SOURCE is a project of European cooperation in the framework of Creative Europe programme. It involved the Théâtre National di Bruxelles (capofila), il Festival di Avignone, Trafo di Budapest e Short Theatre with the aims of creating a new corpus of multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral and European works, developing European cooperation and bringing creators and civil society closer. Experimentation, innovation and exchange are at the core of our project and partnership. SOURCE aims at creating new artistic and participative adventures, for the artists and the audience as well as for the partners. The short format (5 to 30 minutes) in theatre, dance, puppet shows, object theatre, circus… appears as the ideal format to bring about the emergence of innovative contents, languages and practices. The festivals and highlights dedicated to the short format are privileged opportunities to fuel the constitution and training of new generations of artists and audiences. They are also a particularly relevant platform for the development of a new model of production, dissemination and of the works on the market.
Fabulamundi. Playwriting Europe
“Fabulamundi. Playwriting Europe – Beyond Borders?” is a cooperation project among theatres, festivals and cultural organisations from 10 EU Countries (Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Romania, Austria, Belgium, UK, Poland and Czech Republic). The network aims to support and promote the contemporary playwriting across Europe, in order to reinforce and enhance the activities and strategies of the professionals and artists working in the sector and to provide the theatre authors and professionals with opportunities of networking, multicultural encounter and professional development.
Before the current edition, “Fabulamundi. Playwriting Europe” has been funded twice with the support of the European Commission and intends now to widen both its reach and impact in the sector. After the experiences of the last 4 years, Fabulamundi has verified a constant need to provide the sector with adequate and suitable tools that can help them overcome its weaknesses. In spite of the lack of natural connections between and professional attitude amongst the dramaturgies of the different Countries, Fabulamundi partnership has verified there is a growing interest in the European contemporary playwriting; therefore the need to improve the multilateral relationships and the exchanges becomes urgent.
This new edition of Fabulamundi will mark a difference with the previous editions, maximising the impact and the diffusion of the methodologies and activities tested in the previous years and adding new EU scale initiatives.