We are ready to hit the road: 19 ambitious partnerships, aimed to test innovative, more inclusive and sustainable performing arts touring and distribution models, have been selected by the Perform Europe Jury, composed of a balanced and diverse group of 11 accomplished performing arts professionals.
Teatro 4Garoupas with the project KAPILAR! unterwegs has been part of 2 of the selected partnerships:
CROSSING BORDERS - A European Rural Touring Project
MAKING WAVES! - Europe International Inclusive Arts Network
About the selection process
Perform Europe received 1327 individual applications in the first step, of which 508 producers and presenters were selected to be featured on the Perform Europe digital platform and participate in the Perform Europe development phase.The Jury has selected the most outstanding projects that will receive a support fee to test their innovative models and practices until the end of June 2022.
Behind these selected projects, 19 partnerships have flourished, composed of performing arts producers and presenters from across all disciplines of the performing arts, and from all corners of the Creative Europe region and the UK, from Cyprus to Finland, from Ireland to Serbia, from Portugal to Ukraine.
A captivating selection
The 19 Perform Europe partnerships will bring high quality works to rural areas, involve local artists and participants, empower voices of migrant artists and communities, use slow travel as a framework to create and show work, reduce carbon-intensive practices, refocus on experiences of nature and the body, bridge the gap between audiences and artists with disabilities, use technology to involve communities, bring artistic work to new places using apps and virtual reality, promote queer, feminist, decolonial, migrant, human-centered artist-led, and ecological initiatives. These are some of the ambitions of the selected partnerships.
Perform Europe is an EU-funded project aimed to rethink how performing arts works are presented across borders in a more inclusive, sustainable and balanced way by testing new touring and distribution practices and providing policy recommendations for a future EU support scheme. This 18-month journey includes a research phase, launching a digital platform, testing a support scheme, and designing policy recommendations.
Perform Europe is funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and co-managed by a Consortium of 5 organisations: IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts, the European Festivals Association (EFA), Circostrada, EDN – European Dancehouse Network, and IDEA Consult.