PROJECT LEADER:
Comune di Montegranaro (Fermo - I)

COORGANIZERS:
Promotions des Arts Forains asbl, Namur (B)
La Strada Straßenzirkusfestival, Bremen (D)
Federazione Naz. Arte di Strada - Rome (I)

PARTNERS AND SUPPORTS:

Public Boards and Istitutions:
Regione Marche (I);
Provincia di Fermo (I);
Senator für Kultur Bremen (D);
Ville de Namur (B);
Ville de Arles (F);
Ville de Barcelone (E);
Province du Limbourg (B);
Conseil Général de l'Essonne (F);
Ville de Luxembourg (LUX);
Comune di Monterubbiano (I);
Comune di Moresco (I);
Comune di Lapedona (I);
Comune di Porto San Giorgio (I);
Comune di Campofilone (I)
Comune di Fermo (I);
Comune di Ortezzano (I);
Comune di Falerone (I);
Comune di Monte Vidon Corrado (I);
Comune di Servigliano (I);
Comune di Grottazzolina (I);
Comune di Francavilla d'Ete (I).

Local Association for Cultural Promotion:
Associazione Pro loco di Campofilone (I)
Associazione Pro loco di Lapedona (I)
Associazione Pro loco di Ortezzano (I)
Associazione Pro loco di Petritoli (I)
Associazione Pro loco di Grottazzolina (I)

University:
Universitŕ degli Studi di Macerata;
Facoltŕ di Beni Culturali (I).

Theatre Boards & Networks:
Bund. Theater im Öffentlichen Raum (D);
A.M.A.T. Ass. Marchigiana Attivitŕ Teatrali (I);
Artserv.net, art services network (D);
AgitPolska e.V. (D).

International Festivals:
Ratataplan Int. Festival, Lessona (I);
Artistiinpiazza, Int. Festival Pennabilli (I);
Ferrara Buskers Festival, Ferrara (I);
Mercantia Int. Festival, Certaldo (I);
Ulicnih Sviraca Festival Novi Sad (SR);
Szárnyas Sárkány Festival, Nyírbátor (HUN);
Tuin der Lusten, Overijssel (NL);
Feta Festival, Gdansk (PL);
Internationaal Straattheaterfestival, Gent (B);
Spraoi Festival, Waterford (IR);
Bath Fringe, Bath (UK).


RESERVED AREA:
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To OPEN the city gates to street arts means to bring out the value of open air spaces assigned to social life, to enforce the cohesion inside communities, to improve the local tourist activity, to create new routes for exchange and integration between European countries.

The creation of a international debate, the comparisons between normative and laws, different urban patterns and policies for development and support of street arts, will drive to a new consciousness and will produce new stimulus in administrators and art operators. This route could not be undertaken on a simple regional or local level. Our country, now, is Europe!





Erasmus + is not just Youth and Education ...

Discovering the possibilities of the Erasmus + Program for European cultural operators




WHAT IS ERASMUS+?

ERASMUS+ is the most important funding program of the European Union for the support to initiatives dedicated to education, training, youth and sport, and offers many possibilities also for the performing arts sectors. Furthermore, ERASMUS+ is perhaps the only program that recognizes 100% of the expenses incurred for the implementation of the project. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad. Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn't just have opportunities for students, it also gives opportunities for a wide range of organisations, such as universities, education and training providers, think-tanks, research organisations and private businesses.

Regarding the EU support to cooperation projects, it is well known that the attention of cultural operators of in the ambit of music, performing arts, circus, popular and street theatre has always been mainly focused on the Creative Europe calls for large or small scale projects. Too often the Erasmus+ funding programme has been wrongly considered as a Programme expressely dedicated to the ambit of Education and youth, thus involving only the school ambit. Indeed, the many opportunities offered by Erasmus+ funding programme must seriously be taken in consideration by art operators: theatre and circus schools, artistic residences, professional companies, trainers, cultural operators and event organizers can all apply to Erasmus+ calls specifically addressed to activities focused, for example, on youth and adult training, mobility of volounteers, trainers updating, transnational learning and cooperation, development of strategic partnerships, of knowledge and sector skills alliances...thus perfectly matching what is usual practice and everyday activity for most part of EU art professionals!

THE ADDED VALUE OF TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION
To be involved in ERASMUS+ cooperation projects means to have the opportunity to be engaged in a number of development and networking activities, including strategic improvement of the professional skills of own working staff, to assume organisational capacity building. To create transnational cooperative partnerships with organisations from other countries means to produce innovative outputs and to exchange best practices. The benefits also include an increased capacity to operate at an international level, improved management methods, access to further funding opportunities and projects, increased ability to prepare, manage, and follow-up projects, as well as a more attractive portfolio of opportunities for learners and staff at participating organisations.

