Get to know the partners of the Stronger Peripheries: A Southern Coalition project.

Artemrede (Leader) ::: Portugal

ARTEMREDE (2005-) is a project of cultural cooperation currently gathering 18 members, including 17 Portuguese municipalities, that promotes the interaction between cities of different scales. ARTEMREDE focuses on the specificities of the territories through its support to artistic creation, network cultural programming, qualification, training, and design of strategies for cultural mediation.

At the heart of its activities is the development of artistic projects holding local communities at their core. In this vein, four major initiatives are being undertaken: ‘MEIO NO MEIO’ (2019-2021; financed by PARTIS/FCG) and the EU projects financed by the Creative Europe programme ‘RESHAPE’ (2018-2021; partner), ‘Be SpectACTive!’ (2018-2022; partner), and ‘Stronger Peripheries: A Southern Coalition’ (2020-2024; leader).


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ARTEMREDE (2005-) é um projeto de cooperação cultural que reúne atualmente 18 membros, incluindo 17 municípios, com o fim de promover a interação entre cidades de diferentes escalas. A ARTEMREDE centra-se nas especificidades dos territórios através do apoio à criação artística, programação cultural em rede, qualificação, formação, e conceção de estratégias de mediação cultural.

As suas atividades focam-se no desenvolvimento de projetos artísticos incluindo comunidades locais. Neste sentido, encontram-se em curso quatro grandes iniciativas: ‘MEIO NO MEIO’ (2019-2021; financiado pelo programa PARTIS/FCG) e os projetos financiados pelo Programa Cultura da Europa Criativa ‘RESHAPE’ (2018-2021; parceiro), ‘Be SpectACTive! (2018-2022; parceiro), e ‘Stronger Peripheries: A Southern Coalition’ (2020-2024; líder).


Bunker ::: Slovenia

Bunker is a non-profit organization for the realization and organization of cultural events, established by Nevenka Koprivšek in 1997. Bunker produces and presents contemporary theatre and dance performances, organizes different workshops and other educational programmes with a special focus on cultural and artistic education, participates in or leads numerous international projects, organizes international discursive forums and discussion evenings, and produces one of the most prominent international contemporary performing arts festivals – the Mladi Levi Festival.

Since the year 2004, Bunker programmes and manages the inspirational space of The Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana.


Bunker je neprofitni zavod za izvedbo in organizacijo kulturnih prireditev, ki ga je leta 1997 ustanovila Nevenka Koprivšek. Zavod Bunker producira in predstavlja sodobne uprizoritvene gledališke in plesne predstave, organizira različne delavnice in druge izobraževalne programe s poudarkom na kulturno-umetnostni vzgoji, sodeluje v številnih mednarodnih projektih, organizira mednarodne forume in pogovorne večere ter oblikuje enega najvidnejših mednarodnih festivalov sodobne uprizoritvene umetnosti Mladi levi.

Od leta 2004 upravlja in programsko vodi inspirativni prostor Stare mestne elektrarne – Elektra Ljubljana.


Centrul Cultural Clujean ::: Romania

Cluj Cultural Centre is a non-governmental organization for culture and sustainable development.

Legacy of the city’s bid for the European Capital of Culture 2021, the Centre implements an interdisciplinary programme to address strategic challenges of the society.

The Centre has 112 members: cultural organizations and institutions, universities, associations of the business sector and of the civil society, and the local and regional administration.


Centrul Cultural Clujean este o organizație non-guvernamentală de cultură și dezvoltare durabilă.

Inițiat pentru a pregăti candidatura orașului la titlul de Capitală Europeană a Culturii 2021, Centrul implementează un program de anvergură care abordează provocări strategice ale societății.

Centrul are 112 membri: organizații și instituții culturale, universități, asociații ale mediului de afaceri și ale societății civile, administrația locală și regională.


