BUZZ Network

Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

Cooperation Projects

Scotland

2019

Total project grant (euros)

198,210

Sub-programme

Culture

Funding scheme

Creative Europe

Call number

EACEA 34/2018

Location

Edinburgh

Number of partners in project

5

Lead organisation

Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

Partners

BRONKS Jeugdtheater, Belgium

National Association for Youth Drama, Ireland

Rogaland Teater AS, Norway

Theater Bremen/ Junge Akteure, Germany

BUZZ Network is a 3-year project which enables 5 European partners to share and develop best practice in Youth Theatre across Europe for the first time. They will host 7 specialist Labs for Artists and Cultural Leaders in Scotland,Ireland, Norway, Belgium and Germany and 5 strategic Network Development meetings. These exchanges will engage 116 professionals from over 20 European countries.

The Partners will undertake the first ever mapping research of Youth Theatre across Europe which identifies sector-leading venues and practice and will create a new website portal which increases awareness of cross-border opportunities and solidarity for over 28,5000 European Youth Theatre participants and professionals. By delivering BUZZNetwork's activities, the Partners will help cross-pollinate Europe’s Youth Theatre sectors with knowledge, skills, contacts and resources and establish a new pan-European network of Youth Theatre collaboration and development for the sector.

Objectives:
- Increasing knowledge and awareness of Youth Theatre practice and structures across Europe.
- Defining, exploring and sharing leading Youth Theatre practice between partners and across Europe.
- Developing the artistic practice of Youth Theatre Artists and Cultural Leaders, broadening their networks, and increasing their professional confidence of working at a European level.
- Enabling young people from partner countries to be exposed to and work with professionals from other European countries.
- Youth Theatre practice from partner countries benefits as a result of the project activities.
- Establishing a network model for exchange and mobility of Youth Theatre Artists and Cultural Leaders that can be expanded across Europe.
- Increasing the visibility and positioning of youth theatre as a professional sector, internationally recognised practice and artform that is key to arts policy and provision.

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