Open call: Re-Imagine Green Residency Program
The RE-IMAGINE Green Art Practices on the Margin project is a pioneering European cooperation initiative, supported by the Creative Europe program, focusing on the green transformation of the performing arts sector in the Balkan region and Central Europe, where the green transition is still in its early stages.
The project was initiated by organizations that were among the first in their countries to start working on the promotion and implementation of green policies in culture and creative sectors, primarily theatre and performing arts, and that now took a leading role as promoters and advocators for environment-friendly and sustainable artistic production- Green Art Incubator (Serbia), Pro Progressione (Hungary), Lokomotiva (North Macedonia), and Arte Urbana Collectif (Bulgaria).
During the course of two years, the project will seek to redefine the social role of performing arts organizations as agents of environmental change by building capacities within organizations and professionals in the field to achieve goals related to reducing CO2 emissions and achieving zero-waste production, among others.
To meet this goal, the project consortium designed an extensive residency program, RE-IMAGINE Green, encompassing four five-day residencies in each partner country. The program is foreseen to equip participants with comprehensive knowledge and skills in terms of climate literacy and ecologically sustainable approaches to project development and implementation in performing arts.
Residency participants will be selected via the Open Call which lasts up to 10 February 2024. The consortium welcomes project ideas in the early development stage by organizations, collectives, or informal groups of collaborators from the independent scene, which should nominate two representatives- a residency tandem composed of producer and artist that will participate in each residency. Based on the predefined criteria, the consortium members will select 12 tandems- 3 per partner country that will participate in the program, whose costs are entirely covered.
Regarding the application process, an online info session will be organized on 25 January at 5 pm CET, hosted by the project consortium members. The link for the session will be available on the social media channels of the project partner organizations.