Comics - A new language for Europe

LAKES ARTS FESTIVAL

England

2020

Total project grant (euros)

200,000.00 €

Sub-programme

Culture

Funding scheme

Creative Europe

Call number

EACEA 32/2019

Call publication date

1 Oct 2019

Application deadline

27 Nov 2019

Number of partners in project

5

Lead organisation

LYON BANDE DESSINÉE ORGANISATION

Partners

CENTRE BELGE DE LA BANDE DESSINÉE - BELGISCH STRIPCENTRUM

ESCUELA DE COMIC

FORLAGET FABEL - ART BUBBLE DANISH INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL

LAKES ARTS FESTIVALS

The "Comics - A new language for Europe" project is a pilot project bringing together five European organisations representing different elements of the comic book ecosystem: a higher education institution, festivals, a publishing house, a museum. It aims to strengthen the comic book sector in Europe by experimenting with collaborative working methods.

It promotes the transnational mobility of artworks, workers and creators as a means to significantly upscale the work. It prefigures a European comics community capable of positioning creators and organizations at a European level and challenging the historical dominance of the American and Japanese giants.

The project will experiment with professional training actions (summer camp and residency pathways), creative assistance (grants and residencies), dissemination of results in Europe and outside Europe (European comic book catalogue, large-scale dissemination channels) and mediation around the transformational power of comics (in particular through literacy workshops with comics).

"Comics - A new language for Europe" will enable its organisers to test new ways of working together internally and across sectors, which will strengthen their skills and boost their profile and longevity.

The project partners, complementary and united by a field of common values, constitute the embryo of a future network capable of bringing the sector together at European level. This network will develop the capacities of its members, represent the sector at international trade fairs and markets, and consolidate a common culture built throughout this experimental project.

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