Consorci Transversal Xarxa d’Activitats Culturals ::: Spain

The Transversal Consortium Network of Cultural Activities brings together 10 medium-sized cities in Catalonia: Figueres, Girona, Reus, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Mataró, Manresa, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Granollers, Tortosa and Olot, with the mission of working for the promotion and defense of culture, with the conviction that all the territory is equally generator and receiver of proposals.

The Network is a service to their municipalities. From cooperative work, productions are carried out in all areas of creation (performing arts, visual arts, popular culture, pedagogical projects, etc. ) as well as the exchange of proposals between villages.

The framework of Transversal facilitates the exchange of knowledge between cultural workers, politicians, and optimizes the human and material resources dedicated by towns to cultural services. The internationalization of cities participating in European projects is also promoted.

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El Consorci Transversal Xarxa d’Activitats Culturals aplega 10 ciutats mitjanes de Catalunya: Figueres, Girona, Reus, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Mataró, Manresa, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Granollers, Tortosa i Olot, amb la missió de treballar en favor de la promoció i defensa de la cultura, amb el convenciment que tot el territori és igualment generador i receptor de propostes.

La Xarxa és un servei als municipis que la integren. A partir del treball cooperatiu, es porten a terme iniciatives de producció en tots els àmbits de la creació (arts visuals, escèniques, cultura popular, projectes pedagògics, etc.) i intercanvi de propostes entre municipis.

En el marc de Transversal es facilita l’intercanvi de coneixement entre els gestors culturals, polítics i s’optimitzen els recursos materials i humans dedicats pels municipis als serveis culturals. També es promou la internacionalització de les ciutats participant a projectes europeus.


Fakultet dramskih umetnosti – University of Arts in Belgrade ::: Serbia

The Faculty of Dramatic Arts (FDA) is a leading academic institution of higher education in the fields of cultural and media studies, performing arts, film and TV. With its long tradition of productive creativity, quality study programs, eminent professors and exceptional study recourses, the Faculty is a distinguished educational, artistic and cultural institution. The Faculty of Dramatic Arts is public institution, financed by the government of Serbia. The aims of the Faculty are: to contribute in the cultural development, participative policy making and sustainability of cultural and media system in Serbia; to discover and educate talents, foster students’ creative and intellectual potentials, enable studying and life-long learning; to promote free expression of ideas and enable development of artistic, theoretical, managerial and cultural disciplines. FDA’s core activity is organizing and implementing study programmes as well as artistic and scientific work in dramatic and audio-visual arts at all three levels. FDA gives special attention to R&D in the field of culture and arts and support regional and international co-operation in this context.

Факултет драмских уметности (ФДУ) је водећа академска институција високог образовања у области студија културе и медија, извођачких уметности, филма и телевизије. Са дугом традицијом креативног стварања, квалитетних студијских програма , еминентних професора и изузетних студијских ресурса, Факултет је постао и остао угледна образовна, уметничка и културна институција. Циљеви факултета су: допринос културном развоју, партиципативној политици и одрживости културног и медијског система у Србији; откривање и едукација талената, подстицање креативних и интелектуалних потенцијала ученика и омогућавање целоживотног учење; промоција слободно изражавања идеја и омогућавање развоја уметничких, теоријских, менаџерских и културних дисциплина. Основна активност ФДУ-а односи се на организацију и спровођење студијских програма, те уметничкоистраживачки и научностраживачки рад у пољу драмских и аудио-визуелних уметности (на сва три нивоа студија). ФДУ посебну пажњу полаже на истраживање и развој у области културе и уметности, између осталог пружајући подршку регионалној и међународној сарадњи у овом контексту.


ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa ::: Portugal

DINÂMIA’CET -Iscte, Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies is an Iscte Research Unit, evaluated with Very Good by FCT – the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology. The Centre combines fundamental and applied research on economic, social and cultural topics. It carries out advanced international research systematically grounded on interdisciplinarity. With the aim of framing a new approach to sustainable development, our research seeks to contribute to the understanding of the contemporary world through the analysis of the contexts, the actors and the consequences of change, with a focus on institutional frameworks, and through extensive recourse to comparative approaches.


