CAPP – Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme – VENICE WORKSHOP

Excited to join my colleagues for the next CAPP meeting in Venice from the 4th to the 7th of November! An intensive 3 day workshop led by arts collective Artway of Thinking together with the partners of the CAPP network. We will be hosted by the International University of Venice in San Servolo Island. This profesional encounter is kindly supported by EU Creative Europe.

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Agora’s newsletter: Capp Partner Meeting #4

A creative collective journey in which each of us will be co-creator of the strategies to realising the CAPP vision

The Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) is an ambitious transnational cultural programme focusing on the area of contemporary collaborative arts. The overall goal of CAPP is to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are working collaboratively across Europe, by enhancing mobility and exchange whilst at the same time engaging new publics and audiences for collaborative practices. The different strands of the CAPP programme consist of national and international professional development opportunities, artist residencies, commissioned works, public presentations and debates, and a major showcase to be held in 2018. Throughout the partner communities CAPP will provide creative spaces with the potential to bring out new conversations, meaningful relationships and transformative forms of collaborative engagement.

In addition, the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme will engage with policy makers, academics, cross-sector partners and diverse communities in the partner countries with a view to facilitating knowledge exchange, dynamic arts programming and cultural policy development. This innovative four year programme seeks to develop new audiences by extending participation in the arts across Europe.

 The Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme is supported by and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Partners: Create-Ireland (coordinating partner) Agora Collective , hablarenarte:, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Live Art Development Agency, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, M-Cult and Tate Liverpool 

We imagine an artist as one who operates, together with other professionals, in the development of the contemporary society; a professional who is an asset, whose “plus-value” is to bring creative thought into planning, who has the courage to imagine outside the norm and bring innovation into production in many realms. With this image of the artist, the question that we have addressed in our research has been How? How can an artist bring creativity into socially responsible transformation? 

Today, after living through such experiences, we can affirm that making art for us is, in principle, the way in which we create relationships in the world and through which we build life experiences. Being an artist is an expression of the soul that takes form in work and in daily life. We firmly believe that the responsibility of the artist is to act with awareness in order to produce and inspire responsible changes in oneself, in personal relationships, and in society. We have seen that we cannot bring to the world that which we have not already digested ourselves. We have recognized the value of operating in groups, creating together and in an interdisciplinary way. We have made this value our foundation, and from this we seek to activate collective creative processes in social and public environments. 

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