BITAMINE FAKTORIA — Cross-border cultural cooperation does not necessarily imply distance!
Founded by the Artitadetó Artists Association, Bitamine Faktoria is a cross-border cultural production and creation factory aimed at promoting and internationalising culture, design and contemporary art. They are strongly committed towards their local territory on the boundaries of Spain and France. Thanks to their cultural projects and support programs for creation, they strengthen the artistic and cultural field of their community. Public space is their field of action. Their fundamental working tools are mediation, participation and co-creation. They think and act from a gender perspective, ensuring sustainability in the use of resources. Some examples of their activities: TRANSBITA (a mobile device to access an interdisciplinary and participatory cultural offer) — KONTENPORANEA (an art gathering created by and for the local art community) — BARRIO CREATIVO (art used as a tool for social cohesion within a neighbourhood) — KBK (an editorial project that draws on themes of frontiers and cross-border "cultural smugglers"; in cooperation with the French artist residency NEKaTOENEa) — A TOWN THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY (a project seeking to alter the urban space through contemporary art interventions).
Staff members: 1-5
Expertise: Revitalisation / activation of public space
Target groups: They reach the community in its diversity.
Areas of work: Sociocultural activities & cultural mediation — Artistic activities — Art education & other educational activities — Local / regional / national projects —International projects (EU and beyond) / managing EU funds — Event management — Artistic creation / production
Fields of work: Theatre — Music — Dance — Street art — Development of alternative / non-conventional / innovative art practices —Folk culture, traditions, etc (intangible culture heritage) — Painting, drawing — Photography — Graphic arts — Sculpture — Film, video — Graphic design
Topics of work: Diversity, minorities, interculturalities & identities / migration & refugees — Participation / audience engagement — Impact of cultural activities — Good governance — Creative & cultural industries — Cultural management & methods — Cultural policy — Territorial development on local and regional levels — Revitalisation / activation of public space
EU/International cooperation: Internationalisation Program of Basque contemporary art (funded by the Basque Government/Etxepare Basque Institute, several partners in Buenos Aires, aim: mobility for Basque artists in Argentina) — Floating Bridge (funded by the Etxepare Basque Institute, one partner, aim: cultural exchange and research on common heritage with UK) —Program for the Mobility of Artistic and Cultural Professionals (funded by EGTC Euroregion Nouvelle-Aquitaine Euskadi Navarra, 2 partners, aim: mobility and exchange)
Priorities for the network: Promoting cooperation and collaborative research among cultural and creative organisations across Europe; stimulating their learning and education processes — Networking with organisations from other backgrounds, sharing experiences and good practices — Carrying out projects together with other structures similar to them