Land stewards AND artists

Activate Performing Arts

Cooperation Projects

England

2018

Total project grant (euros)

197,876.00

Sub-programme

Culture

Funding scheme

Creative Europe

Call number

EACEA 34/2018

Project date

1 Jun 2018 - 30 Nov 2019

Number of partners in project

3

Lead organisation

Stichting Terschellings Oerol Festival, Netherlands

Partners

Ilotopie Invent Interv Artisti, France

Activate Performing Arts, England

Artopolis Muveszeti Es Kulturalis Kozhasznu Egyesulet, Hungary

LAND (Land stewards AND artists) is a brand-new partnership that focuses on bringing together arts organisations that have a specialist interest in working in the landscape. 

LAND’s vision is to create a distinctive collaboration between artists, curators/programmers, land stewards/environmental organisations and the rural landscapes of the five countries in which the partners reside.

The aims of the LAND project are to:
1) To strengthen the relationship between partners, artists and land stewards in the creation and production of artistic work in the landscape. This is the major focus of the project;
2) To develop audiences for artistic work in the landscape, particularly targeting young people;
3) To develop the professional skills and abilities of partners and land stewards in the understanding of this specialist field of work.

LAND will create a new network of like-minded artistic teams from festivals in the Netherlands, France, UK, and Hungary to work with artists and producers to explore new ways of working with environmental organisations and land stewards. It will explore our relationship with the land, the science, the heritage through the medium of art, while taking account of major environmental issues. 

Outputs:
 - 39 installation/performances
 - 6 companies presented and over 25 artists benefiting
 - 12 environmental partners
 - 15,877 audience
 - 5 residencies
 - 1 University Course with 3 other universities engaging (2 at the seminars)
 - 20 workshops
 - 800 young participants
 - 2 professional meetings
 - 6 speakers (artists, partners)
 - 100 seminar participants

Outcomes:
 - new markets opening for artists across Europe
 - a stronger cohort of artists making landscape theatre
 - a new network of festivals with stronger relationships with their European counterparts
 - stronger relationships with land stewards
 - a body of work developed by the academic institutions that supports the practice in the industry.

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