Coordinator: Stichting Theater Rotterdam (NL)
Partners: Bunker Institute (SI), ARTSADMIN (UK), COAL (FR), Domino Udruge (HR), Fundacao Caixa Geral de Depositos-Culturgest (PT), KAAITHEATER VZW (BE), Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik GmbH (DE), Latvijas Jauna Teatra Instituts (LV), LOKOMOTIVA – Centre for New initiatives in Arts and Culture (MK)
Project amount: 4.000.000 EUR (50 %)
EU support: 2.000.000 EUR
Project duration: 1. 9. 2019–31. 8. 2023
ACT : Art, Climate, Transition (ACT) is a European cooperation project on hope.
Yet: ours is an age of climate breakdown, mass extinction and loss of biodiversity. Ours is a Europe of increasing populist and nationalist tendencies. These realities are not separated, but closely interconnected.
We step into this field and connect the arts to what we see as the most urgent agenda today: act, towards a just transition. ACT emerges from the cultural operators of Imagine2020, raising awareness on the climate crisis, and presenting the arts as a strong designer of possible futures. Now it is a just transition, which is urgently needed: a transition that is based on our ethical awareness and ecological understanding of interaction between species, humans and their political and natural environments.
This agenda defines our cooperation and its focus on transnational mobility and capacity building.
Consequently, values of openness, learning and solidarity are embedded in the choice of our artists, the structure of our program and the ways we engage our audiences.
We engage with artists:
*exploring new and emerging constellations (incurable curious);
*exploring in-depth processes (conscious developers);
*challenging political and social status quo (political propellers).
We develop and realize:
*formats for across Europe (circulating and rooting);
*programs providing the expression of otherness (spaces and means);
*commissioned works and coproductions which critically address the social and political agenda.
We reach out to audiences with:
*a consistent and content-full slow marketing;
*tangible products and debates which inspire to act;
*agenda setting events connecting the arts to two international summits.
ACT is a project on hope. The hope we’re interested in is about broad perspectives with specific possibilities, ones that invite or demand that we act.