Meet the heart of our project - the tandems. Every European project partner collaborates with an international organization from Africa, working in unison on various project activities. Discover the potential of cross-continental cooperation, where cultures intertwine, ideas flourish, and boundaries fade.
Lithuania / Senegal
The National Kaunas Drama Theatre, founded in 1920, is Lithuania's oldest professional theater. With a diverse ensemble of 50 actors and guest performers, they offer a repertoire of approximately 40 performances spanning various genres for audiences of all ages. The theater is home to five stages, hosting around 350 events annually and prioritizing international collaboration, co-productions, and global visibility.
RAW Material Company is an African center for art, knowledge, and society, emphasizing curatorial practice, art education, residencies, and knowledge production. They aim to nurture artistic and intellectual creativity in Africa, with a transdisciplinary program that draws inspiration from various fields. Located in Dakar, their Zone B space, a renovated 1950s residential home, serves as a focal point for research on architecture and urban planning's role in shaping contemporary discourse in African cities.
Poland / Zambia
ART TRANSPARENT Contemporary Art Foundation, established in 2005 in Wrocław, is dedicated to advancing contemporary art and social causes through local and national projects, as well as their initiatives. They aim to promote contemporary art and foster open-mindedness while engaging with the public to address societal issues. The foundation emphasizes the significant role of contemporary art in social development, participating in initiatives with social, educational, and anti-discriminatory themes, and addressing the complexities of historical and individual trauma.
The Women's History Museum of Zambia, founded in 2017, is dedicated to researching and preserving African indigenous narratives, particularly those centered on women. They collaborate with indigenous communities to create digital platforms and tools, aiming to make this heritage accessible, challenge colonial knowledge asymmetries, and influence future knowledge production.
Hungary / Zambia
Pro Progressione is an arts centre based in Budapest that connects people, professions and ambitions by devising international collaborations in the field of culture. From this combination, creative ideas emerge - artists, cultural activists, scientists and experts from various fields come together and provide avant-garde answers to the questions of our time.
Barefeet Theatre, founded in Zambia in 2006, is a cultural movement bringing together young Zambian and Irish artists. They work together to run theatre workshops that empower and protect vulnerable children in Lusaka, improving their lives through creative expression. Their vision is to create a world where all children can exercise their rights, be heard and explore their creativity.
Croatia / Tunis
Croatian national theatre was founded in 1956 as a community theatre, becoming a national theatre in 1991. It consists of Ballet, Opera (symphonic orchestra, choir and soloists), Croatian drama, Italian minority drama and Youth ensemble, employing 320 people.
A public establishment founded in 1983, the Tunisian National Theater's mission is the development of Tunisian theater through training, production, and distribution. The theatre constantly strives to expand its audience by attracting and granting accessibility to young people, students, and all social categories.
Lithuania / Burkina Faso
National Kaunas Drama Theatre is the oldest professional theatre in Lithuania, founded in 1920. The theatre’s ensemble consists of 50 actors and many guest performers, and the repertoire includes about 40 performances of various genres ranging from classical works to contemporary dramaturgy for different age groups – from children to older audiences. At present, there are five different stages in the theatre.
The Récréâtrales Theater is a permanent place of theatrical creation, training and dissemination for the use of Burkinabè and international artists but also of the inhabitants of the district.
Poland / Tanzania
Founded in 2005, the ART TRANSPARENT Contemporary Art Foundation is dedicated to advancing contemporary art and social issues through local and national projects, fostering an artistic and intellectual environment, promoting awareness of public space, and encouraging open dialogue and engagement in cultural and educational activities.
Nafasi Art Space was founded in 2008 by a small group of Tanzanian artists with the aim of improving access to and widening participation in the visual arts in Tanzania. It is Tanzania’s leading centre for contemporary visual and performing arts, comprising a vibrant community of artists, musicians, dancers, performers and technicians based in the industrial area of Mikocheni B, Dar es Salaam.
Austria / Burkina Faso
In 2019, the city of Bad Ischl and 22 other municipalities won the title of ‘European Capital of Culture 2024’ in Austria. This was the first time that this title has been awarded and implemented in a rural region of the Austrian Alps.
Opera Village Africa (German: Operndorf Afrika) is an international arts education project realised in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, since 2009 and builds on the idea of the German artist Christoph Schlingensief (1960–2010). Since then, this has manifested itself, in the form of a platform for intercultural exchange programs and relevant postcolonial discourses, which makes a new and differentiated image of Africa visible. Since 2011 the project is under the patronage of the former Federal President of Germany Horst Köhler.
Norway / Mali
Bodø 2024 is the largest cultural project in Norway in over 10 years and the largest ever in Northern Norway. Bodø is the first European Capital of Culture above the Arctic Circle - at 67 degrees north.
Ségou’ Art | Festival sur le Niger, is a creative format of the Festival sur le Niger, which in addition to music, focuses on contemporary art through a Contemporary Art Salon, and all the traditional components of the Festival sur le Niger.
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