Announcement: Creative Europe Large Cooperation Project funding

One person crouches within birch woodland and another stands behind to gently guide their focus with their hands on the crouching person's headDorian Braun, Tender (2018) Scottish Sculpture Workshop. Photo: Erika Stevenson

We’re thrilled to announce that Scottish Sculpture Workshop has been awarded funding from Creative Europe, the EU’s cultural and creative funding programme, towards a four-year multidisciplinary Large Cooperation Project with 9 partners across Europe.

Led by Santarcangelo Festival (IT) with partners Artsadmin (UK), Vooruit (BE), Kansallisgalleria/ Kiasma (FI), NTIL (LV), Festival de Marseille (FR), City of Women (SI), L’ Art Rue (TN) and Cork Midsummer Festival (IE), BE PART will enable us to seek new approaches and structures for the co-creation and mobility of art. Coming from a range of socio-political situations, the European dimension of this project will contribute to our wider understanding of challenges facing communities and artists across partner locations, towards a long term shift in how we work collectively and co-create artworks.

“We are delighted and thankful for this opportunity to deepen our connections with our tenacious European partners at a time when it is so absolutely vital. Together with artists and a range of communities we will support the co-creation of new work and develop methods of enacting co-governance.” 
– Sam Trotman, Director, Scottish Sculpture Workshop.

Among the 32 organisations across the UK receiving support, 62% are outwith London, demonstrating the strength of cooperative bonds across the UK and with European partners.

“We are delighted that this evidence confirms that UK cultural and creative organisations remain one of the most involved across Europe. This demonstrates that their engagement is met with a strong commitment from European partners to respond to shared challenges. Despite uncertainties around Brexit, creative solidarity remains strong across UK and rest-of-Europe.”
– Christoph Jankowski, Culture Advisor UK for Creative Europe Desk

You can read the full list of UK organisations on the Creative Europe Desk UK website.

BE PART is the second Creative Europe Large Collaboration Project awarded to SSW in recent years. Frontiers in Retreat (2013-18) fostered multidisciplinary dialogue on ecological questions within an EU network.

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