We are very happy to announce the 6 projects that our Incubator scheme will support. All of them are linked to major challenges of our time: sustainability, equality, diversity, cultural democracy, borders, peripheries, and peace-building. We'd like to thank all 6 project bearers for their ambition in tacking these issues. Thanks also to all Incubator applicants for their interest in our programme, their time spent applying, and the energy and ambition they put into European cooperation as well.
FEM*FRIDAY BACKSTAGE (working title), developed by kulturen in bewegung (Vienna Institute for Development and Cooperation, Austria) and represented by Maria Herold, aims to give young women in performing arts self-confidence to be present and active on stage AND backstage, working against clichéd role models, sexism, racism and identity formation in the fields of art, culture and music.
EMPOWERING YOUTH TO CONTRAST CLIMATE CHANGE, developed by Non Riservato (Italy), and represented by Irina Suteu, aims to engage youth and policymakers in an open dialog and debate about EU environmental regulations, and to articulate small, medium and large scales of actions towards sustainability.
RIGA PLAYS THEATRE (working title), developed by VEF Culture Palace (Latvia) and represented by Kristine Sulzanoka, wants to broaden and develop relationships between performing arts and access to culture for all. They propose to commission plays on specific social topics, and to offer amateur theatre groups from different countries the chance to be trained by professionals in producing them.
LANGUE DES OISEAUX , developed by Associazione Culturale MALTE (Italy) and represented by Sonia Antinori, proposes to create a network between European cultural professionals, artists from a non-European background operating in Europe, and young migrants and second-generation immigrants with an interest in arts. They want to reinforce Europe as a continent shaped not by boundaries, but by the spirit and imagination of the people who inhabit it.
PERIPHERAL ENCOUNTERS FOR SUSTAINABLE CREATIVITY, developed by Europimpulse (Spain) and represented by Jéssica Martínez, sets out to fight youth depopulation in rural areas. They're working on dynamising those territories through art and culture, encouraging collaboration and networking and introducing new narratives in response to the great challenges of our time.
YES:EYE:s:CAN, developed by APORON 21 - Association of the Arts, Cultures and Sciences (Austria) and represented by Igor F. Petkovic proposes an international, artistic network campaign in European cities and territories with multimedia immersive installations in public spaces. It aims to contribute to peace-building and awareness of diversity through art and culture.