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.

apap Partners:

BIT Teatergarasjen
Bergen, Norway
Centrale Fies 
Dro, Italy
Kunstencentrum BUDA
Kortrijk, Belgium
Maison de la Culture d´Amiens
Amiens, France

Performing Arts Institute Warsaw  
Warschau, Polen  

Reykjavik Dance Festival / LÓKAL
Reykjavik, Iceland

STATION – Service for contemporary Dance 
Belgrad, Serbien

SZENE Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria
Tanzfabrik Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Teatro Nacional D. Maria II
Lisbon, Portugal

Theaterfestival Boulevard ’s-Hertogenbosch 
’s-Hertogenbosch, Niederlande

Associated Partner:

Escola Livre de Dança da Maré, Lia Rodrigues 
Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien

This project was financed with co-funding from the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Responsibility for the content of this publication lies solely with the author, the Commission accepts no liability for the further use of any details contained therein.

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