LA CALDERA LES CORTSGENERAL INFORMATION / HISTORY
EUGENI D'ORS, 12
ACCESSIBILITY. PUBLIC TRANSPORT
METRO: L3 - Les Corts
BUS: 59, H8, 70, 75, L12, V3
Rehearsal room, 220 m2, with natural lighting
Rehearsal room, 125 m2
Rehearsal and exhibition room with technical equipment, 300 m2
Shared office space, 92 m2
Storage room and multi-purpose room, 124 m2
Social meeting areas
- Artist residencies
- Technical residencies
- Artist mentoring
- Lifelong training for professionals
- Exhibition: organised in-house and in cooperation with other organisations and structures
- Launch and presentation of creative processes
- Cooperation with other groups and projects
- Participation in events in the neighbourhood and the city
- Community and participatory projects
- Activities for children and families
- Integrated dance
- Hire of spaces
AJUNTAMENT DE BARCELONA
LA CALDERA CENTRE FOR CREATIVITY IN DANCE AND THE PERFORMING ARTS
La Caldera is a centre for dance and the performing arts that was established by a group of artists in the Gràcia neighbourhood of Barcelona in 1995. In 2015 the centre became a public facility in Les Corts district and was included in the network of art factories promoted by Barcelona City Council. What differentiates La Caldera is its stable base of artist partners with long experience in various fields, and the centre’s provision of space for other artists to develop their projects and further their own growth.
La Caldera is established as an enabling, welcoming centre, ready to listen and to mentor, promoting research, dialogue and exchanges of practice and knowledge among artists, as well as transmitting all this to citizens.
- To support and raise the profile of contemporary dance and performing arts that revolve around the body and movement through a series of programmes of activities.
- To provide artists with a space for working, listening and mentoring in order to develop their projects.
- To offer lab, research and training facilities.
- To provide an exhibition space for contemporary dance.
- To generate spaces for dialogue and active participation for artists and citizens alike.
- To encourage new audiences to discover contemporary creativity.
- To develop art projects linked to the territory.
In 1995, a group of independent artists took over the 1,000 m2 site of a former belt factory, converting the building into a centre devoted to art. Despite differences of artistic criteria and interests, these artists constructed a project for the city, an art factory with growing local impact. In 2006, La Caldera was awarded the National Dance Prize in recognition of the centre’s work as a collective project.
In 2015, a new project was launched, to establish La Caldera Les Corts, led by the original management team in cooperation with several new members. Barcelona City Council provided the former Cinemes Renoir building and also financed work to refurbish this new public facility in Les Corts district. In this way, after more than twenty years devoted to a collective experience, a new centre for artistic creativity and exhibition was established, born of the spirit and know-how of the original La Caldera. Finally, in April 2015, La Caldera Les Corts joined the public network of art factories promoted by Barcelona City Council.