Emergency Exit Arts
PLATFORM shift+ Inaugural Meeting, 2014
Total project grant (euros)
Percentage of budget funded
1 Nov 2014 - 31 Oct 2018
Number of partners in project
Pilot Theatre Ltd
Theater Junge Generation, Germany;
Elsinor Società Cooperativa Sociale, Italy;
Acgd Du Théâtre Massalia, France;
As Regionteatret I Møre Og Romsdal, Norway;
Cooperativa De Produção Artística Teatro Animação O Bando, Crl, Portugal;
Jihoceske Divadlo, Prispevkova Organizace, Czech Republic;
Universitetet I Agder, Norway;
Kolibri Gyermek- Es Ifjusagi Szinhaz Kiemelkedoen Kozhasznu Nonprofit Kft, Hungary;
Mittetulundusühing Vat Teater, Estonia
PLATFORM shift+ is a larger scale cooperation project announced by the European Commission under their European Culture Funding Stream Creative Europe. It consists of 11 partners from 9 countries – ten theatres and a university. As one of the UK’s most renowned companies in delivering performance work for young people and exploring innovative approaches to making and sharing work, Pilot Theatre is the leading organisation.
The artistic network PLATFORM shift+ was created to meet the new challenges of producing theatre for young people in the digital age. The partners have identified the urgent need to engage with digital technology in order to understand the target audience. Today's young people are digital natives who move naturally between real and virtual worlds. Theatre for them must respond to this new reality to sustain and grow existing audiences and build new audiences for the future. This will enable theatre to accurately portray young people's reality and inspire them with a belief in theatre as a unique live medium for modern times.
To achieve this the partners of PLATFORM shift+ plan a major investment in the professionalization of theatre makers on an international level. PLATFORM shift+ will develop 40 theatre productions based on newly developed plays/concepts, correlated to the reality of the digital age. In more than 50 activities it will connect theatre makers directly with young people in an artistic dialogue.
An extensive programme of interrelated activities will encourage transnational exchanges of artists/artistic products and provide training in digital technology through practice and international Creative Forums.
At the end of the project 10 Creative Forums all over Europe will offer training programmes and tools for sustainability of progress and ambition.