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Every two years, Visões Úteis welcomes both young performing artists and performing artists close to the retirement age, in an association which intends to facilitate the sharing of production know-how and the solidarity between generations. The condition of Associated Artist to Visões Úteis allows them to benefit from several advantages on financial, logistic and technical levels. The association of artists promotes trust between the economic agents and the professional and artistic development of the performing arts on a local level.

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Comentário à entrevista da Senhora Ministra da Cultura ao jornal Público


A Senhora Ministra da Cultura debruçou-se hoje, em entrevista ao jornal Público, sobre os cortes orçamentais que vão afectar o seu Ministério, e em particular a Direcção Geral das Artes. Naturalmente a generalidade dos artistas e agentes culturais está profundamente consciente da solidariedade e esforço que neste momento se exige a todos os sectores de actividade em Portugal. Mas o que espanta nas declarações da Senhora Ministra é a ligeireza com que recupera discursos do passado, ignora as dificuldades com que no presente se tem debatido uma Direcção Geral do seu Ministério e projecta o futuro a partir de premissas erradas. Vejamos:

- A Direcção Geral das Artes está há meses paralisada pela falta de recursos para responder a um quotidiano cada vez mais litigioso: Mesmo no conturbado panorama nacional é inédita esta situação em que o Verão chega sem que os concursos anuais e pontuais, referentes ao ano em curso, não estejam resolvidos. E se a DGArtes já não consegue trabalhar com os recursos que tem, é verdadeiramente difícil imaginar que conseguirá funcionar com menos.

- Os concursos públicos não são uma “carga”, como classifica a Senhora Ministra, mas uma garantia de transparência na gestão do dinheiro dos contribuintes e uma condição indispensável para a normal renovação do tecido criativo. Seja todos os anos, seja de dois em dois ou de quatro em quatro, não há razão válida para justificar que os concursos deixem de ser para todos e passem a ser só para alguns.

- A Senhora Ministra confunde a sua anterior actividade profissional com as condições em que os seus empregadores desenvolviam os respectivos projectos: um artista pode ter um contrato e por isso não ser, em termos jurídicos, apoiado financeiramente pelo estado. Mas isso não quer dizer que não o seja em termos económicos, sempre que a sua entidade patronal seja apoiada financeiramente pelo estado. E o que se diz para o artista pode dizer-se também para o Professor Universitário, para o Médico de um Hospital Público ou para o General das Forças Armadas. A argumentação da Senhora Ministra anda muito perto do falacioso.

- A Senhora Ministra persiste – é pelo menos a segunda vez este ano – em alinhar o seu discurso pelo da direita francesa, tentando lentamente substituir a ideia de “uma cultura para todos” - condição de cidadania plena e património da esquerda portuguesa ao longo das últimas décadas – pela ideia de “uma cultura para cada um” - virada para a lógica do mercado e cara às tendências liberais na Europa.


Ou a Ministra da Cultura muda o assessor que lhe dita estes discursos... ou o Primeiro Ministro tem que mudar esta Ministra da Cultura liberal que se infiltrou no governo socialista.


Porto, 25 de Junho de 2010
A Direcção do Visões Úteis

Wednesday, 30 June 2010 05:54

Julho na estrada!

Written by Visões Úteis

Em Julho rumamos a Sul com os espectáculos "Boom & Bang" e "A Comissão"


“A Comissão”, a nossa mais recente criação, será apresentada em Évora no âmbito do Festival Escrita na Paisagem 2010 (Festival de Performance e Artes da Terra). São duas sessões no dia 15 Julho – às 18h00 e às 21h30 – na sala de reuniões do Hotel D.Fernando.


No dia 14 Julho a partir das 22h estaremos no Pátio das Romãs, Convento dos Remédios, para uma conversa pública sobre o trabalho que o Visões Úteis tem desenvolvido na área da Arte na Paisagem.

