What’SAP – Exchange of Social Art Practices

What’SAP – Exchange of Social Art Practices


Project leader: Pro Progressione Kulturalis Nonprofit Kozhasznu Kft, Hungary
Association Kulturanova udruzenje, Serbia
Divadlo Archa O.P.S., Checz Republic
DK-BEL, France

Grant awarded: 200,000 €

The expectation of social changes is an eternal issue, it is always crucial to have
professionals who can facilitate and promote changes through art. The two years long What’SAP aims to promote the acceptance of socially aimed art practices as a unique and specific profession all over Europe.

From knowledge exchange to the 2 weeks long training process, regular work and artistic creation, our aim is to exchange the existing knowledge of the partnering organizations incorporate the theoretical and practical knowledge, develop an easy-to learn professional method by experiences and feedbacks, and discover new techniques for involving participant audience into socially aimed creation and intercultural dialogues.

The partnership stands from socially engaged cultural organizations from Hungary, Czech Republic, Serbia, and France, who aim to continue their socially engaged artistic work with the local underprivileged communities (Roma youth, disabled adolescents, and refugees). The youth are involved in artistic creation during a local artistic work and a 2 weeks long International Youth Art Camp, which provides possibility for mobility and unique international experiences for them, while the created participative performances promote social changes through art.

The project has two main artistic outputs: collective creation, resulting in Immersive Theater Performance, which is created and acted by underprivileged adolescents and professional experts together; and Educational Performances which keep children as a target audience, but the performances are acted and created by professional actor-teachers. Both type of performances are represented in each partnering country for disseminating the project in a professional and a public audience level.

Acknowledging socially-engaged art practices as a profession raises the level and relevance of the methodology in the social and artistic fields and make mobility a possibility for all young learners and experts.