apap – the advancing performing arts project was founded in 2000 by SZENE Salzburg as a European network. This collaboration of eleven European cultural organisations and one additional non-European project is devoted to the development of the contemporary performing arts and their impact on European society. The offered support includes the fields of production, presentation and distribution of artistic works and pays particular attention to gaining new audiences and researching new forms of outreach.
The apap network launches into the next four-year term
After the successful wrap-up of the previous programme Performing Europe 2020, implemented from 2016 to 2020, apap receives a prolonged funding from the European Union.
The neu project term starts as from October 2020 and is titled Feminist Futures. It includes art and dance institutions from eleven European Union countries and an associated partner from Rio de Janeiro. During its four-year-period Feminist Futures will focus on the newly established European festival Everybody's Sisters Europe. There will be five double editions of the festival, each jointly conceived, financed and presented by two European partner institutions.
During this time, 20 artists will be supported in creating socially relevant projects to eventually present them throughout Europe.
In terms of content, the project focuses on inequalities in the field of performance art and aims to counter them with the perspective of Intersectional Feminism. In this way, Feminist Futures wants to create a positive version of the future, despite the current tendencies of right-wing populism and nationalism.
Maison de la Culture d´Amiens
Performing Arts Institute Warsaw
Reykjavik Dance Festival / LÓKAL
STATION – Service for contemporary Dance
Theaterfestival Boulevard ’s-Hertogenbosch
Escola Livre de Dança da Maré, Lia Rodrigues
Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien
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