Port of Dreamers

Port of Dreamers

15/10/2018

Project Leader: Dubrovačke ljetnje igre, Croatia

Kulturanova, Serbia

Slovensko narodno gledalisce Maribor, Slovenia

Maximum Grant Awarded: 188.000,00 €

Port of Dreamers is an international collaboration project aimed at exploring the narratives, memories and places of migrations by creating artistic projects dealing with 100 years of migrations on European continent and at the same time offering different artistic tools to current refugees to express and redefine their own experiences.

The exploration of the migrations topics will result in development of innovative modes of co-creation, production of new works by young and emerging artists and encourage team-working and audience development. Ultimately, the Port of Dreamers seeks to explore the value of arts as an anthropological and cultural research tool and the power of this dimension to support the integration of refugees in Europe by giving the opportunity to artists and refugees to work together, discover, and learn from each other.

The purpose of this project is to concisely unfold the issues concerning the history of migrations, while at the same opening the opportunities for refugee inclusion. A number of accompanying events: capacity building sessions, exhibitions and thematic gatherings, will encourage the fusion of art and social programs and other scientific and theoretical initiatives centred on migrations research and methodologies.

The project will result with: 3 creative labs for artists, 2 theatre productions, 3 four weeks workshops with refugees, 2 creative capacity building sessions for cultural workers and managers, 1 exhibition and 1 publication of the project experiences and final presentation of all 2 art productions presented within the Dubrovnik Summer Festival programme.

On the other side, Port of Dreamers will present on-line base of narratives on 100 years of migration history in Europe. Web platform will as well engage our target group: refugees and enable them to express themselves, to inform themselves, to learn by using growing archive and to discuss topics that are part of their experiences.