Call out for European Outdoor Arts Academy: Kaunas School of Spectacle

“Kaunas School of Spectacle” - a practice of spectacle making from local culture that is hidden and unspoken.

Kaunas School of Spectacle is a free five day intensive outdoor arts training school for Creative Practitioners based in and around Kaunas, Lithuania and invited international artists. The school will deliver training designed to build skills that creatives need for making outdoor events and civic celebrations.

The school is led by Walk the Plank, and organised by Community artists Vita Gelūnienė and Ed Carroll in partnership with The Lower Sanciai Community Association and Teatro Klubas, Lithuania. With international partners Pafos 2017, Cyprus; Plovdiv 2019 Foundation, Bulgaria; Limerick City & County Council and Fidget Feet, Ireland; that together make up the European Outdoor Arts Academy. The training is made possible through the kind support of Creative Europe; SNF and Lietuvos kultūros taryba.

Kaunas School of Spectacle is the second of five distinct international European Schools of Spectacle. This School seeks to prepare the ground for its first community parade/procession in September 2017. The parade will celebrate bottom‒up and person‒up culture coming from the local community and increase local creative talent.

Each day of this unique free international training in English will be full and involve a hands-on laboratory open to everyone who has an interest working outside the fixed hierarchies of culture through experimentation and discovery-based learning.

“Events like this can bring communities together in shared celebrations of place and local identity” said Liz Pugh, Producer at Walk the Plank

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