Partners

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).

Website: http://www.artemrede.pt/en/

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).

Website: http://www.artemrede.pt/

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.

Website: https://www.bunker.si/en/home-page-bunker-old-power-station/

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.


Website: https://www.bunker.si/

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.

Website: https://cccluj.ro/home/

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.

Website: https://cccluj.ro/home/

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.

Website (in Catalan): https://www.txac.cat/txac/

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.

Website: https://www.txac.cat/txac/

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

ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa ::: Portugal

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.

Website: https://www.arboreto.org/en/

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.

Website: https://www.arboreto.org/

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.

Website : https://www.occitanie-en-scene.fr/

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.

Website : https://www.occitanie-en-scene.fr/

PCAI Awareness Raising ::: Greece

Pergine Spettacolo Aperto ::: Italy

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.

Website: https://www.pogon.hr/

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.

Website: https://www.pogon.hr/hr/

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.

Website: https://proprogressione.com/en/pro-progressione/

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.

Website: https://proprogressione.com/

Teatro di Sardegna ::: Italy

Universitat de Barcelona ::: Spain

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