LUCity

Kirklees Theatre Trust

Cooperation Projects

England

2017

Total project grant (euros)

60,000

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

Culture

Call number

EACEA 45/2016

Project date

1 Aug 2017 - 31 Mar 2019

Number of partners in project

4

Lead organisation

Hisa! Drustvo Za Ljudi In Prostore, Socialno Podjetje, Slovenia

Partners

Comune di Giola del Colle, Italy

Kirklees Theatre Trust, UK

Associacao de Antigos Alunos da Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

LUCity will create an exciting series of light installations in both degraded urban spaces and in festivals, as a result of activities that will develop new links between citizens, urban spaces and the arts.

This will be achieved through an exchange where artists from each partner country will work in residence in another partner country, undertaking workshops with citizens from the local community to create light installations, which will then be placed in their urban living spaces.  Through this process, the artists gain new experiences and local citizens will have the opportunity to reclaim their cultural habitat through an artistic intervention. A programme will be organised alongside these workshops, it will offer opportunities for knowledge exchange between artists and the citizens, training and education for the local community.

The partners who are looking forward to sharing their knowledge, come from a diverse cultural and economic background, each an expert in their designated role.

The process of the project is designed to build audiences through engaging citizens in the local activities, creating a “commons” where the art will be created and where the finished work will be presented – thereby presenting their urban living space to a broader audience. To achieve the project goals, the partners will use several tools and strategies: emotional mapping, links to major festivals, and cooperation with schools and universities.

The timeline has been designed to meet the needs of the target participants and audiences, and of other key cultural activities in their towns (one is undertaking its workshops in a short intensive period; the others are undertaking theirs over a period of two years).To ensure the best possible result the partners will also work with Dr Steve Millington, an external expert on evaluation and dissemination.  The results of the evaluation will be presented at a seminar to be held in Matera, Italy, EU Capital of Culture 2019.

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