DINÂMIA’CET -Iscte, Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território, é uma Unidade de Investigação do Iscte, avaliada com Muito Bom pela FCT – a agência nacional de financiamento da ciência, investigação e tecnologia. O Centro combina pesquisa fundamental e aplicada em tópicos económicos, sociais e culturais. Realiza pesquisa internacional avançada sistematicamente fundamentada na interdisciplinaridade. Com o objetivo de delinear uma nova abordagem para o desenvolvimento sustentável, a nossa pesquisa procura contribuir para a compreensão do mundo contemporâneo através da análise dos contextos, dos atores e das consequências das mudanças, com foco nos estruturas institucionais com recurso a metodologias comparativas.

L’Arboreto – Teatro Dimora di Mondaino ::: Italy

Created in 1998, L’arboreto is a cultural organization recognized locally and internationally for the quality of its activities. L’arboreto’s aim is to enhance the culture of theatre and performing arts, through, among others, two main activities: training and creative residencies.

The Theatre Dimora – which opened in 2004 – and the two guest houses – built in Mondaino (Rimini province, Emilia-Romagna region) in an arboretum park of nine hectares with about 6,000 types of plants – make L’arboreto a unique structure in Italy, particularly suitable for the research and the production of new artistic contemporary works. Guests can develop all sort of performing arts. Emerging artists and projects intending to develop and involve audiences are particularly welcome.


Creata nel 1998, L’arboreto è un’organizzazione culturale riconosciuta a livello locale e internazionale per la qualità delle sue attività. L’arboreto si propone di valorizzare la cultura del teatro e delle arti performative, attraverso, tra le altre, due attività principali: la formazione e le residenze creative.

Il Teatro Dimora – inaugurato nel 2004 – e le due foresterie – costruite a Mondaino (provincia di Rimini, Emilia-Romagna) in un parco arboreo di nove ettari con circa 6.000 tipi di piante – fanno de L’arboreto una struttura unica in Italia, particolarmente adatta alla ricerca e alla produzione di nuove opere artistiche contemporanee. Gli ospiti possono sviluppare ogni tipo di arte performativa. Sono particolarmente benvenuti gli artisti emergenti e i progetti che intendono sviluppare e coinvolgere il pubblico.


Occitanie en Scène ::: France

Occitanie en scène is the regional association for the development of performing arts in Occitanie.

It aims to contribute to the artistic and cultural development in Occitania with the objective of making it a dynamic region for creators and a land of emergence of new artistic forms.

Occitanie en scène acts on different levers for the development of the sector, it relies in particular on its strong experience of European and international cooperation to become a real support point for European and international cultural projects.

The association, through its various actions, advocates for the presence of cultural professionals in European programmes.

The deployment of the project in Occitania was the occasion for Occitanie en scène to partner with Parvis, scène nationale Tarbes-Pyrénées and Théâtre + Cinéma, scène nationale du Grand Narbonne and to collaborate on a regional and European scale around participative artistic creations and inclusive strategies of cultural mediation.

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Occitanie en scène est l’association régionale de développement du spectacle vivant en Occitanie.

Elle a pour but de contribuer au développement artistique et culturel en Occitanie dans l’objectif d’en faire une région dynamique pour les créateur·rice·s et une terre d’émergence de nouvelles formes artistiques.

Occitanie en scène agit sur différents leviers pour le développement du secteur, elle s’appuie notamment sur sa forte expérience de coopérations européennes et internationales pour devenir un véritable point d’appui aux projets culturels européens et internationaux.

L’association, à travers ses différentes action porte un plaidoyer pour asseoir la présence des professionnel·le·s de la culture dans les programmes européens.

