Group photo at the inaugural PLATFORM shift+ meeting in 2014

PLATFORM shift+ Creative Forum - Call For Speakers and Presenters

PLATFORM shift+ is a 4 year programme, supported by Creative Europe, connecting 11 cultural partners across Europe to meet the challenges and take the opportunities of producing theatre work for young people in an age when they as audiences and participants move fluidly between their real and virtual lives. PLATFORM shift+ aims to enable theatre-makers to connect with and reflect young people's reality and inspire them with a belief in theatre as a unique live medium for modern times.

Alongside the development and production of 40 theatre texts and concepts over the 4 years, a programme of 13 Creative Forums will take place between 2015 and 2018. These interdisciplinary Creative Forums will support, encourage and inspire the transnational exchanges of artists and their works through foregrounding the most innovative practices, case studies, and responses to the growing use of technologies in everyday life and the arts. 

8-9 June 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal

29 September-1 October 2015 - Manchester, England 

22-25 April 2017 - Talinn, Estonia   

September 2018 (exact dates tbc) - Creative Forums in 10 Partner Cities       

If you would like to apply to speak, exhibit, or perform a TED style talk for between 15 and 30 minutes in Lisbon, describe the topic or area you would like to address, and how it applies to one or more of the four areas of interest outlined above. The deadline for submission is Sunday 29 March 2015. Expenses and an honorarium fee will be provided. 

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