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Magic Carpets Platform

Magic Carpets EVA Siobhan
Project Type
Visual Arts
Magic Carpets Platform
Irish Partner
EVA International, Limerick
  • Lead Partner: Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania
  • Open Space Innsbruck (Austria)
  • LAB 852.d.o.o (Croatia)
  • Prague Biennale (Czech Republic)
  • Trempolino (France)
  • Tblisi Photo Festival (Georgia)
  • Centre for Contemporary Art – Tblisi (Georgia)
  • KUNSTrePUBLIC – ZK/U (Germany)
  • Latitudo SRL (Itlay)
  • New Theatre Institute of Latvia (Latvia)
  • Ideias Emergentes (Portugal)
  • META Cultural Foundation (Romania)
  • Nora Kulturno Naselje (Serbia)
  • Folkstone Fringe (UK)
  • Jam Factory Art Centre (Ukraine)
Funding Strand
European Platforms
Year Funded
Funding Amount

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Magic Carpets (2018 - 2021) is a platform uniting fifteen European cultural organisations that create opportunities for emerging artists to embark on journeys to unknown lands and to create, together with local artists and local communities, new works that highlight local specificities and compensate for the shortage of story-telling existing in modern society by enhancing cultural accessibility, cultural activism and participation.

In November, 2020, Irish partner EVA, launched Dhá Theanga, a new platform of multi-language audio responses which have been developed in response to the 39th EVA International exhibition programme as part of the MagiC Carpets Platform co-funded by Creative Europe.

Dhá Theanga is part of EVA's Better Words initiative which empowers new forms of access and engagement with contemporary art in a bid to overcome some of the access barriers surrounding language that can often limit broader engagement with contemporary art.

The Dhá Theanga project engaged with local multi-linguists in Limerick to explore a creative mediation of the exhibition programme that resulted in audio responses in the languages of Nigerian Pidgin English, Catalan, Polish and Irish. The project sought to expand EVA's reach to language communities other than English and show the creative language abilities within the local Limerick community. Find out more and listen to the pieces here.

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