Future Academy on Tour in Europe

Future Academy on Tour in Europe

27/10/2020

Project leader: Stichting Zid, The Netherlands
Centro de Arte y Producciones Teatrales Sl, Spain
Consorzio Per La Ricerca El Educazione Permanente Torino, Italy
Theaterwerkstatt fur aktive Kultur e.V., Germanz
Udruženje Građana Dah Teatar – Centar Za Pozorišna Istraživanja, Serbia

Grant awarded: 199,953 €

The “Future Academy on Tour in Europe” – FATE project from ZID Theatre (NL), Atalaya (ES), SCT (IT), DAH Theatre (SB) and Studio 7 (DE) aims to create a connection between new creative migrants/refugees, cultural organisations and EU citizens through artistic training, inclusion and enhancing employment opportunities in the art sector. The aim is to help ensure that these “new players” have equal opportunities compared to European artists and creatives on the job market of the cultural sector. In order to do so, the project consists of six integrated work packages and is focused on the following three objectives:
● Develop, test and capture a training method for “new players” – i.e. professional artists coming from a refugee/migrant background that want to pursue a professional career in the arts in Europe.
● Stimulating the dialogue between these new players and cultural institutions, (upcoming) professionals of art schools and academies in Europe, most notably teachers and students in theatre education.
● Knowledge development and sharing of methods and formats on the training programme with a wider community of creative professionals and policymakers in Europe.
The methodology to achieve this is simple in design, focused on concrete tools and activities, and using the complementary expertise of each partner.

The main activities are:

1. A training programme in NL and ES for 50 creative migrants/refugees
2. An inclusion programme in NL and ES for 40 cultural professionals
3. Two productions (NL & ES) and two artistic presentations (SB & DE) going on a European tour through 2 countries
4. The deployment of a Digital Platform integrating all project’s communication and dissemination activities
5. 5 conferences in 5 countries for cultural and educational professionals in the arts sector
6. A follow-up plan for the employment of the participants, wider usage of the training method and a pledge by cultural institutions for employing creative migrants/refugees.