Everybody wants a refugee on stage: Conversations around contemporary artistic engagement with migration


This publication is a follow-up of our mapping "Creation and Displacement" (2016). With this update, we are going back to some of the projects considered as good examples of initiatives engaging creatively with displacement, without shying away from challenges and failures. We aim to look critically at the way such initiatives developed and sustained themselves, and at the impacts on the participants and on the artists and creators. Above all, we aim to give a voice to the people who were directly involved in the organisation and management of the projects, who have dedicated years to use the power of the arts and culture to build bridges between newcomers and locals, often in a hostile political environment.