About

The project aims to address the main audience development challenge of steadily declining popularity of theatre and dance, especially among the young audience. The project will accomplish this by developing a programme that roots in techniques and tools of improvisational theatre and contemporary dance arts.
Contact personRoleMail
Viktorija PotočnikGeneral Managertajnistvo@pionirski-dom.si
Bjanka KršmancProject Managerbjanka@pionirski-dom.si
Mojca ČampaProject Assistantmojca@pionirski-dom.si
Karmen RučigajFinancial Managertajnistvo@pionirski-dom.si
Nika Kovač
PR Managerpr@pionirski-dom.si
Urša Strehar BenčinaLead Trainer
ursa.sb@pionirski-dom.si
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Through the activities, young people acquire creativity in the areas of visual arts (film, sculpture, painting, and graphics), performing arts (theatre, dance, circus), music (learning to sing and play various musical instruments) and language culture as well. Some of our most important missions are promoting the creative spending of leisure time, social cohesion, lifelong learning, the accessibility of cultural goods and services and encouraging intergenerational dialogue. Lately, we have been focusing on transferring the knowledge gained from the years of experience in cultural pedagogy to teachers and other youth workers. Special emphasis is put on the creative festivals for children and youth.



MAIN GOALS AND MISSIONS OF THE ORGANIZATION

Pionirski dom focuses on enriching children’s lives with creative workshops and activities. Our mission is not only for children to gain artistic and creative competences, but also to offer a safe, relaxed and welcoming environment for them to develop their unique personalities, personal expression and enhance their love of arts. Therefore, we cooperate with other similar institutions in a wider region and try to educate not only future professionals in the cultural field, but, more importantly, creative people with a broad interest in the field of culture.



MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE ORGANIZATION

Along with quality programmes throughout the year that represent the base of our work, we also offer education for teachers and youth workers (mostly in the fields of language and culture, fine arts and theatre) and other cultural activities (concerts, theatre plays, exhibitions etc.). For more than a decade, there has also been a rise in festival organisation by Pionirski dom, and now almost all of the creative activities in Pionirski dom culminate in one of the festivals (literary, painting, film, science, contemporary dance, music and of course theatre festivals).



HOW WILL THE PROJECT CONTRIBUTE TO AND ENRICH YOUR ORGANIZATION'S ACTIVITIES?

Project Young theatre is a big milestone for Pionirski dom. Not only it is our first time as project coordinator at an international level, but it is also a wonderful opportunity to share and exchange skills and knowledge with similar cultural institutions. Young theatre offers an exceptional opportunity to improve and pilot test some of our own pedagogical methods which we have developed, and enrich them with experiences of other partner institutions. Our belief is that by joining our creative forces and including the strengths of all the institutions involved, we can really shape the future of cultural education in Europe and strengthen the relationship between professional cultural institutions and schools. We hope that together we can start to develop cultural education that will not only enrich people’s lives, but also show the importance and need for theatre education and participation in Europe and in the world.

Contact personRoleMail
Dalibor StojanovićProject Managerdacha@dkcb.rs
Miloš BajićProject Assistantmilos.bajic@dkcb.rs
Ivana Tabori Obradović
Lead Trainer
ivana.tabori@dkcb.rs

Many generations grew up with its programmes and festivals, which left a significant mark on Belgrade’s culture. Today, CCCB hosts all kinds of cultural events. In our studios, children have the opportunity to create freely and work on projects they are interested in, with the help and guidance of professionals. Major events and festivals organised by CCCB today are: FEDEHO – Children’s Choir Festival, Children’s Dance Meetings, KIDIKEM - National Festival of Children's Video Clips, children's music festivals – DEMUS and FEDEMUS, Professional Music Festival ”Children’s Belgrade Spring“ etc. CCCB is the Republic of Serbia's reference institution for international cooperation in the field of children's arts and culture and the organiser of the biggest children's event in the country and region of south-east Europe "Joy of Europe Festival".



MAIN GOALS AND MISSIONS OF THE ORGANIZATION

Although organisational forms were changing, the essence of work at CCCB was always focused on the affirmation of children’s creativity and their personal development. CCCB preserves everything that is good and supplements it with modern methods of work, respecting the changes that arose in the wishes of its users. CCCB directs them to acquire the need for artistic experience and knowledge. CCCB’s aim is to strengthen its leadership position in the national system of children’s cultural institutions and to maintain the attendance of 150,000 annually.



MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE ORGANIZATION

CCCB directs its activities primarily to the primary target group, children and youth as well as their parents and other participants in the development of cultural needs. Activities are organised within its premises and elsewhere, in cooperation with cultural institutions and schools from urban and suburban municipalities. In the execution of its annual programme, CCCB cooperates with public and NGO associations and organisations through various arts and educational projects. Special attention is paid to programmes for marginalised and vulnerable groups of children and youth.



HOW WILL THE PROJECT CONTRIBUTE TO AND ENRICH YOUR ORGANIZATION'S ACTIVITIES?

By participating in the project, CCCB is working to create a new theatrical audience and connect young people interested in the art of theatre through workshops and also to provide them with a good overview of youth theatre creations in the country, as well as in other partner countries. By collaborating internationally, CCCB plays an important role in the social life of Belgrade and Serbia: the younger generations are learning European cultural values in the country, which is a candidate for accession to the European Union.

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Alexandra BogdanProject Manageralexandrabogdan11@gmail.com
Gabriela DristaruProject Assistantdristaru.gabriela@gmail.com
Irina Furdui
Lead Trainer
irina.furdui@gmail.com

OCC draws its uniqueness from the fact that all of its shows are exclusively for children from the age of 3 upwards.

OCC (Calea Giulesti nr. 16, sector 6, Bucharest) houses three auditoriums - Great Hall, with a capacity of 424 seats, Mozart Salon, with 130 seats, and UnderGrant Hall, with 120 seats - where not only famous soloists and dancers but also very young talents perform.
Nowadays, there are more than 500 events scheduled each season with the main goal of reaching as many children in Bucharest as possible. We believe that it is never too early to expose a child to the great musical works of art and we strive to make it as fun as possible for everyone involved in this process.
Every month over 10,000 children see our shows and even more visit us virtually, accessing the institution's website, www.opreracomica.ro, the Facebook page and the OCC mobile app, available for download on Google Play and App Store.



MAIN GOALS AND MISSIONS OF THE ORGANIZATION

OCC produces and promotes musical culture and performing arts shows for children in-house and abroad, aimed at their education and emotional development starting from a very early age. It initiates and supports educational, cultural and social-formative projects addressed to the target audience and strives to collaborate with educational institutions by providing qualified support to schools to carry out valuable projects. OCC organizes and conducts educational programmes and creative research activities for the continuous improvement of specialised personnel in the artistic, musical, theatre, opera, ballet and technical field. 



MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE ORGANIZATION

Our main activity consists of daily shows hosted in our three halls, but children are also welcome to enrol in our extracurricular workshops or to take part in fun activities (outdoor cinema during summer, outdoor skating rink during winter, interactive lessons, workshops, festivals, backstage tours), all meant to reach children's souls and capture their smiles. With over 70 titles of opera, operetta, musical and ballet in its repertoire, OCC has over 500 performances annually, both in-house and on tour.


WILL THE PROJECT CONTRIBUTE TO AND ENRICH THE ACTIVITIES OF YOUR ORGANISATION?   

Young Theatre on the Move represents a new mile stone for the Comic Opera for Children. Being our second Creative Europe project that we implement as partner, OCC embraced the responsibility to be the Romanian promoter of this new type of cultural education that develops tomorrow’s audience. If Young Theatre project brought Impro Theatre as a steady activity to the institution, from Young Theatre on the Move, OCC hopes to draft and create new methodologies based on our trainer’s experiences as opera directors, ballet dancers and opera singers, methodologies that will help children be more aware of their emotions, their body movement and coordination and their space.
 


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Monika MuzyloProject Managermonika.muzylo@eck.elk.pl
Aleksandra Popek
Project Assistant
aleksandra.popek@eck.elk.pl
Grzegorz SierzputowskiLead Trainer
sierzputowskigrzegorz@gmail.com

ECK is a local government cultural institution, supervised by the President of Ełk, with the regular staff of more than 40 people – instructors, technical crew, cinema crew, promotion and administrative staff, who are supported by temporarily employed artists and experts.


In recent years, ECK has undergone significant changes, both in its appearance and its internal structure and activity. These changes were brought about by a changing pattern of participation in culture, new needs among audiences, and better opportunities for cooperation with international partners.
According to its statute, ECK carries out tasks in the field of cultural education, education through art and the promotion of culture and arts. Its fields of activity include theatre, folk dance and music, film, art exhibitions, organisation of artistic events and regular art classes in its department – Arts School.
Every year ECK is visited by thousands of people.



