In occasion of the ending of its summer school program the European Academy of Participation will host a conference in Marseille about participative and socially committed art. Guest speakers will be the Swiss author/director Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll) and the American-Dominican artist and activist Diana Arce.
After 8 months of nomadism, we are back “home” at “Comptoir de la Victorine”. We know now that the space affected by the February 2018 fire cannot be rehabilitated for months, even years. So, end of September 2018, Marseille City Hall allowed us to reintegrate the space we had left in October 2016 for a roof renovation.
After 2 years of meetings, trainings and exchange of good practices the Art4Act – Art in action for an inclusive society project, co-financed by the the Erasmus+ programme, is officially over. 8 partner organizations, 7 from European countries and one from Tunisia worked to identify, share and develop artistic practices to promote inclusion.
Sunday 25th February, Les Têtes de l’Art organised in Marseille, in the public space at the event Les Dimanches de la Canebière, the collective performance called “In my home”. This relational performance, imagined by Tania Alice (Performers Without Borders) assisted by Aziz Boumediene, and performed by thirteen youth workers and the young people they are working with, was a success.
March 1st and 2nd 2018 took place in Seville, Spain the meeting of the research experts. The research is concentrated in revealing solidarity practices in Poland, Spain, Croatia, France and Moldova. Culture for Solidarity is a 2,5 years European project co-financed by Creative Europe programme. Les Têtes de l’Art has been invited to take part of this artistic investigation into root causes of fragmentation in Europe.
From January 2018, Les Têtes de l’Art accepted to join the “OnGea – ONline GEAr enhancing Youth Work” project, financed through the Erasmus+ programme. Coordinated by ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne (Germany) the project is implemented together with 10 project partners – cultural and artistic organisations from Italy, Netherlands, UK, Greece, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania, Spain and France.