neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst e.V. (for cc.SPORT initiative)
Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien
Queer Sport Split
#1 University of Lyon #2 Sport Festival in Lille #3 Guerreiras Project #4 ?Football v.Homophobia (Warsaw) #5 ?FVV (Frankfurt)
cc.SPORT is connecting European initiatives that are contesting and contextualizing the field of SPORT, as oppressive, discriminatory, exclusionary and unjust, for mobilizing people in solidarity for doing creative and critical sport work. Traveling exhibition and program (educational, discursive and artistic) at the core provide for informative interactions, supported by digital/print publications that connect the diverse groundwork of all dealing with anti-discrimination in sports and society.
Germany, Croatia, France
Sport institutions/structures are rarely evaluated and contested -- while urgently and widely need to as they are influential contexts for shaping norms and identities, often in narrow and harmful way. There is an opportunity to create space for independent, collective, creative and critical grass-root articulations and expressions in/on/with SPORT. With artistic and discursive work, we can create methodologies for informing, thinking, imagining and debating visions for a better sport/society.
We aim to create trans-disciplinary exchange in-between sport researchers, thinkers, critics, doers, fans, visionaries & advocates. To develop new ways of working together, with more publicity and participation by building informed & strong public voice to represent progressive politics. To provide collaboration & dissemination platform for informed, inspired, empowered and coordinated progressive sport advocates across Europe with new outlets for activism and advocacy.
We are creating ‘contesting/contexting SPORT’ exhibition & program towards 2016 mega-sporting events, EURO in France & Rio Olympic Games, by questioning discriminatory norms and detecting tensions of sport and social justice, with gender and sexuality focus. With AdvocateEurope, cc.SPORT initiative will extend this through #1 networking progressive sport communities, initiatives and individuals, #2 establishing content exchange and a platform of resources with #3 traveling exhibition, presentation program and active engagement. In bringing together artworks, performances, interventions, presentations, lectures, documentation, artifacts, media and other forms, we establish context for social dialogue and the expression of those less visible in SPORT around alternative visions for Europe.
For those who have experienced/are experiencing injustice and prejudice within the sport system; and those beyond sport, in society at large, who are affected by the same injustices in various manifestations; and those who feel strongly about creating change. All sport enthusiasts and people previously discriminated/traumatized by sport system; as well as human rights activists, community organizers, artists, sporting officials, and others across sectors both within and beyond sport.
There are very few initiatives taking place globally today that are combining the fields of art, politics and sport through advocacy and activism. Recently, there have been some time- and locale-specific grass-root movements addressing discrimination in/around SPORT, specifically around recent mega-events such as the 2014 World Cup and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, but this momentum requires a stable and sustainable network and space to further the movement and messages.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
- 10.000eur - editorial, production and design work for content/exhibition to be able to travel - 30.000eur - organizational work and costs of 3 trans-local events (2 in Germany and 1 in Croatia, each with international participants) - 10.000eur - publishing of documentation and educational material (on at least 2 languages)
information about exceptional progressive work that addresses issues of discrimination/emancipation in SPORT