“A Comissão”
criação original de Ana Vitorino e Carlos Costa
Duração: 80 min
M12
Info: (+351) 22 200 6144



"Boom & Bang",
a nossa divertida explicação da crise financeira, continua na estrada, com três novas datas agendadas:

Dia 1 Julho (5ª) às 22h no Bar do Gil (antiga mercearia Prata) - Torres Vedras
Dia 2 Julho (6ª) às 22h no espaço da Sociedade de Instrução Musical de Porto Salvo - Oeiras
Dia 3 Julho (Sáb.) às 22h na sala 2 do antigo cinema Floresta Center - Sintra

Estas apresentações são feitas a convite do Bloco de Esquerda e integradas nas suas jornadas para a juventude.


“Boom & Bang”
a partir de “The Power of Yes”

de David Hare
Duração: 50 minutos
M12

Info: (+351) 22 200 6144


Tuesday, 20 July 2010 05:54

Noite no Terraço

Written by Visões Úteis


Antes de partirmos de férias, e enquanto vamos finalizando o projecto em torno da herança espiritual de Cluny, que em Setembro nos levará até França, despedimo-nos com um convívio no nosso terraço na Fábrica Social no próximo dia 23 de Julho (6ªfeira). Pode jantar connosco a partir das 20h00 (mediante reserva) ou aparecer mais tarde e passar uma noite descontraída, por entre teatro, música e até uma espreitadela às estrelas.
Encontramo-nos no terraço!

*Nota: Jantar 10,00€ / pessoa sob marcação prévia até dia 20 de Julho (3ªfeira).

Informações e Reservas
(+351) 22 200 6144
(+351) 93 176 5475
Fábrica Social
Rua da Fábrica Social, s/n
4000-201 Porto

The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or greenhouse gases are gaseous substances that absorb part of the infrared radiation, emitted mainly by the land surface, reducing it's escape into space thus keeping the Earth warm. The greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon. This phenomenon occurs since the formation of Earth and is necessary for sustaining life on the planet. However, the increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has overcome this natural phenomenon, leading to an abnormal rise in temperature, causing a climate change that experts say could be potentially catastrophic.

The current level of emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the highest in the last 420,000 years. The eight warmest years in history occurred in the last decade. GHGs are largely responsible for climate change on our planet, in particular the global warming that is causing forest fires, glacier melting, changing ocean currents and rising sea levels. Amongst the greenhouse gases that are increasing in concentration, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide are the most important.

By introducing a carbon fee in its annual expense budget, Visões Úteis hopes to contribute in a positive and active way, not only to the awareness of the problem of emissions and greenhouse gases but also, in a direct way, to support entities engaged in environmental preservation and sustainable energy.

This is a cost for which we insist in taking responsibility, and that applies not only to every kind of travel that may produce greenhouse gases, namely car and plane travels, but also to the daily consumption of electric energy in our facilities. This is why, since 2009, we calculate the annual emission of greenhouse gases associated with the development of our activities, and we consider this ecological footprint as a mandatory production cost. We are, consequently, committed to contributing in equal measure to projects whose activity allows for the reduction of worldwide carbon emissions. The goal is to reach a balance between our emissions and our contributions, so that, through this informal acquisition of carbon credits, Visões Úteis’ activity may be as ecological as possible. For the accounting of this Carbon Fee, we use international reference standards.

In 2018 (last year accounted for) Visões Úteis’ activity generated the emission of 7,38 tons of greenhouse effect gases (2,439 tons concerning fuel consumption, 3,297 tons concerning plane travels and  1,640 tons concerning electric consumption). These emissions will be compensated through the planting of 47 trees by Visões Úteis team, in a collaboration with Associação Movimento Terra Solta.

Finally, and besides this Carbon Fee, Visões Úteis promotes good environmental practices, not only in its daily activity, but also in what concerns stage sets and equipments’ recycling. We are also an accredited entity (by the Porto City Hall), in what concerns the disposal of materials in Eco Centers.

