In 2019, in the
course of its current four projects, but mainly concentrated at the time of the Festival in São
Miguel, the association promoted a total of 91 activities that had the direct participation of
more than 11 thousand people. The year was also marked by the visit of the Minister of Culture,
Graça Fonseca, to the Festival, underlining the relevance of the mission of Anda&Fala - Cultural
Association, and the contribution of Walk&Talk to the cultural and artistic projection of the Azores
region, as well as investment, diversification and cultural cohesion in Portugal.
Walk&Talk - Arts Festival
, Anda&Fala’s flagship project, completed its 9th edition
Miguel Island between July 5 and 20, 2019. There were 16 days of programming organized in
5 artistic circuits: Island Circuit (formerly Public Art Circuit), Exhibition Circuit, Performative
Circuit, Residency Circuit and Knowledge Circuit, which extend to a year-round program, with
residences, presentations and co-productions.
Every year has been a year of change for Anda&Fala and 2019 was no exception, especially as it
precedes the celebration of the association’s first decade of activity and Walk&Talk’s 10th edition.
It was a year rich in reflections on the Association’s mission and the relevance of the models,
formats and spaces that Walk&Talk has built. As an Arts Festival, W&T has sought to establish
and guarantee a context of experimentation in the way it structures, organizes and presents its
programming and this place of experimentation translates into successes and failures, which allow
the incorporation of fundamental knowledge into the planning of the 2020 activities.
W&T’s different programming areas have been reorganized to adjust dynamics and project
interactions, looking to make the program more appealing and relevant to its different target
audiences. In the 2019 edition, the program nomenclature was stabilized around 5 “artistic
circuits”. This organization clarified the different moments and contents that are
presented in the Festival, supporting the perception of distinct but articulated “circuits”, which
may even intersect.