SOME EXAMPLES OF INVOLVEMENT OF CIRCUS AND STREET THEATRE
If you still think that Erasmus+ has nothing to do with your activity, just have a look to few examples out of dozens supported in 2017 by Erasmus+ in the ambit of street show/circus/theatre:

Project Leader: Asociación Iniciativa Internacional Joven (ES)
Title: Inclusion through Urban Art & Folk Music
Eu Contribution: € 60.000
www.uafolk.aiij.org

Project Leader: Plavo Theatre (SRB)
Title: Theatre - Encounter, Inclusion, Action
Eu Contribution: € 58.000
www.theatre-encounter-inclusion-action.org

Project Leader: Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles (BE)
Title: Research on youth and social circus pedagogy
Eu Contribution: € 232.000
www.caravancircusnetwork.eu

Project Leader: Fédération Française des Ecoles de Cirque (FR)
Title: INTENTS - Partenariat Stratégique pour la définition de la profession de professeur en arts du cirque et la reconnaissance de ses compétences
Eu Contribution: € 366.000
www.ffec.asso.fr

Project Leader: Control Stúdió Filmegyesület (HU)
Title: Rural Inclusive Outdoor Theatre Education;
Street theatre education methodology and network cooperation model in rural enviroment
Eu Contribution: € 59.000
www.controlstudio.hu


You can download the excel files of all projects supported yearly by Erasmus+ here: www.ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-projects-compendium

ACTION KEYS AND DEADLINES
The Programme is made up of three so-called "Key Actions" and two additional actions. They are managed partly at the national level by National Agencies and partly at the European level by the EACEA. The European Commission is responsible for Erasmus+ policies and oversees the overall programme implementation.

Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals
This Action supports mobility in the education, training and youth sectors and aims to bring long lasting benefits to the participants and the organisations involved.

Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
The actions under KA2 make it possible for organisations from different participating countries to work together, to develop, share and transfer best practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training and youth.

Key Action 3: Support for policy reform
Key Action 3 provides grants for a wide variety of actions aimed at stimulating innovative policy development, policy dialogue and implementation, and the exchange of knowledge in the fields of education, training and youth. The majority of them are managed by the EACEA.

Jean Monnet
Jean Monnet Activities are designed to promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. The activities also foster the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing governance of EU policies.

Sport
The Sport Chapter in the Erasmus+ Programme aims to support European partnerships on grassroots sport in order to pursue the following objectives: tackle cross-border threats to the integrity of sport, such as doping, match fixing and violence, as well as all kinds of intolerance and discrimination; to promote and support good governance in sport and dual careers of athletes; to promote voluntary activities in sport.

The deadlines for various item of every Key Action are announced periodically for every year, generally starting from about March/April until October. For 2018, the last deadlines - 4th October- are referred to following Actions:

Key Action 1 - Mobility of individuals in the field of youth
Key Action 2 - Strategic partnerships in the field of youth
Key Action 3 - Support for policy reform


For 2019, the announcements for calls are expected at the end of 2018/early 2019.
Direct info are available here:

www.ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/calls/erasmus-programme-call-proposals- 2018_en



Erasmus+ Cooperation Workshop, BRUXELLES - Tue. 11th - Wed. 12th September 2018

In Brussels a two days workshop on Erasmus+ calls






THE WORKSHOP
In order to support all art operators willing to design a cooperation project and submit the relevant application in occasion of future Erasmus+ calls, Open Street aisbl organizes a two-day workshop in Brussels on Tue. 11th and Wed. 12th September, aiming to understand all the theoretical and practical aspects of the Erasmus+ Calls - Cooperation Projects – in order to be ready in time for next submission deadline, fixed on 4th October 2018 for following actions:

Key Action 1 - Mobility of individuals in the field of youth
Key Action 2 - Strategic partnerships in the field of youth
Key Action 3 - Meeting between young people and decision-makers in the field of youth

Needless to say that the workshop is also useful for applications of subsequent calls, expected at the end of 2018/early 2019 and still to be announced.


COST OF WORKSHOP


The table of costs hereunder are shared between Open Street members and not members. In order to give the same opportunity of participation to all European operators, the cost is based on the PPS (Purchase Power Standards) of respective countries.


COSTS FOR PER OPEN STREET MEMBERS


COSTS FOR NON-MEMBERS



In any case, the cost of workshop proposed by Open Street aisbl is really very low if compared to similar workshop which are NOT, in any case, specifically addressed to art operators of Theatre, Circus and Street Arts.


