We call it, fAUNA, our new space for artistic creation and programming inserted in Quinta da Bemposta, in the parish of Joane, which now becomes the gravitational center of the production and artistic programming of Teatro da Didascália. Affirming itself as an alternative artistic fruition space, fAUNA’s spatial and sociocultural context allows the development of an intimate dialogue with the viewer, enhancing an experience of slowed contemplation of art, made with the time of other times, which is no longer ours, but that there will be a need to recover. fAUNA – creation habitat The fAUNA, space for artistic creation and programming inserted in Quinta da Bemposta, in the parish of Joane, municipality of Vila Nova de Famalicão, has been, since 2018, the gravitational center of Teatro da Didascália and the umbilical cord of contact between this structure and the territory. It is in this context that we have now developed an artistic residency program, fAUNA – breeding habitat, which is divided into three specific subprograms: Breeders of Autochthonous Species, Breeders of Exotic Species and Germinator. Each of these subprograms was designed to respond to the different stages of maturation of the candidates’ artistic works, establishing different periods of creation in residence that vary between 2 and 3 weeks. The artistic residency program, fAUNA | breeding habitat, aims to support artistic projects in the areas of performing arts, music and disciplinary crossing projects, aimed at breeders residing in Portugal, through the following subprograms: Breeders of Autochthonous Species: aimed at breeders connected to the territory of Vila Nova de Famalicão , capable of proving their relationship with the municipality by their naturalness, by their training or professional path. The objective of this specific program for “native” creators is to respond to the growing number of artists who have graduated or started their training in the various artistic schools that have emerged in the territory, from the performing arts to music. Breeders of Exotic Species: open to breeders from all over the country. We developed this program with the objective of stimulating the creation of artists residing in Portugal, facilitating access to the laboratory space necessary for the phases of experimentation or maturation of their works. Germinator: is a program that aims to provide the necessary conditions so that artists have the possibility to test and put into practice their impulses, creative epiphanies and ideas that are still very embryonic.