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International Conference “Art and Communities” – Turin, 11 & 12 October 2018


Art and Communities: European models of audience engagement and social inclusion

In Europe the relationship between art and communities keeps getting richer in experiences that foster the access of all citizens to creative and cultural activities and that contribute to the processes of social innovation. The artistic projects with local communities are particularly effective in creating links, building wellbeing, developing learning and promoting the ownership of cultural and landscape heritage between young people and adults.

The International Art and Communities Conference presents and evaluates significant experiences in research and intervention in Europe and it is based on the experiences of the 30 events realized in the frame of the European Social Community Theatre Project Caravan Next (Creative Europe 2015-2019 ). During the conference some European best practices will be presented, including the project TerrAct – gli attori della terra (Interreg Alcotra 2014-2020). Audience engagement and the role of youths in promoting cultural heritage are two of the European challenges faced by Caravan Next and the other projects presented at the conference. 
Two days of reflections and testimonies, workshops and performances on the role of art and, in particular of theatre, in the construction of open and plural communities.


This Conference is one out of 10 international conferences in the frame of the European Social Community Theatre Project Caravan Next – co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme. The conferences aim on spreading inspiration, tools and knowledge about social community theatre based on the experiences of the 30 Caravan Next events.

All 10 Caravan Next conferences in 2018: 

APRIL: Conference in Brussels, Belgium, by Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret. MAY: Conference in Seville, Spain, by Atalaya/TNT. JUNE: Conference in Szczecin, Poland, by Teatr Brama. SEPTEMBER: Conference in The Hague, The Netherlands, By ZID Theatre. OCTOBER: Conference in Yerevan, Armenia, by Atalaya/TNT, Conference in Turin, Italy, by UNITO/SCT Center, Conference in TaoYuan City, Taiwan, by Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret, Conference in Sydney, Australia, by Teatr Brama. NOVEMBER: Conference in Morocco, by ZID Theater, Conference taking place in both New York and Bethlehem, USA, by UNITO/SCT Center.

Further information on www.caravanext.eu

8,9,10,11 October 2018

As part of the conference, the Danish company Forsøgsstationen organises a 4 days of workshop at the StudiumLab of Palazzo Nuovo (ground floor) which will lead to a short performance on Thursday 11 at 20.00 at the Teatro Vittoria (Via Gramsci 4, Turin).
The workshop is open to artists, social workers and citizens of all ages. It provides translation from English. Theatrical or musical skills are not required. Participation in the workshop is free and registration is mandatory, as the workshop is open to a limited number of participants.

> Description of the workshop
> Registration


Participation is free but it is necessary to register.

> #1 Thursday 11 October, 2.00 pm-7.30 pm: registration

> #show Thursday 11 October, 19.30-20.45 (performance “The voice of audience”): registration

Those who register for the afternoon session and want to stop for the performance must make this registration, too.

> #2  Friday 12 October, 9.00-13.00: registration

> #3  Friday 12 October, 2.30 – 5.30 pm: registration


> #workshop  8,9,10,11 October 2018, at 9.30-13.30: registration