vaga is a space to think about the arts and knowledge, attentive to the island's dynamics and inhabitants. In Ponta Delgada, Anda&Fala's new headquarters intends to provide the city with a space dedicated to contemporary arts, a regular and multidisciplinary program involving exhibition projects, performances, conversations, workshops/masterclasses, and artistic residencies.

This project's main objective is to extend the Association's activities in the territory, both in space and in time. It focuses on creating a year-round program, mediation and continuity projects, and support to the artist community based or in movement through the island, contributing to and promoting a healthy and synergistic cultural ecosystem.

The creation of vaga results from a timely combination of ambitions - internal goals of Anda&Fala and ambitions of the Association for the city of Ponta Delgada and the Azores region, as a reference geography in the fields of culture and contemporary artistic production. Ten years after its foundation, finding a workspace and a warehouse that would support the Association's regular activity became imperative. At the same time, the island's cultural dynamics call for a new space that can act as a platform for a new generation of artists who aspire to other formats and presences.

vaga (wave in Portuguese) translates the idea of movement, permanence and intensity that we imagine for the city. It takes us back to the island and its geographical condition and tells us about new times, other rhythms and patterns that are renewed.


Jesse James
Executive and Artistic Direction, Programming and Curatorship

Carolina Rainho
Executive Coordination and Administrative Management

Rubén Monfort
Program Coordination, Executive Production, Programming and Curatorship

Rita Serra e Silva
Audience Program Coordination, Programming and Curatorship

João Amado
Executive Production

Mariana Lopes
RARA Coordination, Documentation and Photography, Programming and Curatorship

Tânia Moniz
Communication Coordination

Filipa André
Communication, Documentation and Archive

Aviva Obst
Press and Public Relations

Cão de Fila Produções

Communication Design

Jannette Benevides
Maintenance and Cleaning


Sofia Carolina Botelho
Anda&Fala Direction

Luís Brum
Anda&Fala Direction


Beatriz Lavouras
Legal Consulting

Marco Galo
Financial Consulting


thu—sat, 12h—18h
free admission


Travessa das Laranjeiras 51
9500-318 Ponta Delgada
São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal


For more information:
+351 968 913 539  


Subscrition HERE