The project will take place in Zagreb 2-7 December 2013, and will include a public presentation of work in Zagreb Dance Centre.
The motto of this project is “Through whose eyes do we need to see the world?”, valuing the specific niche of Disability Arts and the importance of valuing differences on the art scene and for audiences, as a genuine reflection of our societies in Europe.

The project gathers European partners driven by a strong desire to value diversity in their arts practices and with a high experience of working on audience development. The partners are four Arts organisations and cultural foundations from Portugal, UK, Croatia and Greece.

The project will examine cases for diversity across four European countries developing two specific strands of activities in order to promote inclusivity and diversity in the arts; to increase and improve transnational mobility of Deaf and/or disabled artists in Europe ; to enhance audience participation and appreciation of disability arts. The workplan includes 16 activities: 5 management tools, 1 study visit, 3 creative encounters, 3 showcases, 2 dissemination tools including a European Unlimited festival and 2 evaluation tools.

The results will be a raised awareness of European cultural professionals and audiences on the disability arts scene in four European countries; increased and improved connections between European artists and partners and an wider community of audience; a better understanding of valuing differences and pushing boundaries through artistic and cultural projects; a a broadened and nuanced reflection on cases for diversity and disability Arts.

Associação Vo’Arte, PT / Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance, HR / Onassis Cultural Centre, GR.

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This project is co-funded by the European Union.