AN ART INCUBATOR FOR CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN NON-INSTITUTIONALISED AND INDEPENDENT THEATER
Photo credit / Nicole Pschetz
The Make a Move project will execute and test an innovative Art Incubator program, designed particularly for non-institutionalised theatre practitioners and small independent cultural operators primarily from the field of contemporary movement-based theatre with the first group of 10 full-time participants and 30 auditing participants from at least 5 European countries who will have the opportunity to develop their artistic and professional skills and grow their production proposals through co-creation processes in
collaboration with the international group of artists. The Art Incubator will be implemented in 2019 in three cities: Galway (April / May), Rijeka (September) and Targu-Mures (December). The project will produce to various stages of development at least 10 new contemporary theatre productions that will be presented as work-in-progress to audiences in three project partners’ countries. The project will identify at least 5 new cooperation opportunities and initiate applications to sources of funding producing a target of theatre productions for display at European Capital of Culture occasions in Rijeka (Croatia) and Galway (Ireland).
The initiator and leader of the project is an arts organisation Creative Laboratory of Contemporary Theatre KRILA from Rijeka. The main partners of the project are the Galway Theater Festival (Ireland), the Institute of Arts Barcelona (Spain), the University of Arts Targu-Mures (Romania). The associate partners are ACTS (Oslo, Norway), MOVEO (Barcelona, Spain) Platform 88 (Montpellier, France), Poulpe Electrique (Arcueil, France), ToTum TeaTre (Barcelona, Spain) and Workinglifebalance Ltd. (Graz, Austria).
The Make a Move project has been developed under the European Capital of Culture programme – Rijeka 2020: Port of Diversity, project “Unreal Cities”. The project has been co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Rijeka, Rijeka 2020 Ltd., the European Capital of Culture Galway 2020, the Galway City Council, the Irish Arts Council, the Ajuntament de Sitges and the French Institute Barcelona.
The project title ‘Make a Move’ was inspired by a graffiti which we saw on a wall during a city walk on occasion of the third Rijeka workshop in October 2017.