EMERGENCE From shared experience to new creativity: Living Heritage/Reframing Memory
Victoria And Albert Museum
Total project grant (euros)
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
Number of partners in project
Institut Umeni - Divadelni Ustav, Czech Republic
Theatrikos Organismos Kyprou, Cyprus
Izolyatsia. Platform For Cultural Initiatives, Ukraine
Hogskolen I Ostfold, Norway
Victoria And Albert Museum, England
Instytut Teatralny Im. Zbigniewa Raszewskiego, Poland
Latvijas Jauna Teatra Instituts, Latvia
EMERGENCE is focused on performance in the context of our European heritage.
Many people work to create performances – designers, directors, actors, dancers, musicians, fine and visual artists, digital artists, producers and managers – and this project will bring together a range of these “performance creators” from across Europe to create work that responds to the specific contexts of selected heritage sites, undertaking a program of workshops, masterclasses, artist residencies, site performances and exhibitions.
This work will mine the collective cultural memory of the heritage sites to create powerful audience experiences, showing that heritage is an evolving process of constant re-negotiation of connectivity and relationships in today’s globalized world. The project will also support the development of the next generation of performance creators as the activities are specifically designed to connect young artists with established professionals while placing emerging artists at the center of the work.
We make up a powerful group of 7 partners from all across Europe and one associate partner in Taiwan. By receiving the support from Creative Europe this strong group of partners will, by joining their resources and networks, facilitate wide access to a rich, high quality range of diverse cultural expressions from all over Europe and enable a dialogue through professional and cultural exchanges encouraging mutual understanding among European cultures.
We will organize activities resulting in 40 grant supported events and projects in 7 European countries and Taiwan involving at least 1000 artists and professionals, 3000 students and emerging performance creators, and 430,00 public audience members. In addition we would like to reach more than 50 000 students, young artists, professionals and educators indirectly through long-term projects including the traveling exhibitions, publication work, use of the interview recordings and research.