Across a series of online gatherings, the festivals will discuss the most urgent themes impacting on artistic choices and festival logistics and explore innovative formats for the future. Topics may include climate change, care, representation, sustainability, artist development, funding, pace, rhythm and risk.
Key conversations will be documented and shared with cultural colleagues as these crucial discussions unfold. The festivals will also have funding to initiate collaborative, experimental commissions that respond to the shared values and emergent themes being discussed.
The network includes festival leaders from five UK festivals and seven festivals from EU countries as a core group. A number of London-based cultural institutes are also involved:
- Transform, England (Lead Partner Festival)
- Gateshead International Festival of Theatre, England
- Outburst Queer Arts Festival, Northern Ireland
- Take Me Somewhere Festival, Scotland
- Submerge Festival, England
- Alkantara Festival, Portugal
- Baltic Circle Festival, Finland
- Batard Festival, Belgium
- auawirleben Theaterfestival, Switzerland
- Theaterformen, Germany
- Buffer Fringe, Cyprus
- ImageTanz, Austria
- Goethe-Institut London, England
- Finnish Institute, UK and Ireland
- Embassy of Switzerland, London
- Flanders House, UK
- Portuguese Embassy, London
- Austrian Cultural Forum, UK
- High Commission of Cyprus, London
You can explore the Imagining Futures themes, ideas and provocations and find out more in the online publication:
Listen to the audio version: Imagining Futures: What If? Audio.
Watch the Imagining Futures x Frequencies festival panel discussion with Anna Mülter, Angela Alves, Claire Lefèvre, Amy Letman and Bochra Triki:
Imagining Futures is produced in partnership with Transform.
Funding for Imagining Futures is secured through EUNIC Global (European Union National Institutes for Culture), the European network of organisations engaging in cultural relations. Together with their partners, they bring to life European cultural collaboration in more than 90 countries worldwide with a network of over 120 clusters, drawing on the broad experience of our members from all EU member states and associate countries. The nine EUNIC London member institutes who are actively working on the programme represent Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Romania and Switzerland.
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