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Upcoming Events in AREA

In this newsletter we…

  • Announce the next upcoming events in AREA
  • Remind you of the Open Meeting tomorrow
  • Invite you to the next AREA Meets the World meeting
  • Inspire you with a short documentary about a group of dancers meeting kids

Upcoming events in AREA


The working groups in AREA are starting up activities again, and in the coming month we have 4 public meetings for you to join.

 

1.03.2022: OPEN MEETING
11am - 12.30pm CET

8.03.2022: AREA MEETS THE WORLD
11am - 12.30pm CET
This session will focus on Africa with guest speakers from
Burkina Faso, Ivory coast and Kenya.


15.03.2022: CREATIVE COMMUNITIES & METHODS
11am - 12.30pm CET
Relationship to the Land Part 1 with Greg Pritchard from
Australia and special guest from the farming sector.


22.03.2022: CREATIVE COMMUNITIES & METHODS
11am - 12.30pm CET
Relationship to the Land Part 2 with Jude Anderson from
Australia and special guest from the scientific sector.

Reminder of Open Meeting

 Tuesday, March 1st 2022 from 11am - 12.30pm CET

Tomorrows OPEN MEETING is your chance to present yourself: tell us about the projects you do, the place you work and the experiences you have. We also encourage you to ask questions about subsidies, finding partners for projects, finding information about residencies, touring and more.

At the end of the meeting we will take time to talk about the current tragic situation for the Ukrainian people, and a guest will tell us more about different organisations you can support.

Go to the (Zoom) meeting
Or save the Zoom link in your calendar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7044211486

AREA meets the world

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 from 11.00am - 12:30pm CET

Our working group AREA meets the world gets ready for another season of great activities. In this newsletter we are introducing the first event:
 

Focus on Africa - Episode I

  • When we talk about the public space, how could we involve the community in a decision-making process? 
  • How could art contribute to the creation of a stronger social fabric?
  • As cultural operators and artists, could we become interpreters and promoters of a community?

During the meeting, we will reflect on the role of arts and culture in the recognition of a community identity/identities.

We will put in question the concept of “empowerment”  and reflect on dynamics of power related to gender roles and discrimination,

We invite you to be with us for an informal conversation to explore different stories, contexts, trajectories, in the African continent. 
 

Guest speakers:

Soly Volna and Ladji Kone Souleymane (Burkina Faso) | https://www.ciel-k.com/

Caroline Ngorobi (Kenya) | https://jukwaaarts.co.ke/

Ambrita Sunshine (Ivory Coast) | https://www.instagram.com/ambritasunshine/

 

Moderator:

Anna Estdahl


Zoom-link will follow in a newsletter before the event.

Let’s get inspired!

 

Let’s get inspired is a column dedicated to sharing content made primarily by our members, for your inspiration.

This weeks inspiration comes from Denmark and the project The Dancer Revisiting, created by AREA member Morten Mosgaard as part of the NGO Swinging Europe. In The Dancer Revisiting three professional dancers from Holstebro Dansekompagni would visit kindergardens and schools to play with the children, and through play, find the inspiration to create a dance performance. For this performance the dancers were joined by an orchestra, who would improvise to dancers movements. It was all recorded in an art gallery in a forest in rural Denmark called Deep Forest Art Land.

The photos in this newsletter are from the project The Dancer Revisiting.

Watch the documentary here

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