The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or greenhouse gases are gaseous substances that absorb part of the infrared radiation, emitted mainly by the land surface, reducing it's escape into space thus keeping the Earth warm. The greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon. This phenomenon occurs since the formation of Earth and is necessary for sustaining life on the planet. However, the increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has overcome this natural phenomenon, leading to an abnormal rise in temperature, causing a climate change that experts say could be potentially catastrophic.

The current level of emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the highest in the last 420,000 years. The eight warmest years in history occurred in the last decade. GHGs are largely responsible for climate change on our planet, in particular the global warming that is causing forest fires, glacier melting, changing ocean currents and rising sea levels. Amongst the greenhouse gases that are increasing in concentration, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide are the most important.

By introducing a carbon fee in it's annual expense budget, Visões Úteis hopes to contribute in a positive and active way, not only to the awareness of the problem of emissions and greenhouse gases but also, in a direct way, to support entities engaged in environmental preservation and sustainable energy.

This is a cost for which we insist in taking responsibility, and that applies not only to every kind of travel that may produce greenhouse gases, namely car and plane travels, but also to the daily consumption of electric energy in our facilities. This is why, since 2009, we calculate the annual emission of greenhouse gases associated with the development of our activities, and we consider this ecological footprint as a mandatory production cost. We are, consequently, committed to contributing in equal measure to projects whose activity allows for the reduction of worldwide carbon emissions. The goal is to reach a balance between our emissions and our contributions, so that, through this informal acquisition of carbon credits, Visões Úteis’ activity may be as ecological as possible. For the accounting of this Carbon Fee, we use international reference standards.

In 2011 (last year accounted for) Visões Úteis’ activity generated the emission of 3,5 tons of greenhouse effect gases (2,12 tons concerning car fuel consumption, 1,11 tons concerning plane travels and 0,2 tons concerning electric consumption). The compensation of these emissions demanded – as a reference value – the planting of 21 trees, at a cost of 110€, a sum that we have delivered to the WWF.

Created in 1961, WWF-World Wildlife Fund has been established as one of the most respected independent networks of nature conservation.

Headquartered in Switzerland, WWF is composed of organizations and offices in several countries that are characterized by their presence in both local and global contexts and by a constant dialogue between all those involved in environmental issues: from communities such as tribes of Baka pygmies in the rain forests of Central Africa, to international institutions like the World Bank and the European Commission.

WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by:

  • Conservation of biological diversity worldwide;
  • Ensuring the sustainability of renewable natural resources;
  • Promoting the reduction of pollution and waste.

 

Finally, and besides this Carbon Fee, Visões Úteis promotes good environmental practices, not only in its daily activity, but also in what concerns stage sets and equipments’ recycling. We are also an accredited entity (by the Porto City Hall), in what concerns the disposal of materials in Eco Centers.

The next period for applications will occur between October 1st and November 30th 2010, and reports to the Association for the years 2011 and 2012. There are no formal requirements and the guidelines are the following:

  1. Applications are open to performing artists, portuguese or not, individuals or organizations (formal or informal ones), which are now beginning professional work, in the metropolitan area of Porto.
  2. The Associated Artist will be supported in several levels of production:
    • rehearsal room
    • production direction, executive production, technical coordination and communication
    • financial research and applications
    • financial support to production
    • technical material
    • privileged participation in our Education Service (as a provider of education services)
  3. Although the association process might generate some kind of artistic complicity, this is not a priority, and so the Associated Artist retains total aesthetic freedom.
Last modified on Tuesday, 20 July 2010 01:02

Erva Daninha was born in 2006 after the get together of a group of artists in a theatre school in Porto (ESMAE/IPP). The project wants to explore physical theatre techniques in intersection with other artistic fields like circus, visual arts and digital media, always following contemporary aesthetics.

Permanent Members:
Ana Vargas
, Gilberto Oliveira, Julieta Guimarães, Romeu Guimarães and Vasco Gomes.

