Theatre in Palm
The platform ‘European Theatre platform for supporting emerging artists cooperation and resilience’ (Theatre in Palm) acts as an incubator for new voices from the page to the stage with main emphasis on their professional development and enhancement of their cooperation with artists and artist organisations from other platform countries.
The project will engage with 3,500 emerging artists, of which 384 will receive financial or institutional support to co-create, educate, and develop their skills and promote their work. Theatre in Palm is conducted on the basis of the Creative Europe, Sub-programme European Platforms for the promotion of emerging artists (CREA-CULT-2021- PLAT) and contributes to the objectives set out in the programme. Specifically, it aims to increase the visibility and the circulation of European emerging artists and works outside their own borders, in Europe and beyond. It will also increase access to and participation in cultural events and activities, as well as audience engagement and development.
The project is also designed to contribute to the implementation of EU policy priorities in the culture field. In this regard, the circulation of artists and works will contribute to the activation of new and/or more sustainable cultural public spaces. The platform can be defined as showcase/springboard platform composed of a coordinating organisation and 11 member organizations with a common artistic editorial and branding strategy. The Platform is defined as a platform of international and intercultural co-creation, created among 12 organizations from 12 EU countries, and aiming at supporting emerging artists and cultural performers to co-create, cooperate, and promote their work, developing a common European programming of non-national artists and trainings.
The organisations involved are; Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland (lead partner); Intercult Productions, Sweden; Fondazione E35 per la progettazione internazionale, Italy; Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, Ireland; JAIT – International Theatre, Portugal; Stichting ZID, the Netherlands; ANAZITIT ES THEATROU, Cyprus; European Theatre and Film Institute, Belgium; THOC, Greece; Homemade Culture, Romania; OECON GROUP, Bulgaria.