LIBERTY: A New European Generation - Exploring Freedom and Identity through Creative Integ

Artreach Events Ltd

Cooperation Projects

England

2019

Total project grant (euros)

1,303,678

Sub-programme

Culture

Funding scheme

Creative Europe

Call number

EACEA 34/2018

Location

Leicester

Number of partners in project

12

Lead organisation

Artreach Events Ltd

Partners

Altonale GMH, Germany

Centar Za Promociju Zdravnh Stilova Zivota Udruzenje, Serbia

Cesie, Italy

CNC Danse, France

Fr Par Den Selvejende Institution Swinging Europe Forening, Denmark

European Educational Exchanges - Youth For Understanding Aisbl, Belgium

Foreningen Aalborg Karneval, Denmark

Museo Dei Bambini Societa Cooperativa Sociale Onlus, Italy

Pionirski Dom - Center Za Kulturo Mladih, Slovenia

Si Par Teatrul National Radu Stanca Sibiu, Romania

Ro Par Trafo Kortars Muveszetek Haza, Hungary

LIBERTY is an ambitious and innovative creative response to current challenges facing the European Union. At a time of significant change for Europe - with substantial movement of people and arrival into Europe of refugees; disturbing breakdown in community cohesion, focused by the terrorist threat; and the implications of BREXIT (and other possible EU structural change), ArtReach and partners want to focus on the positive impact of creative integration through art and culture, helping to forge new sense of identity and place (both locally and Europe-wide) with strong engagement from young people. We also want to significantly develop and enhance a process of artist and artistic collaboration and audience development that previous ArtReach-led Creative Europe projects have initiated.

LIBERTY brings together 12 cultural partners from 10 countries, partners with shared values, passions and commitment to engage young artists and young audiences. LIBERTY will forge a vibrant curatorial and development team, enabling artists and cultural professionals to work together over three years, commissioning at least 75 new collaborative works from 750 young artists that are presented as free access events across Europe and with transnational circulation.

Inside Out Performance, Processional Theatre, Liberty Wall-Art, Outdoor Digital Arts projects, workshops and seminars will together explore our theme of creative integration and identity, encompassing festivals, venues, interdisciplinary arts, training and conferences. Embedded in the project is commitment to audience development and education/training, prioritising culturally diverse and disadvantaged communities, including refugees, those from deprived socio-economic backgrounds and disabled people. LIBERTY will conclude with a five month pan-European programme from May to September 2022, maximising new technology to share works and ideas as widely as possible.

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