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resident accompaniment programme (RAP)


La Escocesa has set up a resident accompaniment programme (RAP) which, together with Studio Visits and other initiatives of the creation factory, aims to improve the conditions for the production and dissemination of the work of resident artists. During the first months of 2024, we have held a series of meetings with the residents to define how the accompaniment will be developed. As a result of this dialogue, the RAP will take shape through three branches:


acompañantes (accompanists)

The accompanists are artists, curators, thinkers, philosophers, academics or activists whose knowledge and ways of working can be useful for the (material, conceptual) development of the practice of the artists in residence. The visit of these accompanying persons to La Escocesa will not be a one-off event. Together with a group of residents, they will form lines of confluence based on common and shared interests, in a thematic and/or methodological way. The accompaniment will thus develop by creating synergies and sustained exchanges over time between the artists and the guest accompanists.

In 2024 the Accompanists will be Mireia Sallarés and Patricia Dauder.


pedirle a la Luna (asking to the Moon)

Asking to the Moon is a pool of resources for artistic practice, managed by the resident artists through collective sessions, with the support of La Escocesa's production staff. In order to accompany the variable needs of creative processes, the fund will be extended at three different times during the year, following the lunar calendar. The resident artists can allocate the resources for purchasing materials or tools for the community, although it is also possible to obtain immaterial goods (such as training, guidance, advice). What is asked to the Moon has to meet three requirements: it must be collectively approved; it must be useful or necessary for the practices of the resident artists; and, if there are any goods left over, they will become part of La Escocesa's collective resources.


comadreo (gossip)

The feminist philosopher Silvia Federici has carried out a genealogical recovery of the concept of "gossip", showing that in its origins it did not have the negative connotations that patriarchy now ascribes to it. Rather, it was an expression of solidarity, of sisterhood, of the power of women united through words and collective actions.

The comadreo is conceived as an organic space in which the collective thinking-doing of the resident artists is set in motion. It is intended to encourage spaces of encounter not only through processes of hyper-socialisation and exchange through speech in front of a group, since these forms of encounter can lead to the exclusion of some people who, due to certain circumstances, find it difficult to constantly develop within the framework of direct sociability. Relationships based on being together are created by doing a concrete activity, by putting the body into action together with other bodies.

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