und Bühnenkunst / Vienna
Mala akademija umjetnosti Ernestinovo
Theater Development Foundation ‘NEW WAVE’
VIRAL VISIONS 2021-2023
“Viral Visions – deconstructing art immunity”
Erasmus+ / Adult education / Partnerships for Creativity
Fourth meeting: Warsaw / May 2022
WORKSHOPS and Transnational meeting
The project aims to raise questions among European partners from Germany (leader), Poland, Croatia, France, Italy and Austria.
Players of the artistic field got stamped and stigmatized as NOT relevant to the System – that is the most impressing picture that was painted during the lock down due to the Covid 19 situation since the start of pandemic measures and is still ongoing.
In Warsaw we carried out a series of workshops, including mapping the area around Gocław, one of the housing estates in Warsaw’s Praga Południe district.
It is being said that Arts and culture, artists and art education are not relevant for the system!
We ask our selves if this is true? And we confirm that this claim is certainly wrong!
We would rather claim that Arts, arts education and creativity belong to the most relevant fields in time of crises: this is valid for all European countries.
Furthermore we would seek for solutions in order to improve the relevance of the artistic field, to fight against an certain art immunity that decision makers seem to being developing;
artists want to help in the system of political decision making to rethink the topic of professional relevance priorities.
Beyond that, artists would like to find answers to how to gaining an audience for (digital) artistic work and performances.
Most of the us artists, agency, arts schools, arts educators ask ourselves how to empower public artistic activities such as performances.
The project “VIRAL VISIONS” is focusing on activating the debate around professional relevancy discussion in the context of the pandemic, around the question of ephemerality of artistic stage productions within a communal policy and the difficulty to access to new audiences.
It will also aim to raise the awareness for artistic processes methods and artistic trainings in order to transfer it into adult education training programs and to trigger the huge creativity potential of citizens of all age.
Therefore the Partners’ knowledge will be extended and enriched by common experience as well as by diversified national and regional differences.