The Xunta de Galicia, through the Axencia Galega das Industrias Culturais, is the main collaborating entity of the Residencias Paraíso program and the Encontro Paraíso Illa San Simón, under an annual agreement.
The Axencia Galega das Industrias Culturais is an autonomous public agency under the Consellería de Cultura of the Xunta de Galicia. In reference with its founding law, its objective is to promote and consolidate the cultural industries in Galician. Its responsibilities extend to all cultural and artistic activities carried out by individual creators and companies, pursuing various lines of work to provide greater stability to the sector, optimize business management in production and distribution processes, stimulate the market, and promote the international reach of Galician culture.
Through the PICE Residencias program in its 2023 call, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) becomes a fundamental collaborator of Residencias Paraíso 2023.
Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) is a public entity dedicated to promoting and showcasing Spanish culture and heritage within and beyond its borders, through a wide range of activities including exhibitions, meetings, film, theater, music, audiovisual productions, and initiatives that encourage the mobility of professionals and creators.
Colectivo RPM has benefited from the funding lines of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM), allowing our organization to generate specific content related to digital creation through the Next Generation Funds of the European Union, facilitated by this national administration.
The National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM) is the agency of the Ministry of Culture and Sports responsible for coordinating and developing programs related to theater, dance, music, and circus throughout the country. Among its objectives are the promotion, protection, and mobility of these art forms, projecting them abroad and coordinating communication between the different regions in our country. It carries out its work in two main areas: the area of creation and promotion through its own curated work and the area of support and funding for public and private entities, companies, and artistic groups.
Diputación de A Coruña (Province of A Coruña) is the provincial entity with which we carry out various activities throughout the year, framed within the funding open call for supporting nonprofit organizations active at a regional level.
The cultural area of the Diputación de A Coruña, under the motto "Culture is a Right," focuses on collaborating with the various cultural actors in our society, cooperating with municipalities, entities, and artists. Its lines of action include the Cultural Network for artistic programming in different municipalities, artistic and research scholarships, discipline-specific awards, and various forms of support for municipalities and cultural entities in the province of A Coruña.
As part of the network of collaborating venues in the Residencias Paraíso program, O Vello Cárcere de Lugo, a multifunctional space belonging to Lugo’s local council, commits to hosting two artists annually for the development of research residencies that are presented to the public as work in progress performances, thanks to the support of this institution.
O Vello Cárcere is a space that was historically a prison and after 130 years of history, has become a cultural hub in the city of Lugo. With a marvelous rehabilitation, the space combines areas for permanent exhibitions - conveying the story of the repressed - with many other cultural and social activities that take place both in the cells and dungeons and in the central courtyard of the building.
As part of the network of collaborating venues in the Residencias Paraíso program, the Pazo da Cultura de Carballo, a public theater belonging to Carballo’s local council, commits to hosting an annual artist for the development of a residency. This artist presents their creative process within the International Autumn Theater Festival (FIOT).
Due to its trajectory, quality of programming, diversity of cultural intermediation proposals, and cultural influence, the International Autumn Theater Festival (FIOT) stands as one of the most important festivals in Galicia and a cultural reference. For over 32 years, FIOT has been showcasing the work of both established companies and emerging creators in Carballo. The festival seeks to attract new audiences to theater and has recently introduced a more experimental line called OVNI, where our Residencia Paraíso work-in-progress presentation is included.
As part of the network of collaborating venues in the Residencias Paraíso program, the Pazo da Cultura de Pontevedra, a public theater belonging to Pontevedra’s local council, commits to hosting an annual artist for the development of a residency. This artist presents their creative process within the Danza Pontevedra program.
The Danza Pontevedra program began in 2023 at Pazo da Cultura de Pontevedra with the aim of intensively bringing the discipline of dance to the Pontevedra audience. The Pazo da Cultura de Pontevedra is a large-scale cultural complex equipped with an auditorium, temporary exhibition hall, assembly hall, eight seminar rooms, and other multi-use spaces. Throughout the year, it hosts a wide range of cultural activities.
As part of the network of collaborating venues in the Residencias Paraíso program, the Igrexa da Madalena (Madalena’s church) of Ribadavia’s local council hosts an annual artist for the development of a residency presented in a work-in-progress format at the Festival Mostra Internacional de Teatro (MIT).
The MIT of Ribadavia is considered the theatrical capital of the Galician region. With beginnings dating back to 1973, it transformed into an international festival from 1984, focusing on renowned masters of the international scene, new trends, and connections with highly prestigious networks. It evolved from being the "Galician Stratford" to also being, as El País newspaper published, a sort of "Galician Avignon."
The Member-friends (Socias-Amigas) Gathering of Colectivo RPM has taken place in the Sala Mozart of the Auditorio de Galicia for years, thanks to the support of Santiago de Compostela’s local council, allowing us to gather the RPM community for a day of reflection and learning.
The Auditorio de Galicia is one of the most vibrant cultural venues in the Galician capital, offering a wide range of cultural activities. Since 1996, it has been the home of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia. The complex features four rooms hosting a diverse program of stage performances, concerts, conferences, exhibitions, discussions, and presentations.
As part of the network of collaborating venues in the Residencias Paraíso program, the Pazo da Cultura de Narón commits to hosting an annual artist for the development of a technical residency.
The Pazo de la Cultura has a total capacity of 900 people. Its exceptional technical equipment distinguishes it among theaters in Galicia. Its programming encompasses both conventional and contemporary performing arts.
As part of the network of collaborating venues in the Residencias Paraíso program, the Centro Coreográfico Galego has committed to hosting an annual artist for the development of a creation residency. This residency is combined with the Teatro Rosalía de Castro.
The Centro Coreográfico Galego is the choreographic production institution of the Axencia Galega das Industrias Culturais, aiming to support the dance community in Galicia through various initiatives - both independent and collaborative - centered around production, training, and research in dance.
The Residencias Paraíso program is supported by various public organizations. This is the case of Fundación Cidade da Cultura de Galicia and the Centro Dramático Galego, with whom we collaborate developing two artistic residencies within the framework of their REGA residency program.
The Fundación Cidade da Cultura de Galicia was established in 1999 to focus on creating and managing a multifunctional and multidisciplinary space for cultural interaction. It is located in Monte Gaiás in Santiago de Compostela and is conceived as a cultural hub dedicated to contemporary knowledge and creativity. The Artistic Residencies of the Gaiás (REGA) aim to support talent and provide visibility to contemporary artistic and cultural creation, both Galician and international.
Meanwhile, the Centro Dramático Galego is the theatrical production institutition of the Axencia Galega das Industrias Culturais, dedicated to creating and presenting theatre repertoire, fostering collaboration with theater companies in Galicia and other independent performing artists.