Year

2020

Summary

The Island Connect project will invite over fifty artists from five island countries of Europe to take part in research and creative artistic residencies to create new works through artistic practices of dance, theatre and circus.

Lead Partner

Domino Udruge, Croatia

Co-Partner(s)
  • Irish Aerial Creation Centre, Clare, Ireland 
  • BIRCA - Bækkelund International Residency Center for Artists, Bornholm, Denmark
  • C.IN.E., Centre d'Investigació Escènica de Sineu, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • ENTROPIA, Athens, Greece. 
Funding Strand

Smaller Scale Cooperation Projects

Community Grant

€199,750

Description

The Island Connect (2020 - 2022) project emerged from a two-year research phase between three cultural operators from Croatia, Denmark and Spain. During this period, collaboration and exchange models were developed between the organisations, selected artists and island communities.

The Island Connect project will invite over fifty artists from five island countries of Europe to take part in research and creative artistic residencies to create new works. The work will explore notions of insularity from a diverse range of perspectives including geographic, social, economic, and philosophic viewpoints through artistic practices of dance, theatre and circus.

Island Connect will engage local audiences, communities, traditions, folk tales, and fables to reveal creative ways in which islands might connect. Artists will be given time, resources, mentoring and production support to enable these discoveries through artistic practices of dance, theatre and circus.

Island Connect will issues calls to invite more than fifty artists from five island countries of Europe to take part in research and artistic residencies. New work will explore the theme of insularity from a diverse range of perspectives. The involvement of local audiences and communities will be vital to this work as will island traditions, customs and folklore. 

The project aims to:

  • Provide artists with time, resources, mentoring and production support to enable discoveries through artistic practices of dance, theatre and circus.
  • Support twenty new artistic creations that will be presented between the five partners, involving local island communities in the five countries. 
  • Reveal new and creative ways in which island communities can connect with each other.