INFRA’s mission is above all to coordinate actions with the local partners involved in every steps of the project.
This international cooperation took form of an exchange between six cultural actors from Greece, Belgium, Italy and Moldova and France.
Aside from the laboratories the partners organized with the complicity of INFRA’s team, moments of residencies where artists from INFRA program were offered to have the space to create their own artpiece.
They helped for the production and organisation of the travels for their artists, and organized a laboratory in their city in relation with the local art system and cultural scene.
Created in 2003, Latitudes Contemporaines has become a reference in contemporary creation by accompanying and programming new artistic creations.
On the lookout for the evolution of artistic forms, Latitudes Contemporaines strategically articulates an annual festival annuel and a production office with a cultural engineering and European cooperation policy.
Founded in 2003 in northern France, (now called the Hauts de France region), the Association Latitudes Contemporaines has created a festival which focuses on new forms of live performance, in which the body is a primary component. Since its creation, the Festival has characterized itself as an open space for artistic approaches committed to aesthetic, sensitive and/or relational research with its audiences. Key words which apply to the Latitudes Contemporaines Festival are: experience, curiosity, trans-discipline, critical diversity and creativity, and it is considered an excellent place for cultural encounters in tune with the times, targeting a complex, dense multi‑bordered region.
The Festival offers an intense program spanning three weeks in June, including metropolitan Lille, as well as Courtrai and Condette (Château d’Hardelot). It offers a shared space for artistic speech, open to multiple definition but with no restrictions as to form, with a common interest in exchange, featuring all that has meaning and uniqueness in the reality of the 21st century. Latitudes Contemporaines is a living witness to our time, focusing on the most important questions including the definition of art, the body’s place in society, and sensitively examining the role of the individual as both spectator and creator, identity and the discourse which drives us.
Latitudes Contemporaines seeks to be a quality, inclusive scene festival, where everybody can experience an artistic coup de foudre. The festival is opened to large audiences, on the territory of the Eurometropolis Lille–Kortrijk–Tournai and beyond. Through its international dimension, the festival wishes to encourage intercultural dialogue and collective reflexion. Each year, the programmation tackles a committed theme, and develops mediation projects with different audiences. The festival is an open window for today’s social and political interrogations, but also a meeting space, and a festive moment!
Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau KSA:K is a non-governmental, non-profit, independent institution registered inthe year 2000. The Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau KSA:K’s mission is to contribute to the accreditation of the contemporary art practices in the Republic of Moldova by the encouragement of the new forms of artistic and cultural expression that would reflect the dynamics of the social, political and economical transformations of the country.
The Center pleads for the integration of the local practices in the international cultural circuit. KSA:K emphasize on supporting of a new generation of socially active artists, capable of questioning the legitimacy ofthe official cultural policy, with its inheritance of the totalitarian past. In this sense, the Center is in a continuous search for cultural forms, which would correspond to the newly established social, political and economic order of asociety in transition. The opening up of the local artistic scene should lead to the joining of a broad international cultural dialogue. KSA:K is encouraging the new means of artistic expression and usage of new mediums, which they complement with adequate critical theories.
Arts Centre Vooruit – an official Belgian Arts Institution since 2017 – is the beating heart of the arts neighbourhood in Ghent, together with the nearby Minard Schouwburg, Ghent’s city library De Krook and Capitole. 350,000 visitors pass through our doors each year for performance art, music, literature, theatre, debate and so much more. The Vooruit Café, located in an impressive centenary monument, functions as an important meeting place in the city.
Vooruit is making the change to a horizontal organisational structure. The process is guided by a team that meets once a week. This team consists of a fixed core of twelve people, supplemented by all Vooruit employees who wish to table an issue for discussion. Vooruit’s 92 (!) employees are organised into a coordination team, expert teams, realisation teams and future teams.
In this collaborative model, the focus is on roles in addition to functions. These roles change and adapt, such that everyone at Vooruit can adopt a leading role. Together we develop plans and realise goals, but we rely on our own initiative as individuals. In this way the guidance and performance of duties add up to a whole, allowing the expertise and skills of each individual to be utilised to the full. Transparent internal communication is crucial in making this a workable model.
The Teatro di Roma was born as a Teatro Stabile della Capitale in 1964 under the artistic direction of Vito Pandolfi, with a temporary seat at the Teatro Valle.
In 1972, when the historic seat of the Argentina Theater was restored, the new director Franco Enriquez gave the Teatro Stabile its definitive name of Teatro di Roma. Enriquez encourages relations with the city and establishes collaborations with some Roman ‘wineries’ by inserting their shows on the bill of the building.
They organized laboratories in their territories, but were not involved directly with the artist, but on other level of production.
MIRfestival is a satellite, a system in orbit, parallel to other systems, like the Soviet (and later Russian) orbital station it shares its name with. Passing by artists, creators of ephemeral and unique works, stop on MIR for a while to emit their signal before they continue their trip in time and space. MIRfestival is situated on the cutting edge of the new creation, on the provocation of the unexplored, on the violence of birth, on the acuteness of claim.
MIRfestival is happening in the city, securing a breathing space for the artistic creation.A space where people do have an identity, but what they do does not bear a label. Where no one tries to persuade the others that what they do is “this” or “the other”, because what is more important is the fact that they create and because they have something urgent to transmit. MIRfestival is happening where the experiment takes place, where the arts meet, where encounters happen, where thought on reality is being produced.The city is the system in which MIR operates.The planet is its natural environment (in Russian MIR means “world” and “peace”).
MIRfestival welcomes experimental and adventurous creation at the meeting point of arts: performing arts / live media / image. It enables meeting between artists of different provenance and between artists and the audience. It is a place where artists share their vision of the world and of the reality with audiences ready to make a shift, to question their views, to be propelled to new horizons and to see new realities emerge.
Founded in 1927 by the architect and designer Henry van de Velde, the École nationale supérieure des arts visuels of La Cambre (ENSAV) has nearly 700 students in 18 different departments: ceramics, animation, drawing, urban design, engraving and the printed image, painting, photography, sculpture, and an art restoration department. Its design departments include industrial and textile design, book design and bookbinding, interior design, set design, fashion and accessories design, as well as graphic and visual communication and typography. Since the fall of 2016, the school also offers a contemporary creative writing workshop (a continuous 2 cycle program, taught in the evenings and on Saturdays, 30 study credits.)
La Cambre is a graduate and post-graduate school for the arts (ESA) organised by the Brussels Wallonia Federation. The school is part of the Brussels Academic pole – the cluster of institutions of higher learning in the region – as well as the cross-disciplinary ARTes platform, including the Brussels Royal Conservatory and INSAS (film, music, theatre). It has developed a solid partnership with the Free University of Brussels (ULB) in terms of research and certain classes. La Cambre participates regularly in national and international partnerships, institutional, educational, artistic, socio-cultural, industrial and commercial, each of which feeds into and becomes part of the structuring of its teaching.
The school is located on the historic eponymous site of the Abbey of La Cambre. In the 1980s, it expanded to two nearby sites. The school has an outstanding library and a major archive collection which includes the graphic and photographic work of its founder, Henry van de Velde. La Cambre also builds on its collection of student and teacher work, organizes many public events (lectures, exhibitions, fashion shows …) and regularly publishes books and essays.
A number of associations contribute to La Cambre’s dynamism and outreach, including Les Amis de La Cambre, the Atelier de production de La Cambre, La Cambre-Mode(s) and the Fonds Henry van de Velde