Arts and cultural activities

Taking the stage


Who is behind this?

Tamer Fawzy

BFE – Büro für Entwicklung gUG (haftungsbeschränkt)


Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

Transnational mobility has massively improved the cultural life in the EU. The cultural sector promotes intercultural dialogue and societal changes. It is challenged by current developments, from the emergence of populists to a decrease of small venues. An online film will document challenges through interviews with artists, passing by venues in Berlin, Bochum and another European metropolis, venue organizers and the audience about their own perspectives on European culture and artist mobility.

Where will your idea take place?

Activities will be coordinated in Hamburg, Germany. Filming will take place in Berlin and Bochum.

Why does Europe need your idea?

The EU parliament named creative sectors as forces to promote cultural dialogue, and societal changes. It acknowledges a need for promotion of transnational mobility of artists (musicians, performance artists, ...) We will document potentials of cultural mobility and the need for change.

What is your impact?

With short online films on the opinions on transnational culture, delivered from artists for whom this is their realm of communication, we will efficiently target a young audience and increase their identification with European culture, including challenges, and support a discourse on the issue.

How do you get there?

1. Identification of cultural venues tour managers in Berlin, Bochum and another European metropolis, and first contact.
2. Identification of potential interviewees through cooperating venues, and first contact
3. Website development and audience development on social media channels
4. Production of film episodes, including performances and interviews with artists, organizers, and audience members,
4. Post-production and online distribution
5. Public relations work

What is your story?

Impulses from European artists have enhanced our culture. As smaller venues are disappearing and European values are disintegrating, these advancements are threatened. We want to document the situation of artists and organizers to support the discourse on this aspect of European integration.

Who are you doing it for?

The idea targets young Europeans who benefited from the intercultural dialogue in Europe. For them, as consumers and producers, a lot is at stake with the disintegration of Europe. With the example of transnational mobility of artists, we want to trigger a discussion between them.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

general feedback, critical reviews, information on related ideas/projects




Idea created on Jan. 15, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 15, 2018

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