Download our Case Studies publication Across Borders Across the Board featuring profiles of all of the projects funded under the Culture Programme 2007-2013 that involved Irish organisations. Take a look at some examples of Creative Europe funded projects below and get some ideas for your own activities. These are mostly projects involving Irish partners. You can see who their partners were, the types of activities that were funded and follow links to the projects' websites.
Art form: Performing Arts
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.
The Make a Move project will test an innovative Art Incubator program, designed for non-institutionalised theatre practitioners and small independent cultural operators primarily from the field of contemporary movement-based theatre.
A Map on the aesthetics of performing arts for early years is an artistic research project focused on creating a sensory-based relationship with very young children, from 0 to 6 years, through performing arts.
The POWER project aims to involve socially vulnerable people such as disabled and migrant disabled people, in the production of theatre performances. It will also help enhance the skills and knowledge of producers that organise artistic activities for disabled people.
PUSH+ project will stimulate European dialogue and initiate new artistic ideas and performances around three topics in performance for young audiences - Home, Failure and Different Bodies. Each topic will have a year-long focus with a Lab, Residency and Festival Visit/Presentation. PUSH+ will also explore three artistic formats - Participatory, Site-specific and Inter-generational across all three topics.
The Legend of Great Birth was a project implemented in the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. It aimed to promote common European heritage in relation to creation myths through the use of theatre.
Trasna na Líne / Crossing the Line will meet the new challenges of producing and touring theatre made by learning disabled and non-disabled theatre makers. It aims to bring their artists together to learn, create and develop connections with a wider network of European theatre companies. Part of the project will include Crossing the Line Festival during Galway 2020.
Womarts aims to highlight and support the creativity of women from a cross-sectoral perspective with a focus on the following sectors of the Cultural and Creative Industries: Literature/publishing/comics; Fine & Visual arts including printmaking, lens based media, new digital tendencies; Performing arts (music & performances); Cinema.
WoW is a project by women on women which addresses issues of gender equality in a diverse and multicultural Europe, through an historical and contemporary perspective. WoW will promote girls and women’s empowerment by strengthening their voices and participation, and by providing a new model of social and economic integration of migrant, refugee and minority groups of women.
12 Points! is a critically acclaimed annual festival and showcase for emerging European jazz talent.
Eunetstar (EUropean NETwork of STreet ARts) was established to promote higher quality street, open-air and site-specific theatre productions, and to increase the popularity of this rich vein of artistic expression.
‘In praise of shadows’ was an exhibition about shadows, shadow theatre and silhouettes, based on old and contemporary folk tales and simple narratives.
A theatre design project involving the most prominent experts and artists in theatre design in order to bring this important exposition to the next level.
MAP XXL promotes the mobility of artists and cultural workers from all disciplines with a view to stimulating new creative processes.
Eight European festivals have joined forces to stimulate the coproduction and transnational circulation of new works by the great European artists of tomorrow and in so doing to encourage the artistic renewal of the contemporary performing arts in Europe. The artists we want to support through this collaboration have already demonstrated their potential in their first artistic works. Now they are ready to take an important next step in their careers, taking on projects on a larger scale that will circulate in Europe and reach a wider audience.
‘ONE’ - a large scale performance project with 100 actors giving truthful answers to a simple honest question
A performing arts project based on European myths and legends.
A six-day programme of talks, workshops, demonstrations and performances for Irish and European theatre practitioners.
MERIDIANS is a European network for the performing arts in non-conventional venues which was established in 2006. The network exists to promote the creation and co-production of works based on exchanges between artists and partners from various European Union countries in the field of the performing arts. These should inhabit and use the city as a stage to link its citizens to non-conventional theatre languages.
‘Wires Crossed: Head, Heart, Balance’ formed a new professional funambulism (tight-rope walking) ensemble to create and tour new work that will be premiere at Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture and will also feature in Timisoara ECOC 2021.