Arts and cultural activities, Migration

MIGR'ARTS - sharing lives, changing visions


Who is behind this?

Elina Pellegrini

MIGR'ARTS - sharing lives, changing visions


Who is joining forces?

Municipality Roccastrada -Grosseto -Tuscany


Colline Metallifere Grossetane National Park - Tuscan Mining UNESCO Global Geopark


Association Paroles Vives


the cultural association SIMDEA, (Unesco accredited ONG for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage)

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Can the arts, actually contribute to social integration and well-being of different communities, living in a rural and multicultural context of contemporary Europe? Our project aims to bring together young people, professionals, artists and researchers towards a shared goal: build a theatre performance reflecting everyday lives, dreams and aspirations of different cultures. Thanks to this polyphonic context, the participants become contributors of a common, creative and inclusive heritage.

Where will your idea take place?


Why does Europe need your idea?

Our first challenge is sharing life experiences to promote the intercultural dialogue and to increase the well-being of young people living in a multicultural society, improving their cultural creativity and self-confidence. A further challenge is assisting and supporting young people to discover (as researchers) and valorise the migration experience of their families. With such living matter, using theatre and audio-visuals arts, they become artists: revealing a new, hidden local history.

What is your impact?

The project aims to organise a solid cooperation among people, professionals, artists in a multidisciplinary and open space. The main target is to bring together different languages and experiences as a living heritage and to create the best conditions to improve individual and social expressions.The final product will be a theatre performance to be shared with the local community and deliver audio-visual creative products to promote this experience and international dialogue.

How do you get there?

We plan to work step by step. A first step will promote a collective dynamic research. The second step will consider the individual and family stories, ideas and visions, as contents for the theatre performance. The third step will bring the participants to a direct contribution in the writing of the scenarios for the common performance, but also to choose different ways to produce audio-visual documents. The final step will be the living performance and the web site, with some audio-visual productions.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

The project aims to have a positive impact, at the local scale, on families and people of the municipality of Roccastrada, with a focus on migrants coming from Macedonia, Albania, Romania, Pakistan, and Morocco: the main countries represented in this Italian municipality today. But on a larger scale, the project aims to improve the intercultural dialogue and the well-being of people living in contemporary rural Europe.

What makes your idea stand apart?

Our idea will work in a very concrete and embodied modality. The specificity and strength of the project is the creative process of “heritage making” as a living heritage and the empowerment of different competences, actors and stakeholders: civil society, professionals, researchers, artists, students. This project is innovative due to the involvement of different stakeholders, narrators and participants who are the actors and producers of a living common history.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Personnel costs 25.000 material costs 12.000


Elina Pellegrini

Idea created on March 7, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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