Seminar | The Power of International Collaboration

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Join us on Wednesday 17 November, 1pm – 3pm for the latest in our series of online interactive seminars where we will be sharing learning from our recent international project Rapport (a two-year partnership, funded by Creative Europe, sharing theatre practice across Europe). Four organisations from across Europe will be exploring the successes and challenges of working together.

Booking link available here.

Each organisation specialises in a different element of community arts, and came together with a shared vision: to learn from each other and promote integration on a local, national and international level – with specific focus on those from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

During this seminar, you will be the first to watch the premiere of a documentary film, following the story of project Rapport, interviews with cast and directors, as well as excerpts from performances that were held across Europe earlier in 2021.

This film screening will be followed by a live Q&A with yourselves and all four international partners. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to ask your own questions directly – as well as network with peers – in break out rooms led by each partner.

What to expect:

• Insight into how community arts projects work across Europe

• Understand the benefits of this work both for participants and for your organisations

• Explore how to successfully engage participants

• Learn from the different approaches that our speakers have taken in delivering international work

• Opportunity for you to discuss, and learn from peers, as to the successes and challenges of this type of work

who is this seminar for?

acta seminars are free and open to everyone.

However, this may be specifically relevant to you if you work in any of these fields:

• Theatre makers

• Artists and companies across all arts disciplines

• Students, academics and universities

• Healthcare professionals

• Those interested in the power of community and theatre

• Governmental agencies

guest speakers

As mentioned above, there are four partners involved in project Rapport. We are delighted that each organisation will be joining this seminar and providing direct insight into their work.

acta Community Theatre | Rosalie Pordes and Ingrid Jones | Bristol, England

acta believe that theatre belongs to everyone, and everyone has a story to tell. They create a place where everyone’s story matters, where individual opinions and experiences count, and are valued by others. Through inclusive and participatory theatre, acta enable communities to share their stories, and engage audiences who rarely attend theatre.

Tantarantana | Albert Tola and Constanza Brncic, Julio Alvarez | Barcelona, Spain

An engine of change, transformation and cohesion, Tantarantana is a self-described “risky” theatre. With expertise in creative writing and dance, they also promote community and social projects as part of its artistic support program, and continue to develop new stage projects for constantly evolving audiences.

Teatr Grodzki | Maria Schejbal and Jolanta Kajmowicz-Sopicka | Poland

Founded in 1999, the Grodzki Theater in Poland specialises in accessible theatre for socially excluded groups. Through puppetry, and other artforms, they develop educational, artistic and other important life skills.

Historieberattarna | Lisa Partby and Jessica Karlsson | Sweden

Based in Sweden, Historieberattarna believe everyone has a right to be heard. Through visual and digital arts, they develop storytelling projects to allow children and young people to express themselves and tell their story.

important details

  • Date: Wednesday 17th November
  • Time: 1pm – 3pm with a break
  • Networking: There will be opportunities to chat amongst attendees in breakout rooms.

Prior to the event, you will be sent the Zoom link via email, and information regarding joining the meeting.This seminar programme is part of acta’s Cornerstone project, funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Book your ticket today!

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