Le déploiement du projet en Occitanie a été l’occasion pour Occitanie en scène de s’associer au Parvis, scène nationale Tarbes-Pyrénées et à Théâtre + Cinéma, scène nationale du Grand Narbonne et de collaborer à l’échelle régionale et européenne autour de créations artistiques participatives et de stratégies inclusives de médiation culturelle.

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PCAI Awareness Raising ::: Greece

PCAI is a non-profit organization, which aims at raising environmental awareness through contemporary art and moving image. The organization designs and implements a unique art program driven by the belief that art is the best way to stimulate dialogue about sustainable thinking.

PCAI realizes its objectives through three areas of activity: its mainly commissioned-based Art Collection, its cultural and contemporary art Projects, and its Support to artists and artistic initiatives, with whom it shares the same vision and concerns. PCAI’s innovative contemporary art productions, art collection, educational programs, and partnerships with other organisations and foundations have been awarded on many occasions. The organisation has recently designed and launched a series of digital exhibition and projects and a unique artist-in-residence program focusing on the interaction between contemporary art, science and environment.


Το PCAI είναι ένας μη κερδοσκοπικός οργανισμός, που στοχεύει στην περιβαλλοντική ευαισθητοποίηση του κοινού μέσω της σύγχρονης τέχνης και της κινούμενης εικόνας. Ο οργανισμός σχεδιάζει και υλοποιεί ένα μοναδικό καλλιτεχνικό πρόγραμμα, που βασίζεται στην πεποίθηση ότι η τέχνη είναι ο καλύτερος τρόπος για να κινητοποιήσει τον διάλογο γύρω από τη βιωσιμότητα.

Το PCAI εκπληρώνει τους στόχους του μέσω τριών τομέων δραστηριότητας. Αυτοί είναι η Συλλογή έργων τέχνης του, η οποία βασίζεται κυρίως σε αναθέσεις, τα πολιτιστικά και καλλιτεχνικά Προγράμματα του και η Υποστήριξη που παρέχει σε καλλιτέχνες και καλλιτεχνικές πρωτοβουλίες με κοινό όραμα και ανησυχίες για το περιβάλλον. Οι καινοτόμες καλλιτεχνικές παραγωγές του PCAI, η συλλογή έργων τέχνης του, τα εκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα και οι συνεργασίες του με άλλους φορείς έχουν λάβει διεθνή αναγνώριση και διακρίσεις. Στα πρόσφατα εγχειρήματά του είναι ο σχεδιασμός μια σειράς διαδικτυακών εκθέσεων και δράσεων και ενός πρωτότυπου προγράμματος φιλοξενίας καλλιτεχνών, το οποίο εστιάζει στην αλληλεπίδραση μεταξύ σύγχρονης τέχνης.


Pergine Spettacolo Aperto ::: Italy

Pergine Festival is an italian theatre and performing arts festival, closely linked to the town where it was born and in constant dialogue with the community and the spaces of the urban landscape. Born in 1976 as “Pergine Spettacolo Aperto” is the oldest and longest-running live-performance festival in Trentino (Italy). The Festival is the driving force of new creativity linked to different disciplinary fields and production methods that involve the audience in different forms, that use technological devices for new forms of artistic enjoyment, which inhabit unconventional places. A particular support is given to emerging artists and creation for the public space. The festival cultivates intense cultural and artistic exchanges across Europe.


Pergine Festival è un festival italiano di teatro e arti performative, strettamente legato alla città in cui è nato e in costante dialogo con la comunità e gli spazi del paesaggio urbano. Nato nel 1976 come “Pergine Spettacolo Aperto” è il più antico e longevo festival di spettacolo dal vivo del Trentino (Italia). Il Festival è centro propulsore di nuove creatività legate ad ambiti disciplinari diversi e a modalità di produzione che coinvolgono in diverse forme il pubblico, che utilizzano dispositivi tecnologici per nuove forme di fruizione artistica, che abitano luoghi non convenzionali. Un particolare sostegno viene dato agli artisti emergenti e alla creazione per lo spazio pubblico. Il festival coltiva intensi scambi culturali e artistici in tutta Europa.

