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Theatre in Palm (2022)

Go and See in Reggio Emilia, Italy
Go and See in Reggio Emilia, Italy
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Theatre in Palm (2022)
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Irish Partner
Smashing Times
  • Lead Partner: Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Irish Partner: Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, Ireland
  • Intercult Productions, Sweden
  • Fondazione E35 per la progettazione internazionale, Italy
  • JAIT International Theatre, Portugal
  • Stichting ZID, the Netherlands
  • Anazitit Es Theatrou, Cyprus
  • European Theatre and Film Institute, Belgium
  • THOC, Greece
  • Homemade Culture, Romania
  • Oecon Group, Bulgaria.
Funding Strand
European Platforms
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The Platform ‘European Theatre platform for supporting emerging artists cooperation and resilience’ (Theatre in Palm) acts as an incubator for new voices from the page to the stage with main emphasis on their professional development and enhancement of their cooperation with artists and artist organisations from other platform countries.

The Theatre in Palm Platform involves 12 organisations from 12 European countries. The platform will involve activities with over 3,000 emerging artists of which 384 will receive financial or institutional support to co-create, educate, and develop their skills and promote their work. It also seeks to increase access to and participation in cultural events and activities, as well as audience engagement and development.

Theatre in Palm Platform aims to:

  • increase the visibility and the circulation of European emerging artists and works outside their own borders
  • increase access to and participation in cultural events and activities, as well as audience engagement and development
  • support emerging artists and cultural performers to co-create, cooperate, and promote their work.

Who are emerging artists?

  • theatre or performing arts students
  • recent graduates (0-5 years)
  • other newcomers in the field of professional theatre
  • people interested in gaining new professional competences and making new openings in the field of performing arts
‘As part of the Theatre in Palm project, Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality hosted a range of artist talks, workshops and performances presented live for the annual Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival in October 2023. Artists and guests from all 11 partner countries took part in the festival. Smashing Times organised and documented four mobilities- two inward and two outward – in 2023, sending and receiving artists and company representatives. In 2023, Ireland sent two artists - Féilim James, writer and Michael McCabe, actor, movement choreographer and facilitator - to Cyprus and Italy respectively, and hosted two inward bound people from two different partner countries, Cyprus and Italy.’ Source: Smashing Times website)
Smashing Times website

About Irish Member, Smashing Times

The Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, incorporating Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company and Smashing Times Youth Arts Ensemble, is dedicated to the promotion, study and practice of the arts and equality.

The centre operates as a world class arts space and digital hub for artists, activists, communities and the general public across Ireland and internationally, providing a resource service and a training and networking agency in relation to using high quality creative processes and collaborative arts practice to promote human rights and equality for all.

Theatre in Palm Website

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