PLATFORM shift+

Pilot Theatre Ltd

Cooperation Projects

England

2014

Total project grant (euros)

2,000,000

Percentage of budget funded

37.93

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

Culture

Call number

EAC/S16/2013

Number of partners in project

10

Lead organisation

Pilot Theatre Ltd

Partners

Acgd Du Théâtre Massalia, France

As Regionteatret I Møre Og Romsdal, Norway

Cooperativa De Produção Artística Teatro Animação O Bando, Crl, Portugal

Elsinor Società Cooperativa Sociale, Italy

Emergency Exit Arts, UK

Jihoceske Divadlo, Prispevkova Organizace, Czech Republic

Kolibri Gyermek- Es Ifjusagi Szinhaz Kiemelkedoen Kozhasznu Nonprofit Kft, Hungary

Mittetulundusühing Vat Teater, Estonia

Theater Junge Generation, Germany

Universitetet I Agder, Norway

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.

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