SPAM! rete per le arti contemporanee (Network for contemporary arts)


SPAM! was founded in October 2008 with the support of Regione Toscana in collaboration with Provincia di Lucca (2008>2010) and the municipalities of Capannori (2008-2009), Porcari (2009-2009) and Montecarlo (2008), as a project of public service for the distribution of contemporary performing arts.

Starting from October 2011 SPAM! stops being located in just one space and becomes a “Network for contemporary arts” with the intention of integrating the means already at its disposal with the facilities that anyone joining SPAM! may individually provide, demonstrating how a local dimension may become a “network” in the map of the contemporary creativity. This transformation is possible thanks to the trust and participation of the municipalities of  Porcari, Viareggio, Massarosa and of the “Fondazione Cavanis” (Porcari)

Through the production of works, the programming of performances, concerts, forums, projections and through the artistic didactic, SPAM! aims to be a network for aggregating and experiencing art and contemporary cultural topics, able to represent a real alternative to the loneliness of a domestic use of culture.

SPAM! is an interdisciplinary project considering the contemporary artistic production a unique experience where the different forms of expression represent only different ways for reaching a unique goal.

SPAM! is an opportunity network to meet the artists and the ideas animating the contemporary arts scene.

SPAM! aims to contribute to the cultural and economic development of the area also through the creation of professional perspectives.

SPAM! wishes to collocate a line of economic sustainability allowing in the network the co-existence of a company (ALDES), a didactic project and a program.





head office > via Don Minzoni 34 - 55016 PORCARI (LU-ITA)
T. + 39 (0)583.975089 - +39 342.0591932
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SPAM! / credits


SPAM! Rete per le arti contemporanee / support 2016: 
a ALDES project
with the support of Regione Toscana, Provincia di Lucca, Comune di Porcari, Comune di Lucca, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca and Fondazione Cavanis di Porcari
In collaboration with Barga Jazz (LAST BUT NOT LEAST - 2016)

> media partners: Il Tirreno, La Nazione,  Rumor(s)cena, Lo sguardo di Arlecchino


SPAM! is member of Resartis and Transartists




more photos of THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CANGIN'S (2012) by LORENZO SIMONINI to >>>


more photos of AUTOFOCUS (2013) by FABRIZIO SALVETTI >>>




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Permanent call for proposals

SPAM! It offers hospitality to artists, dancers, actors, performers, visual artists, musicians, circus artists.

IT's necessary to send a question with your project, a brief hp website link or video, and the period you prefer and numbers of people that will be hosted.


SPAM! It offers for free: the use of a rehearsal room, the hospitality at the guesthouse, the possibility of tutoring and / or conducting open rehearsals. Does not provide: reimbursement of travel expenses and local transport, cover the costs for meals.
The artist / company undertakes to cite ALDES / SPAM! in the credits


A heated  rehearsal room  (no air conditioning) 9x12 with sound system, wooden flooring and linoleum carpet. The rehearsal room is adjacent to the room dedicated to ALDES productions. Between the two rooms the sound insulation is not perfect. The welcome is very essential, so it is required adaptability.  SPAM! is at 100 mt from Porcari train-station.


It is given the opportunity to perform tests to different audiences:

1) only ALDES artists
2) these and the staff members and local artists who regularly frequent the property
3) all of them and to a limited audience of enthusiasts and experts.
If required, you can have a feed back from the pubblic.


The guesthouse is a 130 square m. apartment, for 14 people, divided  into 5 larger rooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a common room and a small courtyard with garden.
The hospitality includes the change of whites and regular cleaning of common areas.


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