Year

2019

Summary

BE PART project will create a European network of co-authors, supported by artists and organisations, to collectively foster new approaches and structures for the co-creation and mobility of artworks. It will focus on four key topics - POWER, POLITICS, PLACE, PUBLICS.

Lead Partner

Santarcangelo dei Teatri (Italy)

Co-Partner(s)
  • Cork Midsummer Festival, Ireland
  • Scottish Sculpture Workshop (UK)
  • Artsadmin (UK)
  •  Association Festival De Marseille (France)
  • Kansallisgalleria (Finland)
  • Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Belgium)
  • L'Art Rue (Tunsia)
  • Latvijas Jauna Teatra Instituts (Latvia)
  • City Of Women (Slovenia)
Funding Strand

Larger Scale Cooperation Projects

Community Grant

€1,448,000

Description

BE PART (2019 - 2023) is an audience and organisational development project in the field of participatory art practices implemented by 10 EU and non-EU partners. The project will create a European network of co-authors, supported by artists and organisations to collectively foster new approaches and structures for the co-creation and mobility of artworks.

BE PART is a practical and critical exploration of collaborative art-making and sharing. It goes beyond defining multiple communities as ‘participants’ proposing them as co-authors of the artistic processes with specific knowledges and experiences to share.

The activities of the project will be developed in collaboration with local citizens involved as co-authors. The core activities will include:  

  • 10 fieldworks as long research processes on participatory art practices by each PP, including artists residencies;
  • Complementary public events and workshops;
  • 4 international assemblies as large-scale public gatherings focusing on 4 key topics - POWER, POLITICS, PLACE, PUBLICS - to be delivered by multiple communities;
  • 10 Public programmes as part of larger festival or autonomous, enabling large local and international audience development and transnational mobility;
  • Symposium as international event to place BE PART outcomes into broader performing arts theory & discourse of XXI Century.

BE PART will result in a guide to ethics and economics of socially-engaged practice which will take the form of a series of questions, acknowledging the unique context created when a community, artists and organisations come together.