Comics - A new language for Europe
LAKES ARTS FESTIVAL
Total project grant (euros)
Call publication date
1 Oct 2019
27 Nov 2019
Number of partners in project
LYON BANDE DESSINÉE ORGANISATION
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.