EU Contemporary Puppetry Critical Platform

Project area
Performing Arts (Theatre, Dance, Music) 
Ljubljana Puppet Theatre (lead) 
Creative Europe (2014 -2020) - Culture / European cooperation projects 2020
EU funding
200.000 EUR

Coordinator: Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana (SI)
Partners: Puppet Animation Scotland (UK), Sveuciliste Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, akademija za umjetnost i kulturu u Osijeku (HR), Vilniaus Teatras Lele (LT),

Project amount: 334.370 EUR
Grant Awarded: 200.000 EUR (59,81 %)
Project duration: 1. 11. 2020–31. 10. 2022

By exploring the potential reach of contemporary puppetry the four partners will contribute to the development of an artistic field and through the professional discourse release it from the preconception the general public has, that it is an art form for children, an inferior art form. In the frame of this project the partners will get a chance to systematically nurture a specific segment of puppetry critic and reflection and foremost they will devote special and systematic efforts to introduce a specific audience groups to contemporary puppetry. A great deal of project activities is centered on audience engagement devised to enable and encourage the audience to engage in peer-to-peer dialog, provide them with the opportunities to process their own responses alongside other people’s, enhance their knowledge, theoretical background, improve their articulation skills, broaden their understanding of contemporary puppetry, increase audience members’ engagement in and enjoyment of the contemporary art events. By doing that we will deepen, broaden and sustain relationships with and between our audiences.

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