crl – power station
At the core of action is the thought of a Central Elétrica [Power Station] as a permanent laboratory, a place to investigate, experiment, create and share. A place for risk, for developing ideas and testing possibilities. A place of intersection of generations and geographies – Porto, Portugal and any other place in the world -, where artists meet at different stages of their journey: more or less emergent, more or less consolidated.
Our commitment to artistic creation divides into three residency programmes: Hosting, Regular calls and Inresidence.
For the year 2021, we offer a fourth programme: the Iberescena Residences.
Rehearsal space and some technical support, without financial support.
Applications are open all year round and managed according to space availability.
Artists interested in Hosting may send us a proposal with synopsis, cast and credits, biographical note of the team involved, duration / schedule proposal for the residence, links to useful information (websites, videos, information from previous projects …) to the email address: email@example.com
Annually, we open two calls for artistic residencies in performing arts, that unlike Hosting include financial support.
The residencies selected during Open Call 2021.1 (with applications between December 16, 2020 and January 10, 2021) are now being executed: The Hum, by João Pedro Sarnadas (PT) and Apocalipso, by Luara Learth Moreira (BR).
In the Call 2021.2, dedicated to artists belonging to the Iberescena community, those selected were Carolina Bianchi (BR) and Nicolas Lange (CH).
CRL – Central Elétrica belongs to the programme Inresidenceporto, a platform for dissemination of spaces and artistic residency projects based in the city of Porto, promoted by the City Council. Every year we give a grant for a a medium-term residency project (2 months) to an artist / collective, chosen directly by our curators.
For 2021, the chosen artist is the Brazilian choreographer Alejandro Ahmed, who will develop the project Condução Óssea.
To know the projects received in previous editions, click here.
In 2021, CRL – Central Elétrica is part of Iberescena, Iberoamerican Cooperation Programme for the Performing Arts.
As part of this partnership, we will welcome Azkona y Toloza [Spain and Chile] in April and Diego Aramburo [Bolivia] in October. Apart from these artists invited by our curators, we opened a call to select 2 artists from Iberescena’s member countries, with the exception of Portugal: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain , Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.