The overall aim of the CAPP project is to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are working collaboratively across Europe.

Lead Partner

Create - Ireland (IE)


Agora Collective (DE); Habla En Arte (ES);Agora Collective Berlin (DE); Kunsthalle Osnabrueck (DE); hablarenarte (ES); Heart of Glass (UK); Live Art Development Agency (UK); Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art (HU); M-Cult Ry (FI); Tate Liverpool (UK).

Funding Strand

Larger Scale Cooperation Projects

Community Grant



The Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) is an ambitious transnational cultural programme focusing on the dynamic area of collaborative arts. The overall goal of CAPP is to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are working collaboratively across Europe, by enhancing mobility and exchange whilst at the same time engaging new publics and audiences for collaborative practices. The different strands of the CAPP programme consist of national and international professional development opportunities, artist residencies, commissioned works, public presentations and debates, and a major showcase to be held in 2018. Throughout the partner communities CAPP will provide creative spaces with the potential to bring out new conversations, meaningful relationships and transformative forms of collaborative engagement.

Testimonial from Irish Partner

“ It has been a real thrill to have the  CAPP programme support over 500 artists in the space of 18 months.  Create as lead partner is aware that we have created great opportunities across the EU for artists to share learning and stimulating ideas about collaborative and participatory practice, that will in turn inspire some amazing participatory projects with communities across Europe, growing audiences for arts participation and at the same time showing the power of culture to reach many different groups be it minorities, young people, migrants or marginalised communities. The democratic nature of collaborative arts means it can empower communities to engage meaningfully with artists on contemporary art projects, in a rich variety of social and community contexts.”

Ailbhe Murphy, director Create and PROJECT LEAD, CAPP