After participating in 4 EU-projects as a partner, we will now rise to the occasion and take the role and lead a new EU-project. During spring 2022 we applied for funding for a three year project by Creative Europe and were granted funding. We are happy, excited and are looking forward to start the work. Together with Junges Ensemble Stuttgart in Germany, Divadlo Drak in Czech Republic and our local partner Kloden teater, we will work with performing arts as a third place for a young audience.
Workshop in Showbox
During this year’s Showbox it will be possible to get some insight in the upcomming project through a workshop 29th of November at Pilotscenen at Kloden teater.
Workshop: on creating a third space
Tuesday 29th of November, 12:00-16:00
Pilotscenen Kloden Teater
We will work with the sociological theories about “third places”, as physical space, social space, imaginary spaces and the aesthetic experience of art as a space. Our goal is to develop methods to reach young audiences and to develop performing arts as a place youths choose to be in, a space to congregate and feel at home. During Showbox we will collaborate with Kloden teater and arrange a practical workshop with teens, architects, artists, cultural organizers, urban developers, politicans and others to discuss how a third place can be formed.
About the project: 3Place- Performing Arts as the Third Place for the Young audiences
In 3Place, we will look at the sociological theories of Third Place, not only as a physical location, but also as a social and an imaginary space of an art experience. This creates a framework for developing the performing arts more relevant to young people’s lives, to be a place they choose to meet and feel at home.
In this project the theory of third place will be a concept for building a relation to the performing arts, not only inviting visitors to the performances. Third place is defined as a safe place where individuals gather to share a common purpose, engage in creative expression, and develop a sense of belonging. How can we lower the threshold for interest for the young audience, especially groups who as today don’t see the performing arts experience being for them?
Through three subtopics we want to explore the idea of a third place together with the young audience itself, artists, and other professionals in the performing arts sector.
- 3Place physical: How to create or transform a physical space in which the young audience feels at home and included?
- 3Place artistic: How to create an art experience in which the young audience feels at home and included?
- 3Place involve: How do we involve the young audiences in a way they feel represented?
Each topic has a year-long focus with a camp, a festival visit, digital workshops and ongoing field work in each organisation and their community.
We will connect artists and audiences and develop different methods to make the experience of performing arts a place to belong, away from home and school -a third place. The project will connect artist development, audience development and area development, and will include organisations, artists and places that explore different ways of participation and cooperation.