Stronger Peripheries: a Southern Coalition

Stronger Peripheries: a Southern Coalition


Project leader: Artemrede-Teatros Associados, Portugal
Asociatia Centrul Cultural Clujean, Rumunia
Associazione Culturale L’arboreto, Italy
Bunker Zavod za Organizacijo In Izvedbo, Kulturnih Prireditev, Slovenia
Consorci Transversal Xarxa D’activitats Culturals, Spain
Fakultet dramskih umetnosti, Serbia
Iscte – Instituto Universitário De Lisboa, Portugal
Pcai Awareness Raising, Greece
Pergine Spettacolo Aperto, Italy
Pogon – Zagrebacki centar za nezavisnu kulturu i mlade, Croatia
Pro Progressione Kulturalis Nonprofit Kozhasznu Kft, Hungary
Reseau En Scene Languedoc-Roussillon Association Regionale De Coordination Et De Diffusion Des Arts Spectacle En Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Teatro Di Sardegna Centro Di Iniziativa Teatrale Società Cooperativa A R.L. Italy
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Grant awarded: 1,729,263 €

Stronger Peripheries is a project gathering 14 art organisations and 3 research institutions from 10 European countries. It is the first project implemented by the Southern Coalition, an informal network of organisations from Southern and peripheral European countries, whose cultural sectors face, despite their differences, a series of common challenges. South and Peripheries are regarded as broad socio-political concepts, rather than geographical definitions.

The project brings together cultural professionals, artists, audiences and research communities relying on diverse collaborative and artistic strategies, on capacity-building actions, whilst also promoting a reflection on cultural polities in the South of Europe.
The partners, 12 artists from 9 nationalities and other cultural operators will work together in 6 topics: Work and Happiness, Connecting Dots, Daily Bread, Having a Voice, Bridging the gap and Right to the Future.

Each topic is explored through a methodology which includes Tandems, joint efforts by matching partner organizations to produce a work by an artist, involving the local communities in an innovative framework named Hosting Communities. Extensive Capacity-building programme consists of workshops, seminars and residencies aiming to increase the skills of artist and professionals, fostering them to share and improve their good practices and to raise awareness for the need to create new and inclusive cultural policies fitting the singularities of the South. Two project conferences Preparing the Agenda and Setting the Agenda will particularly contribute to that goal.

A Digital Platform will produce, assemble and disseminate all results and acquired knowledge of project’s activities. Photos, videos, podcasts, in-depth reports will be available for free download.
The publication STRONGER PERIPHERIES: A SOUTHERN COALITION will have printed and digital versions aiming to broadly disseminate the outcomes and the intellectual inputs of the project.