EMERGENCE From shared experience to new creativity: Living Heritage/Reframing Memory

Victoria And Albert Museum

Cooperation Projects



Total project grant (euros)




Funding scheme

Creative Europe

Call number

EACEA 34/2018

Project date

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. 

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