Magic Carpets

Magic Carpets


Maximum Grant Awarded 500.000 €
Project Leader: Viesoji Istaiga Kauno Bienale LT
Novo kulturno naselje RS
Biedriba latvijas Jauna Teatra LV
Center for Contemporary Art – Tbilisi GE
EVA International Biennial of Visual Art Limited IE
Folkestone Fringe UK
Ideias Emergentes PT
Kunstrepublik E.V. DE
Lab 852 d.o.o. za promidžbu HR
Latitudo Srl IT
META Cultural Foundation RO
Prague Biennale CZ
Stowarzyszenie Industrial Art PL

The Platform MAGIC CARPETS combined of 13 partners from different corners of Europe has been created to support and showcase emerging artists and culture professionals for implementation of audience development strategy and stimulation of international cultural activities.

Non-national emerging artists and culture professionals will be given the opportunity to create and work together with local communities in the form of residencies, exploring local context in the broad concept of a magic carpet which refers to the stories that take us to another place and a long tradition of nomadism.

Artists and creators together with partners’ organisations, mainly, established festivals, will rethink their activities in relation to staying relevant to the audience nowadays and establishing long-term relationships in the face of social and digital transitions, and evaluate how artistic processes and civil society engagement can become mutually inspiring activities and improve communal life of European cities and regions.

By residencies, workshops, exhibitions, evaluation and monitoring, online platform, strong communication and branding activities, the platform aims to become European quality label for contemporary emerging artists and communities across Europe. It will establish a European Community Award CO-CREATE & COMPREHEND. The award will be provided for the projects in which communities are open to share their stories, resources and skills with artists and cultural professionals to create a better cultural, emotional, and thus social environment together.

Cherishing European values with artists, local communities and geographically balanced members as well as our audiences, the platform will contribute to the solutions to the challenges that Europe faces today in order showcase once more culture’s soft power to foster intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding.