A four years-long cross european collaborative arena
Agora Collective e.V. announces its successful partaking in the COLLAB Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP).
Under the flag of “Art in social and community contexts”, the CAPP initiates an ambitious transnational programme to be delivered over a period of 46 months, with the goal to improve and open up the opportunities for collaborative artists and enhance their European mobility. The currency of issues that this theme seeks to address received an enthusiastic acknowledgement by Creative Europe – Culture Sub Programme, supporting with 1.425.030,49€ the collaborative venture, to be invested among the eight partners between 2014 – 2020.
Agora’s debut within this partnership initiative integrates Berlin in a cross european collaborative arena which will cumulatively build skills and competences and offer professional development opportunities for artists through a series of workshops, artist residencies, arts commissions, presentations and a final cultural showcase to be held in 2017.
The partnership is led by coordinating partner Create-Ireland, Ireland’s national development agency for Collaborative Arts, and also includes:
Tate Liverpool (UK), Live Art Development Agency (UK), m-cult (Finland), Hablarante (Spain), AGORA (Germany), Kunsthalle Osnabruck (Germany), Ludwig Museum (Hungary). * Official press release here
Caique Tizzi, co-founder of Agora, highlights the “significance of the experimentation with different methodologies of collaboration that will be “touring” within the 4 years. The process of CAPP itself is an opportunity to experience first hand how other institutions develop apparatuses for collaboration“
In its second edition, AFFECT: Agora’s Program for Collaborative Art Practices in Berlin 2015 is organized within the context of Agora’s participation in CAPP and hopes to offer an in-depth assessment of the possibilities that collaborative practice can create in a networked environment, building on the experience and alliances gathered during last year’s modules. For its full implementation, Agora is seeking to expand its network of local partners to ensure the quality of the venture.
The 2015 Summer Program offers international and national visitors the opportunity to join an immersive summer school where to explore four site specific aspects of art’s relation to Berlin, via artistic research and collaboration.
The four modules will be facilitated by international artists: Stine Marie Jacobsen, Lorenzo Sandoval, Yves Mettler, Diego Agulló. The program is initiated by Agora Collective and moderated by Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga.
AFFECT 2014 was facilitated by Diego Agulló, Eric Ellingsen, John Holten, Judith Lavagna, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, Sarah Lewis, Rodrigo Maltez-Novaes, Yves Mettler, Lorenzo Sandoval, and coordinated by Paz Ponce.
With participation of artists: Michael O’Hanlon, Tomás Espinosa, Peter Biggart, Merlin Carter, Raquel Nava, Amie Lin, Beth Dillon (Module I) / José Cori, Rune Bosse, Kathryn Gohmert, Jol Thomson, Daniel AlmgrenRecén, Aviv Benn, Alice Bucknell (Module II) / Victor Remere, Esjieun KIM, Luda Lima, Vinzenz Reinecke, Maia Nichols, Leon Eixenberger (Module III).
The program is kindly supported by Creative Europe, Goethe Institut São Paulo, Instituto Cervantes Berlin, Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V, L’Atelier Kunst Spiel Raum and Broken Dimanche Press.