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NEWS

Barcelona Meeting

19th, 20thand 21stFebruary 2019, IAB, Sitges Spain

The IAB - Institute of the Arts Barcelona is pleased to host on the 19th, 20th and 21stFebruary 2019 the Barcelona Meeting, official meeting of the “Make a Move” Project - An Art Incubator for contemporary European non-institutionalised and independent theater (link to -> www.makeamoveproject.eu)

The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and it was selected for co-funding in the scope of the call European Cooperation projects 2018. 

The event will be an opportunity for academic and professional exchange between the project partners, associate partners and collaborators, as well as with external stakeholders from the local, national and international context. 

>> Target Group Needs Identification Report

The Make a Move is a fully bottom-up project, developed by a group of independent contemporary theatre artists from Croatia, Austria, France, Spain and Norway (project steering committee) while working on the project “Unreal Cities” supported by the European Capital of Culture 2020. 

The project steering committee members – non-institutionalised theatre practitioners from 5 European countries (Croatia, France, Norway, Austria, Spain) – have sketched out the target group needs during the three Make a Move project development workshops which took place in Rijeka (December 2016, June and October 2017). 

However, in order to develop a suitable capacity buildingintervention as envisaged by the “Make a Move” project, the target group needs require in-depth research and analysis. For this purpose, the “Make a Move“ project was designed to include a work package dedicated to this task and is led by the Project Partner Institute of Arts Barcelona (IAB)

The purpose of the target group needs identification and elaborationis to inform the capacity building exercises envisaged for execution during the Galway, Rijeka and Targu-Mures labs and to centre on the topics: (1) Artistic Excellence in the field of non-institutionalised and Independent Theatre Practice; (2) Business Model (3) Audience Development

Since October 2018, the IAB expert researchers Armando Rotondi, Valentina Temussi and Dasha Lavrennikov, in collaboration with the project partners and the project steering committee, have been engaged in enhancing the currently available knowledge on the target group needs. Their research is composed by a theoretical part and a mapping on festivals, markets, funding institutions and potential partner companies. 

The research aim is to evolve into a useful and approachable guide not only for the Make a Move partners and associates, but also for the whole target group that is contemporary European independent theatre makers.

>> The roundtables

Specific roundtables will be delivered on the topics:Artistic excellence in the field of Non-institutionalised and Independent Theatre Practice; Business Model; Audience Development. The roundtables aim at creating an open and democratic discussion on the target group needs identified in the research and at supporting the development of the co-creation of the lab curricula for the three Art Incubator pilot sessions that will be held in Galway, Rijeka and Targu Mures. 

>> The guests 

Together with the operative section, Barcelona meeting will characterised also by the high profile of keynote-speakers and guests.

The opening day foresees the participation of Andrew Sherlock (Liverpool John Moores University), Anna Sica (University of Palermo) and Josette Feral (Nouvelle Sorbonne and President of the European Association for the Study of Performing Arts). Other guest speakers include Mal Pelo Company from Catalonia, Trevor Carslon of the Merce Cunningham Trust and others.

Events organized thanks to:

Institut français en Barcelona, Merce Cunningham Trust, Choreoscope – International Dance Film Festival of Barcelona, Plato del Cinema Film School, Thorus Arts, Sala Hiroshima,ConCa, Nau Iwanov, French Theatre Festival of Barcelona, El Graner, PuntMoc, Barcelona Solo, Theatre North. Other local partners TBA

Read more at https://makeamoveproject.eu/research/barcelona-meeting/


Make A Move Project

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The exciting international project “Make a Move” was launched in Rijeka’s RiHub Cultural Centre this Friday, 19th October. “Make a Move” is an Art Incubator for contemporary European non-institutionalised theatre which will bring together non-institutionalised theater organizations and artists from Croatia, Ireland, Spain, and Romania. “Make a Move" is co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe program with under the small-scale project strand (€200,000). 

Main partners of the project are Creative Laboratory of Contemporary Theatre KRILAInstitute of Arts BarcelonaGalway Theatre Festival, and University of the Arts Targu Mures.


This innovative incubating environment will provide non-institutionalised theatre practitioners with the opportunity to develop their artistic and professional skills and grow their production proposals from the stage of creative ideas to different stages of production.


The ‘Make a Move’ project objective is to contribute to the revitalization of European theatre by mobilizing the unutilized creative and innovative potential of non-institutionalised and independent theatre practices, such as physical theatre, corporeal mime and improvisational theatre.

The strategy to achieve this is to develop and test an innovative incubating environment in which non-institutionalised and independent theatre practitioners will have the opportunity to develop their artistic and professional skills and grow their production proposals from the stage of creative ideas to different stages of production and promotion. The project will identify at least 5 new cooperation opportunities and initiate applications to sources of funding.

THE CHALLENGE
Contemporary theatre includes a variety of art genres such as physical theatre, corporeal mime and improvisational theatre. Very few of them, however, have made it into the mainstream cultural institutions. Most remain marginalised to the world of small independent cultural operators who lack the capacities and resources to scale their activities and bring them to a wide audience. 
The goal of Make a Move project is to contribute to the revitalisation of European theatre by mobilising the unutilized creative and innovative potential of these non-institutionalised and independent theatre practices.


THE PROJECT
The goal of the ‘Make a Move’ project is to develop and pilot an innovative incubating environment in which small independent cultural operators primarily from the field of contemporary movement-based theatre will have the opportunity to develop their artistic and professional skills and grow their production proposals from the stage of creative ideas to the stage of a full theatre production. 
The project will accomplish this by creating a sustainable transnational co‐creation laboratory in the field of contemporary theatre, starting with the development of need-based curriculum, continuing in the execution of three co-creation laboratory sessions, producing a target of theatre productions for display at European Capital of Culture 2020 occasions in Rijeka (Croatia) and Galway (Ireland). 
In the process, the project will create capacity building tools and practices that will constitute a blueprint for a sustainable and mobile theatre incubator and raise awareness about the societal and artistic significance of non-institutionalised organisations practices.

 

KEY PROJECT ACTIVITIES

  • Develop and pilot an innovative incubating environment (a co-creation laboratory) in which at least 5 theatre companies from 5 different Creative Europe program countries will grow their production proposals from the stage of creative ideas to the stage of a full international production.

  • Create capacity building tools and practices that will constitute a blueprint for the activities of a sustainable theatre Incubator.

  • Raise awareness about the role of non-institutionalised theatre practices and their place in European intangible cultural heritage and increase their visibility.


Read more at: www.makeamoveproject.eu


Partner Organisations
Creative Laboratory of Contemporary Theatre KRILA
Institute of the Arts Barcelona
Galway Theatre Festival
University of Arts Targu-Mures

Associate Partners
ACTS — Laboratory for performance practices
Platform 88
Workinglifebalance Ltd.
ToTum TeaTre
Poulpe Electrique
MOVEO

Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

 
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