Year

2019

Summary

Centre Stage is a European collaborative project for professional women artists in the performing arts and music. It’s a project that aims to contribute to positive change at both individual and structural levels for women performing artists in Europe.

Lead Partner

Kultur I Vast (Sweden)

Co-Partner(s)
  • Theatre Forum (Ireland)
  • Agencia Andaluza De Instituciones Culturales (Spain)
  • Cultural Development Administration of Region Västra Götaland (Sweden).
Funding Strand

Smaller Scale Cooperation Projects

Community Grant

€200,000

Description

Centre Stage is a European collaborative project for professional women artists in the performing arts and music. It’s a project that aims to contribute to positive change at both individual and structural levels for women performing artists in Europe. Centre Stage will support professional women artists across Europe to further develop their careers.

A collaboration between Cultural Development Administration of Region Västra Götaland, Theatre Forum and Agencia Andaluza de Instituciones Culturales through Escuela Publica de Formacion Cultural de Andalucia, the project started in September 2019 and runs until March 2022. The Centre Stage project consists of three parts:

Centre Stage | Core

A training and coaching programme for women performing artists to develop their communication and artistic leadership skills. 24 artists, eight each from Sweden, Ireland and Spain, will focus on self-promotion and career management skills in order to develop their careers trans-nationally.

Centre Stage | Online

An online course for women performing artists around Europe who want to develop communication and artistic leadership skills. The online course is free of charge and opens in Spring 2020.

Centre Stage | Programming for Diversity

In order to contribute to changes at a structural level, a Centre Stage film about equal opportunities in the performing arts will be produced. At conferences and events in the three partner countries, discussions on gender equality, equal opportunities, and how to achieve change in the performing arts will be arranged.