Previous performances:
Fio Prumo (2009), Trinspira (2009), Noites Brancas (2008), Um acordar cinzento e cheio de sono (2008), Uma história qualquer (2007), Casa de banho (2006).

 

Noites Brancas, Erva Daninha

www.companhiaervadaninha.blogspot.com

Last modified on Tuesday, 20 July 2010 00:53

Visões Úteis was founded in 1994 by a group of people who had met a couple of years before in a University theatre group in Coimbra.

This meeting gave birth, already as Visões Úteis, to a first cycle of work, between 1994 and 1999, during which we tried to absorb several influences. In this period, there was an intersection between portuguese directors invited for the projects and the works of XX century authors, such as Genet, Dostoievski, Ionesco, Gregory Motton, Beckett or Kafka.

After 1999, and until 2008, we can point a second cycle of work, dominated by the ideas of research and laboratory. Here we can find several works written and directed by the artistic directors of Visões Úteis, some of which completely original, others adapted from the works of different authors, such as Kafka, Pirandello, Tchekov, Bohumil Hrabal, Tonino Guerra, Ibsen, Juan José Millás. The company also directed plays by contemporary playwrights such as Gregory Motton or Gemma Rodriguéz. But what is most relevant is the specific methodology for devising theatre which as developed within Visões Úteis for one entire decade.

During all this time, and working in close relation with the most important art producers in Portugal, Visões Úteis also made several approaches to different ways of production and art expressions, traveling to jails, small villages and peripheral neighborhoods and organizing exhibitions, meetings and film productions.

In the meanwhile, and after 2001, the work expanded to the Landscape Art field, with Visões Úteis working not only in Portugal, but also in Spain, France and Italy. And, not long after, this path also opened the way to community art projects. All this process was accompanied by a permanent recognition from both audience and critic.

After 2009, and after moving to the installations in Fábrica Social (an ancient factory in the center of Porto), the permanent team got bigger, in a permanent invitation to new ways to organize work and to get involved with the communities surrounding the project.

Today, Visões Úteis is an artistic project which is able to produce itself, a multidisciplinary project, with a shared direction, based in a collaborative work, expressing the most recent approaches in the performing arts in Europe and North
America.

In Visões Úteis the aesthetic project grows along with a strong ethical motivation– we can even say political motivation– in a constant reflection about the contemporary meaning of making art and theatre, which everyday defines our work options and gives us a clear idea about the social and political responsibility towards the surrounding communities. And this implies an Education Service where the methodologies of contemporary art can become a tool for reflection and for achieving freedom for all individuals, specially for those who live in peripheral groups– be it geographical, sexual, generational, cultural or ethnical peripheries.

Artistic creation is the core of Visões Úteis' work, but its activity spreads to other dmains such as programming (through the association of junior and senior artists), nacional and internacional touring, publishing (digital, books and dvd's), audience development (through our Education Service), investigation (through partnerships with Universities and investigation centres) and team training.

The Artistic Directors are Ana Vitorino, Carlos Costa and João Martins. Until the end of 2018 Visões Úteis created 43 theatre productions, 11 works in the area of Performance in Landscape and 5 festivals/artists meetings.

Visões Úteis is a member of PLATEIA, an association of performing arts professionals, IETM – International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts and the Anna Lindh Foundation.

Visões Úteis is funded by the Arts General Direction of the Portuguese Government.

About Visões Úteis' Funding

Visões Úteis is funded by the portuguese Ministry of Culture. This funding is vital to our project and represents about 50% of our anual income budget. The Ministry of Culture finances artistic creation because it considers it as being of public interest, just like health, environment, agriculture, security or national defense. And the financing allows artistic creation to develop outside the market rule in a permanent and critical approach acessible to all the population. So, and from the point of view of public finance, Visões Úteis is a private organisation who provides a service just like a university, a hospital or even the police.

