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Revelland (2022)

Revelland Launch Utrecht 2023
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Music, Immersive Experiences, Accessibility
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Revelland (2022)
Irish Partner
CWB
Co-Partners
  • Irish Partner: CWB
  • LEAD PARTNER: STICHTING POSSIBILIZE (Netherlands)
  • Svetat Na Maria (Bulgaria)
  • Live (Developing Musical Actions) (France)
  • European Association Of Service Providers For Persons With Disabilities (Belgium)
  • Keepon Live (Italy)
  • Vitamin Arte Sl (Spain)
Funding Strand
Cooperation Projects Medium Scale
Year Funded
2022
Funding Amount
€996,399

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Revelland is a collaborative European network aimed at making live music performances more accessible and interesting for people with disabilities, without separating them from the rest of the audience.

Revelland (2023 - 2025) is a collaborative European network aimed at making live music performances more accessible and interesting for people with disabilities, without separating them from the rest of the audience. By adding sensory effects to live music performances, they will become more immersive and interesting to a broad audience. This way both performers and audience members with a disability benefit.

After a pilot project that is now reaching its final phase, we want to upscale and broaden our cooperation. In six European countries we will work towards multisensory performances of selected bands on 4 - 6 festivals throughout Europe.

Revelland offers training and coaching in immersion, accessibility and sensory effects. The performing groups learn and discover how to integrate other senses in their performances and develop a multisensory set that is immersive for the regular audience as well as for people with hearing impairments or an intellectual disability.

In the development process, two inclusion boards and local focus groups both consisting of people with disabilities will give feedback. The multisensory acts will be showcased at Sencity Festival 2024 and performed in several renowned national and international live music festivals for which people with disabilities will be targeted at in the publicity activities.

The project will conduct research on accessibility and immersion in two festivals. Both people with disabilities and the common audience will be observed in their reactions to the performances of the participating bands and on other non-sensitized acts. Their experiences and insights, including concrete manuals for adding senses, will be disseminated within the partner networks, at conferences and online.

'It was a huge win for our team at CWB to be a partner on the second Creative Europe funded Revelland Project. We are on a two-year journey in which 7 European partners – Possibilize, CWB, Live DMA, Maria’s World, Signmark, KeepON and EASPD – will develop a new way of experiencing the dimension of live music. Together with key Festivals (Sziget Festival, Cooltural Almeria, Colours of Ostrava, ESNS, Roskilde Festival and KeepOn LIVE FEST) and of course the musicians, music experts, bands and our Inclusion Board, we plan to transform live performances to immersive, sensory and accessible experiences.' Joe Clarke, Director CWB

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