MAIN GOALS AND MISSIONS OF THE ORGANIZATION

ECK is a cultural institution with the general aim to educate through culture and art. To achieve this aim, ECK makes an effort to create the need in society to actively participate in culture, to create conditions for the development of amateur art initiatives and to integrate the local community and support local cultural undertakings.
In their daily activity, ECK closely cooperates with schools, NGOs and public institutions to better address the needs of various social groups.



MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE ORGANIZATION

ECK carries out cultural education and animation in various fields and at various levels. 
The cinema offers regular film education, amateur actors prepare new theatre productions.Special interest in ECK is given to traditional dance and music. The Masurian Dance and Song Ensemble “Ełk” participates in international folk festivals and workshops around the world. 
One of the ECK departments - Arts School offers workshops covering many channels of artistic expression: dance, painting, drawing, ceramics, model-making, music, theatre, and the use of new technologies.
ECK also organises cultural events – concerts, exhibitions, festivals.



HOW WILL THE PROJECT CONTRIBUTE TO AND ENRICH YOUR ORGANIZATION'S ACTIVITIES?

“Young theatre”, although quite unexpectedly, turned out to be a huge success for ECK. Not only did it change the way of thinking about culture and art, it also managed to link culture with education very smoothly, with mutual benefit.
The expectations of “Young theatre on the move” are quite simple – to keep impro going and changing – kids, teachers, amateurs and professionals. Ambitions are big, hopefully they will be followed by actions.

When we started with “Young theatre” in 2017 we had many doubts but also expected it to be the biggest and most prestigious project ECK has ever participated in. And it was. Our local world changed and impro became its part.
With “Young theatre on the move” we will go further, use what we developed before and add one more element – dance. ECK used to be a “dancing centre” years ago but we somehow lost it on the way. The new project is a new hope – to get dance back but also to push it in a new direction, use the combined power of improvisation in theatre and dance to become an impro centre at (at least) the regional scale.

Contact personRoleMail
Nathalie Cornille
Project maneger
contact@nathaliecornille.com
Barbara Toumajan
Project assistant
barbara.toumajan@gmail.com
Andreia Afonso
Lead Trainer

Artistic creation is the main activity of CNC danse. Since April 2000, nathalie cornille has created 21 choreographic pieces. This directory is aimed at both young and adult audiences. The shows that can be discovered on tour today are "Pépiements", "Zeste et Papilles", "Ballroom". Two new choreographic pieces are in preparation, "Dormir, rêver peut-être" and "un petit courant d'air". These shows are presented throughout Europe.

Around the creative work, the pedagogical work has an important place in the life of the company. These actions are proposed with CNC danse cultural partners. The aim is to raise awareness and train audiences in artistic practices, mainly in contemporary dance. 

CNC danse is an association supported and subsidized by the Hauts de France Region, the Pas de Calais Department, Creative Europe and the City of Wambrechies. CNC danse cultural partners are all the structures (National Scenes, Cultural Centres, Conventioned Scenes, Cities, National Choreographic Centres), which welcome the company and support artistic projects in the form of co-production, studio hosting, residency, purchase or pre-purchase of shows. These partners are located throughout Europe.



MAIN GOALS AND MISSIONS OF THE ORGANIZATION

CNC danse aims to promote artistic creation, and in particular contemporary dance, in all its forms. The artistic forms proposed can be for the stage, for the outdoors or for any place not intended for entertainment such as a museum or a public garden. By travelling throughout Europe with its shows, CNC danse contributes to the development of audiences and to raising public awareness of themes such as ecology, health, difference, integration, etc... 



MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE ORGANIZATION

Artistic creation in contemporary dance is CNC danse main activity. This activity involves other events such as the training of the public, cultural and educational activities offered in schools, nurseries, specialized environments (hospitals, people with disabilities), cultural professionals, early childhood professionals, education professionals, professional or amateur artists. A significant proportion of these activities are aimed at early childhood, children and youth. 



HOW WILL THE PROJECT CONTRIBUTE TO AND ENRICH YOUR ORGANIZATION'S ACTIVITIES?

This project is an opportunity for CNC danse:

To enlarge its workspace, 

To create new collaborations for creation and pedagogy, 

To compare and enrich cultural practices, 

To propose a pedagogical approach to contemporary dance based on creation (and not dance technique) in order to develop audiences' perception of dance and theatre performances. 

Amateur practices facilitate access to the arts when they are offered by professional cultural actors whose objective is the development of audiences.

PROJECT PARTNERS

Young theatre on the move
EU