Project Leader: ATER Associazione Teatrale Emilia Romagna, Italy
Empresa de gestão de equipamentos e animação cultural entidade empresarial municipal, Portugal
Fundación caja Granada, Spain
Plavo pozoriste – pozorisna laboratorija, Republic of Serbia
Theatro atomon me anapiria, Greece
University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Maximum Grant Awarded: 294.479,00 €
Inclusive theater(S) is a large scale cooperation project, involving 6 Partners from 6 Countries for 30 months.
Its main aim is to develop new audience in Theaters mainstreaming inclusive practices for visually and hearing impaired persons during theatre performances at European Level.
• to share good practices for Inclusive Theater between experts through formal and non-formal training activities;
• to mainstream and scale-up accessible theaters in Countries where support services for visually and hearing impaired persons are provided;
• to test and validate pilot actions for inclusive services in Theatres of 6 Countries;
• to develop and deploy a Europe-wide Awareness Raising Campaign about the needs of visually and/or hearing impaired persons in Theatres, stimulating inclusive policies and community engagement;
• to disseminate the project’s findings and the EU support to its implementation, ensuring a long-term sustainability.
The project will involve cultural operators, audio describers, audio translators and audio description service providers; subtitlers, translators in sign language and similar services providers; deaf and hearing impaired people (targeted audience); blind and visually impaired people (targeted audience); policy-makers; media and journalists; general public e local communities.
The Outcomes produced are the following:
ER1. Improved competences and skills of audio describers, audio translators, subtitlers and translators in sign language;
ER2. Improved competences of cultural operators (public and private) in the management of inclusive practices for hearing and visual impaired audience;
ER3. New audience developed in the involved theaters, thanks to the empowering of inclusive services;
ER4. Awareness raised among the regular theater audience and policy-makers about policies and practices of social inclusion through culture.
ER5. Raised awareness and interest on the project’s activities and EU Funding Programmes.