Collective Moves: Libertalia lab and performance
SAFE REGENERATION LTD
Total project grant (euros)
Call publication date
1 Oct 2019
27 Nov 2019
Number of partners in project
SAFE REGENERATION LTD
CITY OF TURKU
Our European values of liberty are under threat, demonstrated by Brexit, isolationism, separation. Collective Moves is a partnership of 7 smaller European ECoC and cultural cities come together to inspire change through culture. 5 Libertalia performances will re-tell the forgotten stories of our cities European pirates, the ‘guardians of liberty’, who used collaboration and self-governance to found free Libertalia states. This model was 100% successful. We will share this model with our cities cultural practitioners in 5 Libertalia labs. To enable our cities to achieve our mutual ambition to hold the type of pan-city cultural celebrations that engages new cultural audiences. As smaller European cities we can only do this by training our talent base in site-specific multidisciplinary performance and seeding a culture of co-creation to support more ambitious bigger impact work to happen on less resource.
- Found ‘Collective Moves’ new pan-European community of practice over 3 years, to grow smaller European cities capacity to deliver high quality site-specific multidisciplinary performance. Delivering 5 Lbertalia ‘training through production’ labs that give 120 creative practitioners the skills and experience to co-produce 5 public performances.
- Encourage a new culture of mobile co-creation and self-governance in our creative ecology, to address isolation and separation limiting our ability to create ambitious work. Providing a platform for creative practitioners from 7 European counties to meet and co-create.
- Re-frame a new healthy collective narrative in 5 host city, that says ‘together we thrive’, inspired by our hidden European heritage of pirates who thrived through collective self-government. Told through 5 original Libertalia performances that look to engage audiences through shared heritage, representation and participation.
CML will support a more resilient healthy cultural economy for our cities.