Year

2018

Summary

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.

Lead Partner

Creative Laboratory of Contemporary Theatre KRILA (Hungary)

Co-Partner(s)
Funding Strand

Smaller Scale Cooperation Projects

Community Grant

Amount awarded: €200,000

Description

The Make a Move project will test an innovative Art Incubator program, designed particularly for non-institutionalised theatre practitioners and small independent cultural operators primarily from the field of contemporary movement-based theatre. 

The first group of 10 full-time participants and 30 auditing participants from at least 5 European countries will have the opportunity to develop their artistic and professional skills and grow their production proposals through co-creation processes in collaboration with the international group of artists. 

The ‘Digital Practices’ Art Incubator was the first pilot Art Incubator of the ‘Make a Move’ project. It was organised and hosted by Galway Theatre Festival and took place from April 25th – May 4th 2019 in Galway City and out on Inis Oirr, an island off the coast of County Galway.

The ‘Digital Practices’ Art Incubator brought together a group of 10 international artists selected for ‘Make a Move’ together for the first time. It also saw 10 Irish artists join this group for the co-creation laboratory: Anja Kersten, Eileen McClory, John Rogers, Sandra González Bandera, Liza Cox, Conor Geoghegan, Orlaith Ní Chearra, Francesca Castellano, Gráinne O’Carroll and Cathal McGuire.

The project will identify at least 5 new cooperation opportunities and initiate applications to sources of funding producing a target of theatre productions for display at European Capital of Cultures in Galway, Ireland and Rijeka, Croatia.

Testimonial from Irish Partner

'The Make a Move project has been a wonderful experience for Galway Theatre Festival. The project has raised our profile with local and national funders, artists and audiences. We have made significant links with European organisations involved in supporting independent artists. James Riordan (Galway-based resident artist) has built strong transnational links with other artists and is developing projects with these artists strengthening the links between international artists and the wider community in Galway. 

The Make a Move project has enabled us to build our capacity to support independent theatre artists, furthering the goals and ethos of the festival.'
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