MAKE A MOVE

Project MAKE A MOVE was launched in Rijeka in October 2018 and involves a collaboration between art organizations from Croatia, Ireland, Spain, and Romania.

Make a Move is an Art Incubator for contemporary European non-institutionalised theatre which will bring together non-institutionalised theatre organizations and artists from all over Europe. This innovative incubating environment will provide non-institutionalised theatre practitioners with the opportunity to develop their artistic and professional skills and grow their production proposals from the stage of creative ideas to different stages of production.

THE CHALLENGE

Contemporary theatre includes a variety of art genres such as physical theatre, corporeal mime, and improvisational theatre. Very few of them, however, have made it into the mainstream cultural institutions. Most remain marginalized to the world of small independent cultural operators who lack the capacities and resources to scale their activities and bring them to a wide audience.
The goal of Make a Move project is to contribute to the revitalization of European theatre by mobilizing the unutilized creative and innovative potential of these non-institutionalised and independent theatre practices.

THE PROJECT

The goal of the ‘Make a Move’ project is to develop and pilot an innovative incubating environment in which small independent cultural operators primarily from the field of contemporary movement-based theatre will have the opportunity to develop their artistic and professional skills and grow their production proposals from the stage of creative ideas to the stage of a full theatre production.

The project will accomplish this by creating a sustainable transnational co‐creation laboratory in the field of contemporary theatre, starting with the development of need-based curriculum, continuing in the execution of three co-creation laboratory sessions, producing a target of theatre productions for display at European Capital of Culture 2020 occasions in Rijeka (Croatia) and Galway (Ireland).

In the process, the project will create capacity building tools and practices that will constitute a blueprint for a sustainable and mobile theatre incubator and raise awareness about the societal and artistic significance of non-institutionalised organizations practices.

KEY PROJECT ACTIVITIES

» Develop and pilot an innovative incubating environment (a co-creation laboratory) in which at least 5 theatre companies from 5 different Creative Europe program countries will grow their production proposals from the stage of creative ideas to the stage of full international production.
» Create capacity building tools and practices that will constitute a blueprint for the activities of a sustainable theatre Incubator.
» Raise awareness about the role of non-institutionalised theatre practices and their place in European intangible cultural heritage and increase their visibility.

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Project Leader:
Creative Laboratory of Contemporary Theatre KRILA (Rijeka, Croatia)

Project Partners:
Galway Theatre Festival (Galway, Ireland)
The Institute of the Arts Barcelona (Sitges, Spain)
University of Arts Targu-Mures (Târgu Mureș, Romania)

Associates:
ACTS Laboratory for Performance Practices (Oslo, Norway)
MOVEO – Center for Creation and Formation (Barcelona, Spain)
Platform 88 (Montpellier, France)
Poulpe Electrique (Pariz, France)
ToTum TeaTre (Barcelona, Spain)
Working Life (Graz, Austria)

Funders/Supporters:
EACEA – Creative Europe
Rijeka2020 – European Capital of Culture
Galway 2020 – European Capital of Culture
City of Rijeka
Arts Council Ireland
Ajuntament de Sitges

Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union