TO WHOM IS THE WORKSHOP ADDRESSED?
Theatre and circus schools, artistic residences, professional companies, trainers, cultural operators and event organizers can all apply to Erasmus+ calls...If you still think that Erasmus+ has nothing to do with your activity, just have a look to few examples out of dozens supported in 2017 by Erasmus+ in the ambit of street show/circus/theatre:

Project Leader: Asociación Iniciativa Internacional Joven (ES)
Title: Inclusion through Urban Art & Folk Music
Eu Contribution: € 60.000
www.uafolk.aiij.org

Project Leader: Plavo Theatre (SRB)
Title: Theatre - Encounter, Inclusion, Action
Eu Contribution: € 58.000
www.theatre-encounter-inclusion-action.org

Project Leader: Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles (BE)
Title: Research on youth and social circus pedagogy
Eu Contribution: € 232.000
www.caravancircusnetwork.eu

Project Leader: Fédération Française des Ecoles de Cirque (FR)
Title: INTENTS - Partenariat Stratégique pour la définition de la profession de professeur en arts du cirque et la reconnaissance de ses compétences
Eu Contribution: € 366.000
www.ffec.asso.fr

Project Leader: Control Stúdió Filmegyesület (HU)
Title: Rural Inclusive Outdoor Theatre Education;
Street theatre education methodology and network cooperation model in rural enviroment
Eu Contribution: € 59.000
www.controlstudio.hu

You can download the excel files of all projects supported yearly by Erasmus+ here: www.ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-projects-compendium

Erasmus+ is the most important support program of the European Union for the areas mentioned above and offers many possibilities for the performing arts sectors. Furthermore, ERASMUS + is perhaps the only program that recognizes 100% of the expenses incurred for the implementation of the project.


WORK PLAN (still temporary)

Tuesday 11th September 2018

10:00 Welcome coffee
10:30 First session
- Features of Erasmus+ Program
- Aims and Priorities of program
- Requirements and terms for participation
- The opportunities for the performing arts
- Analysis of previous assignments

12:00 Break

12:15 Second session
- The Key Actions of Erasmus+
- Evaluation criteria
Exercise 1 (working teams): to build up an efficient partnership
13:30 Lunch break

15:00 Third Session
# How to compose a successful application
- My idea of project and partnership
- The approach to the E-form
- How to describe the project
- How to compose an activity plan

16:00 Break
16:30 Fourth Session
Exercise 2 (working teams): From the concept to the application

18:00 End of activity

Wed. 12th September 2018

10:00 Welcome coffee
10:30 Fifth Session
# Grant management
- The financial regulation of EU programmes
- Accounting and eligible costs
- Contracting
- Reports and account statements

12:00 Break
12:15 Sixth Session
Exercise 3 (working teams): The accounting management of project

13:00 Lunch Break
14:30 Seventh Session
# Build up your partnership with Open Street aisbl
- Presentation of activities of participating entities
- Aims of cooperation in the ambit of performing arts
- Strategies and good practices of cooperation
EXERCISE 4 (working teams): Sharing and implementation of project’s concepts

16:30 End of activities

Seat of workshop: Regione Toscana Repr. Office - Rond Point Schuman 14 - Bruxelles (BE)
Language: The official language of workshop is English

TRAINERS:
Giles Agis (UK) - expert in intercultural arts projects, specialist in E+ and involvment of countries outside EU

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Isabella Belcari (IT) - expert in E+ design and implementation

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NOTE: Open Street aisbl will release to every participant a certificate of attendance, valid for the single person as well as for the entity he/she represents.



DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHOP PROGRAM IN PDF

The staff of Open Street aisbl, based on its great experience of project design (3 projects of cooperation implemented until 2012 and 3 in progress this year) will accompany you in the study of European forms, in the adoption of the best project management strategies, in the definition of the best European partnership, in the knowledge of the administrative matter, in the drafting of an excellent application.

An international meeting reserved for members, unique in its kind, specifically dedicated to the world of performing arts. An opportunity, moreover, to meet new partners with the same or converging interests.

Do not miss this training opportunity, which could revive the European dimension of your activity: SUBMIT NOW THE PARTICIPATION FORM IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS [DEADLINE 30TH AUGUST]



POETIC INVASION FESTIVAL STARTS

70 companies from 15 countries are in competition in 3 sections of Poetic Invasion Festival (Bremen, Sibiu and Montegranaro). Cooperating countries are the main protagonists of program.




The POETIC INVASION FESTIVAL starts today, 8th June 2018, in the absolutely prestigious frame of the SIBIU INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL. The PIC program will be intertwined with that of the biggest cultural event in Eastern Europe until 17th June, experimenting with innovative forms of entertainment in the suburbs and shopping centres of the Transylvanian capital.

Almost at the same time, starting from 9th and 10th June, in Bremen, the artists and companies programmed in the framework of the European project will animate the historic district of the old spinning mills, a suburb of the Teutonic city that covers an important heritage of industrial archaeology, but which usually remains outside of cultural programming. In Bremen the real Kermesse will start on the following weekend, where for 3 days the streets and squares of the city of the famous 4 Musicians will be filled with artists and companies from all over the world for the new edition of LA STRADA International Festival.