POGON – Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth ::: Croatia

POGON – Zagreb Centre for Independent Culture and Youth is a cultural institution based on the new model of civil–public partnership. In 2008 it was jointly founded and is managed by the Alliance Operation City and the City of Zagreb.

The main function of Pogon is to provide the use of its facilities for cultural and youth programmes of the Zagreb based organisations free of charge.

Pogon is not defined by any aesthetic criteria or an articulated programme/curatorial concept, but functions as an open platform.

Any NGO, art association and informal group can use Pogon’s resources for the implementation of programmes in the field of contemporary art and culture, as well as for various activities aimed at young people.


POGON – Zagrebački centar za nezavisnu kulturu i mlade je ustanova u kulturi utemeljena na novom modelu civilno-javnoga partnerstva koju su krajem 2008. zajednički osnovali i kojom zajedno upravljaju Savez udruga Operacija Grad i Grad Zagreb.

Temeljna funkcija Pogona davanje je na korištenje prostora kojima upravlja za programe organizacija kulture i mladih Grada Zagreba, i to bez naplate.

Pogon nije definiran estetskim kriterijima niti čvrstim programskim / kustoskim konceptom, već funkcionira kao otvorena platforma.

Svaka udruga, umjetnička organizacija i neformalna grupa može koristiti Pogonove resurse za realizaciju programa u polju suvremene umjetnosti i kulture, kao i za različite aktivnosti za mlade.


Pro Progressione ::: Hungary

Pro Progressione is a Budapest-based artistic hub that connects people, professions and ambitions by designing international collaborations in the field of culture. From this combination, creative ideas emerge – artists, cultural activists, scientists and experts of various fields meet and give cutting-edge answers for the questions of our age.

We focus our capacities on the fields where we aim to have a positive long-term impact, thus Pro Progressione is built upon four main pillars, PP Social, PP Cult, PP Arts and PP Sound. We are active in the field of socially engaged arts, cultural & natural heritage interpretation, music as tradition and the productions of unique performances.


A Pro Progressione egy magyar művészeti szervezet, amely hazai és nemzetközi kulturális együttműködések révén köti össze a különböző művészeti ágakat és képviselőiket. Ezen kapcsolatokból született számtalan kreatív ötlet mentén amatőr és profi művészek, a kulturális szféra szereplői és más – nem művészeti – területek szakértői találkoznak és kezdenek el együtt gondolkozni, hogy a sokszínű projektek keretein belül új és formabontó válaszokat adjanak korunk kérdéseire.

A Pro Progressione munkássága négy fő pillérre épül: ezek a PP Social, a PP Cult, a PP Arts és a PP Sound nevet viselik. Tevékenységünk fókuszában a társadalmilag elkötelezett művészetek, a kulturális és természeti örökség interpretációja, az egyedi produkciók létrehozása és a zenei hagyományok őrzése és továbbadása áll.


Teatro di Sardegna ::: Italy

Universitat de Barcelona ::: Spain

The University of Barcelona is one of the oldest in Europe, active since the Renaissance times, and runs a Cultural Management Program since 1989, led from the beginning by professor Lluís Bonet. It has a PhD research line, with 7 new PhD students every year, and offers 3 MA and several postgraduate degrees on cultural policy and management. Its team of researchers and lecturers have a large interdisciplinary profile, covering from economics and sociology to political science, law and anthropology.


La Universitat de Barcelona és una de les més antigues d’Europa, activa des del Renaixement, i des de l’any 1989 duu a terme un Programa de Gestió Cultural, liderat des dels inicis pel professor Lluís Bonet. Té una línia de recerca de doctorat, amb 7 nous doctorands cada any, i ofereix 3 màsters i diversos postgraus en política i gestió cultural. El seu equip d’investigadors i professors té un ampli perfil interdisciplinari, que abasta des de l’economia i la sociologia fins a les ciències polítiques, el dret i l’antropologia.

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