Who is behind this?

Graham Main

Electric Theatre Workshop


United Kingdom

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

What happens when you bring 60 European performers together? What happens when you bring 60 European performers together to make ONE piece of performance?

Where will your idea take place?

Dumfries, Carlisle, United Kingdom

Why does Europe need your idea?

Europes performance heritage is rich and vibrant, but we seldom get opportunities to come together and share our work outside of Festivals. At these festivals we are concerned about our own work - whereas this offers us an opportunity to share work together and learn more about each other by working with each other. This could be a collective model of working that can work accross other sectors. Essentially - this is a creative call of action which will be shaped by the people who are there.

What is your impact?

Firstly we will make work together, but if there were opportunities for us to develop some other networks, projects or different ideas in the future, it would be a good outcome. The concept is to make something together, but also to develop some long lasting partnerships for the future. People who can help each other connect communities to each other throughout Europe. Sitting in seminars is one thing - but when we can manufacture something together - it offers different perspectives to understanding each other.

How do you get there?

* Initiate a call to each country on a search for two very interesting emerging performance artists who can take part in the work (probably through National Theatre agencies) and begin the recruitment of contributing artists. Selection would be on diversity of live arts practise
* Recruit specialists who can support everybody to develop new skills as part of the project, and a lead creative team who can support the project realisation
* Plan the creative, residential and rehearsal period for the contributing artists, and include additional funding streams that can make the work exciting and bold. Think about ways we can distribute the work digitally
* Deliver the rehearsal and intensive period, and present the work
* Find some way to evluate the process and develop some actions.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?


What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 100000,-

Total budget

Major expenses




Idea created on April 8, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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