Stronger Peripheries: a Southern Coalition

Acts within cultural policies through the creation of artistic productions and the promotion of capacity building activities designed to involve communities and cultural professionals in a shared effort.

Stronger Peripheries: a Southern Coalition

Created in 2020, Stronger Peripheries: a Southern Coalition is a large-scale cooperation project cooperação de larga escala supported by the EU’s Creative Europe program, the first of its kind led by Artemrede. It acts within the performing arts sector through the creation of artistic productions, the training of creative and cultural workers, and the proposal of new cultural policies based on the promotion and assessment of participative practices. It is the inaugural project stemming from the Southern Coalition, an informal association that prompts cooperation between cultural agents based in the countries of the Mediterranean basin and the Balkans.

Stronger Peripheries is a network addressing peer-based activation of skills, and the cultural development of territories. It is based on an innovative tandem model, calling for joint work and dialogue between two partners for each action’s concoction.

Audiences’ outreach and development, artistic creation and capacity building activities will allow for multiple transnational mobility and cooperation opportunities throughout a period of four years (2020 to 2024), encompassing the following actions:

- coproduction and touring of 12 new performances;

- implementation of 21 capacity-building activities (including seminars and workshops), open to cultural workers and aiming at the development of new inclusive cultural models;

- creation of 30 hosting communities, with which the artists are spurred to work on specific topics, grounded in local contexts;

- holding of 2 International Conferences and 1 publication for the dissemination of the project’s results.

Stronger Peripheries gathers 14 partners, from 10 european countries: Artemrede (PT), Asociatia Centrul Cultural Clujean (RO), Associazione Culturale l’Arboreto (IT), Bunker, zavod za organizacijo in izvedbo kulturnih prireditev (SI), Consorci Transversal Xarxa d’Activitats Culturals (ES), Fakultet dramskih umetnosti (RS), ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (PT), PCAI Awareness Raising (GR), Pergine Spettacolo Aperto (IT), Pogon – Zagrebacki centar za nezavisnu kulturu i mlade (HR), PRO Progressione Kulturalis Nonprofit Kozhasznu KFT (HU), OCCITANIE EN SCÈNE (formlerly know as Réseau en Scène Languedoc-Roussilon)- association regionale de coordination et de diffusion des arts spectacle en Languedoc-Roussillon (FR), Teatro di Sardegna Centro di Iniziativa Teatrale Società Cooperativa A R.L. (IT), Universitat de Barcelona (ES).

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