SHIFT KEY

Be Festival Cic

Cooperation Projects

England

2018

Total project grant (euros)

199,407.98

Sub-programme

Culture

Funding scheme

Creative Europe

Call number

EACEA 34/2018

Project date

15 Oct 2018 - 15 Oct 2020

Number of partners in project

4

Lead organisation

Javna Ustanova Mes-Medjunarodni Teatarski Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovia

Partners

Associazione Culturale Area06, Italy

Be Festival Cic, England

Stichting Its Festival, Netherlands

Teatrako Teatro Elkartea, Spain

A paradigm shift is needed in performing arts so emerging artists can transition to mid-career, & mid-career to established. Equipping artists with the tools to develop & advocating within the industry on their behalf is the most effective way of achieving this shift.

SHIFT KEY is a consortium of 5 well-connected & innovative European theatre festivals, experienced at working with & developing talent. We have selected 12 artists/companies based upon their current career status, the work they produce & the themes we will explore, to receive dedicated focus for 2 years as a SHIFT KEY portfolio artist.  Each artist/organisation has different strengths so we will get to know their development needs.

We will provide them with tools & support to empower, and lobby on their behalf as part of the SHIFT KEY network.

Each festival will work with 3/4 of the portfolio artists, & a minimum of 2 will perform  per festival, per year.

There will be 7 artist led workshops per year offering additional work opportunities for the portfolio artists, with a further 60 activities for the artists to further develop their skills, meet peers, programmers & audiences.

The network will advocate for the artists strategically with the festivals & venues that best fit, whilst ensuring programmers visit the partner festivals to see new work for themselves Mentoring is vital & will be available for each artist/company, as well as the opportunity for them to mentor others. We will seek mentoring for the network as a whole, & will invite other networks/lobbying platforms/guests to share their best practice from relevant projectsWe will offer 2 types of bursary:
 - Travel bursaries for travelling twice per year to other festivals/platforms in Europe
 - Marketing Bursaries to improve marketing strategies.
 - Audience LABs and research will be take place, to understand audiences in greater depth, identify & develop new audiences, & deepen our understanding of existing audience needs

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