Finally, from the 22nd to the 30th of June, the third section of the PIC Festival will see the light in Italy, in the small town of Montegranaro, inside the VEREGRASTREET Festival, an event that celebrates its 20th anniversary. The program of the PIC Festival in Italy includes artistic itineraries between hills and small villages, always looking for a new dimension of encounter between the performing arts and the audience.

In each of these three locations, the POETIC INVASIONS will try to surprise the audience, presenting the most traditional languages of artistic expression with new formulas, aiming to discover the new public in unconventional places. An autonomous artistic program that is hosted within a Festival of great importance and has always been aimed at innovation.

In addition to a very varied program of performance in line with the characteristics of the project, about 70 of the companies that will perform in Sibiu, Bremen and Montegranaro, have signed up to the new platform www.poeticinvasion.eu, implemented by Open Street aisbl, and will be voted from the public. In each of the 3 locations of PIC FESTIVAL, the artistic proposal that will receive the best rating, will have the opportunity to participate in the other festivals of the network.

POETIC INVASION (Of the Cities) is a project of the Municipality of Montegranaro implemented with the support of Open Street aisbl, in partnership with Teatrul National Radu Stanca (Sibiu, RO), Neue Gruppe Kulturarbeit eV, (Bremen, DE) and co-funded by European Union under the CREATIVE EUROPE program. During the 3 years of the project there will be many opportunities to participate in the activities, especially for the companies of the cooperating countries.

Stay in touch with us !! More informations and updates about the european contest on www.poeticinvasion.eu

OPEN STREET AT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
BRUSSELS (23rd May 2018)



City of Certaldo (IT), Open Street aisbl, 7 MEPs, 27 Institution of 5 Countries have been involved in a meeting at European Parliament in Bruxelles for Mysteries & Drolls project presentation




23 May 2018 is an important date for the cultural cooperation project Mysteries and Drolls: in Brussels, at the European Parliament, thanks to the interest of the European Parliamentarian Nicola Danti, together with the Project Leader Municipality of Certaldo and the coordination of Open Stret aisbl, the European cultural cooperation project is presented to the invited European Parlamentarians together with representatives of governmental and cultural institutions from the countries involved. The presentation of the project will be an unrepeatable occasion to emphasize to Parlamentarians invited how culture can play a dominant role in practically all European policies, thus encouraging all Member States and the European Parliament to guarantee a substantial and sustainable increase in the budget assigned to the culture. It is hoped that the presentation of the project could represent a significant event for the future of the European theatre, thanks to which the cultural cooperation promoted by Open Street will be recognized by the governments and institutions of the continent.

The important result achieved will be able to introduce Mysteries and Drolls as an excellent example of cultural co-operation. The project, designed by Open Street aisbl, foresees a framework of research, training and experimentation, in an European and intercultural dimension, on the forms and languages of medieval theatre and jester arts, emphasizing the centrality of the forms of the sacred and the buffoon, which are the very roots of every theatrical form of today and represents a common and shared heritage for the whole continent.

More Information about Project: www.populartheatre.eu

Speech by Alessio Michelotti - Open Street aisbl: Speech Alessio Michelotti 23rd mai 2018

Meeting Agenda: Agenda M&D Meeting, Eu Parliament



POETIC INVASION Festival
Bremen DE, Sibiu RO, Montegranaro IT (June 2018)

Opportunities for artists and companies from Italy, Belgium, Germany, Romania (Deadline 28th February)




Open Street aisbl in partnership with the VEREGRA STREET International Festival (Montegranaro IT – Project Leader), LA STRADA International Street Performance Festival (Bremen DE) and SIBIU International Theatre Festival, working on POETIC INVASION project for the years 2018-2020, with the contribution of the European Community as part of the CREATIVE EUROPE Program. The project's activity plan focuses on the use of unconventional spaces in the performing arts and includes programming, production and training actions.

In this context, in 2018, many opportunities to participate for artists and companies of the most diverse performing arts disciplines are OPEN. In particular for the first edition of the “traveling festival” POETIC INVASION, the events where you can send your application are 3:

- SIBIU International Theater Festival (Sibiu RO), Poetic Invasion Festival, Romanian section (Belgian Year), 08-17 june 2018 (www.sibfest.ro)




- LA STRADA International Street Performance Festival (Bremen DE), Poetic Invasion Festival, German section (Italian Year), 14-17 june 2018 (www.lastrada-bremen.de)




- VEREGRA STREET International Festival (Montegranaro IT), Poetic Invasion Festival, Romanian section (Romanian Year), 22-30 june 2018 (www.veregrastreet.it)






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