Find your own voice


Who is behind this?

Ulrich Hardt

Expedition Metropolis e.V.


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

We invite you to experience and to present art in context – art that becomes alive in dialogue and stands for diversity and participation. An ‘art of gathering’, that empowers
neighborhoods to take action: getting organised, discovering potential, pooling resources and staging social change.

Where will your idea take place?


Why does Europe need your idea?

Diversity should be told and felt as something enriching. Diversity has to be made digestive and understandable to everyone – regardless of language, age, educational or ethnic background. We would like to introduce the experience of diversity as an inspiring additional value in day-to-day life. The ‘Art of Gathering’, which is based on a long experience of theatrical expeditions, is opening the path to do so – as give proof successful transfers in various sectors of the society so far. The proposal describes tiny small steps towards larger cultural, political and social developments. They form the rich topsoil in which global processes of change leading to a higher quality of life, fairer trade and moral responsibility can grow.

What is your impact?

We would like to support ‘little ensembles’ and ‘little theatrical presentations’, which give examples of self-consciousness and transformation. The capacity of theatre to transform is rooted in telling stories of change and sharing those stories with an audience. Viewed from a political perspective, this means we are talking about imparting information in a tangible way that leads to a deeper comprehension of what it is to be human. We would like to elaborate and spread the methodology of ‘the art of gathering’, which is based on our experiences of theatrical expeditions. This method should become an efficient and inclusive instrument for communities and neighborhoods to discover and develop own ressources and potentials.

How do you get there?

- Building the platform (frame) for festival- gatherings in July 2015 and June 2016
- Encouraging and supporting local presentations (from Kreuzberg and Berlin)
- Researching and relating to adjusted stories and presentations from Europe
- Hosting and presenting guest presentations in the frame of the festivals 2015/16
- Documenting of and continuous networking for the ‘Art of Gathering’ as Community Art

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?


What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 45000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 75000,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

How to address, organise and perform an adjust fundraising?



Idea created on April 13, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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