The other 50% of our income can be presented this way:

  • Co–Productions: National and foreign organizations which decide to suport the cost of a project (usually a part of it but sometimes the whole of it). Here we can find theatres, foundations, schools, towns. All of this in a complex intersection between (more) public financing and private financing.
  • Sales: Quite simply, an organization (public or private) buys a performance (for instance) to present it to it`s audience. We can be talking about an organization which does it regularly (for instance a theatre or a festival), once in a while (a school or a town, for instance) or just out of the blue (a company or even an individual, for instance).
  • Supporters: Here we are talking about private organizations which provide us services or products for free, in exchange of us mentioning their support in our comunication. And they do it because they consider this situation to be a benefite for their public image.
  • Sponsoring: Here we should be talking about private financing but, to tell the truth, we can not talk about it because the portuguese relation between the tax system and corporate culture makes all this very difficult (at least in the scale in which we develop our work).
  • Other income: Here we can add box office revenues, the fees of our Education Service, selling of our publications and merchandising and also the possibilitie of providing services (renting material, for instance). Of course that, considering the effort already undertaken by the tax payers in financing the public service we provide, this income is self-limitated, since the logic that characterizes agents or entities of a commercial nature does not apply.

Who controls this management of public money (your money)?

Twice a year we must report our activities and accounting to the Ministry of Culture. And our work is followed in a very close way by the a public office from the north of Portugal to assure that everything we do respects the agreements done with the Portuguese State.

All other agreements are also subject to contracts and reports.

Our accounting follows all the portuguese and european demands and all finacial flows are document supported.

Visões Úteis is a non-profitable organization, not subject to Corporate Tax and VAT.

Visões Úteis complies with all the demands of the Treasury and Social Security.

Would you like to be our sponsor?

Before considering it, you must remember that you already do it by paying your taxes (and you can do it even more by just buying us a ticket for a performance).

But if even so you want to become a Sponsor, please contact us so that we can find the best Tax Frame to do it.

As of 2017, you can also assign to us 0,5% of your income tax (if you have financial activity in Portugal). But please remember that you can also use this possibility to support other institutions, for instance related to health and social problems.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 03:24

Hoje: Adúlteros Desorientados regressa à cena

Written by Visões Úteis
Em Outubro e Novembro este monólogo a partir de Juan José Millàs e interpretado por Pedro Carreira estará em cena em Coimbra, Castelo Branco, Gouveia e Porto

Hoje às 21h30 estamos na Oficina Municipal de Teatro em Coimbra.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 03:24

Muna no Teatro Helena Sá e Costa

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MUNA aterra novamente no Porto!

MUNA, o estranho mundo que o Visões Úteis criou em 2008, em colaboração com os Teatros Nacionais S. João (18 a 29 de Junho de 2008: Teatro Carlos Alberto no Porto) e Dona Maria II (14 a 26 de Outubro de 2008: Sala Estúdio do Teatro Nacional D. Maria II em Lisboa), está de regresso ao Porto.

As crianças poderão iniciar a viagem já hoje mas
os adultos ainda terão que esperar até sexta-feira.






De 19 a 24 Outubro no Teatro Helena Sá e Costa
Versão para Infância [M4]

e
Versão para Adultos [M12]

Reservas 225189982 / 225189983


Horários
Seg a Sex (p/ escolas)
10h30 + 15h00 [M4]

Sex
21h30 [M12]

Sáb
16h30 [M4] | 21h30[M12]



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Visões Úteis is funded by

Secretário de Estado da CulturaDirectorate-General for the Arts (DGARTES)

Visões Úteis is a member of

Plateia - Associação dos Profissionais das Artes CénicasIETM - International Network for Contemporary Performing ArtsAnna Lindh Foundation

Visões Úteis é associado

Associação dos Amigos do Teatro da Liberdade da Palestina - The Freedom Theatre e ZERO - Associação Sistema Terreste Sustentável