We are a multidisciplinary research centre in the performing, visual and design arts.
With an annual programme we offer listening, space and resources to emerging generations of artists, with a focus on queer, racialised and disabled communities, providing a protected space for research and production.
We are committed to building long-term collaborations, involving the artists-in-residence in the co-design of the public programme and the main productions, and engaging with them in an open and real dialogue with all members of the communities, exploring ideas and approaches on how to address contemporary issues by disrupting conventions and beliefs.
We give space to process: a free hand to error, allowing the artists to try and test, think and produce, create and share. We establish long-term relationships with artists and work with them to experiment with new ideas, at the intersection of performance art and design, photography and dance, public art and music.
ENGINE OF CHANGE
Rethinking the contemporary through artistic languages: our residency programme makes bodies, identities, cultures and unforeseen natures visible, fitting into BASE’s broader framework of reflection that sees us committed to mitigating forms of racialisation and cultural colonialism, ableism and gender discrimination.
Imagining new forms of living is not only a task for architecture: we support emerging local artists and challenge them to immerse themselves in the city, to break rules and boundaries, to reconfigure spaces and human relations, to bring art and the public dimension into dialogue through artistic languages.
CARE IS POLITICS
We provide technical support, mentoring and economic recourses, guaranteeing a space for research and production, fostering the connection between the artistic community and the local context, offering a dedicated, protected and comfortable work space and hospitality.