PUBLICATION – Music Theatre in Flanders

October 30th, 2015 by

The publication Perspective: Music Theatre aims to give an international audience an in-depth view of recent developments in the very diverse field of Flemish music theatre. The booklet starts with a landscape sketch by dramaturge Wannes Gyselinck that gives insight into the field’s organisation, historical developments, recent artistic trends and possible future developments. Following on this, you will find a series of interviews with a diverse array of artists, such as opera director Guy Joosten or composers Annelies Van Parys and Liesa Van der Aa. The publication also contains information on the most important producers, with a focus on a number of key projects with international potential. Flanders Arts Institute is thus responding to the growing demand from outside Belgium for good information on the work of Flemish performing artists and production houses for music theatre.

You can download the publication here.

Joris Blanckaert/Muzi a Zeny – Tips &Tricks © Philip Van Ootegem


Co-operative Internships

March 18th, 2015 by

Some Enicpa activities occupy more time than members can spend: the internal communication, presentations of the network and the preparation of the round table meetings. In these cases an intern – hosted by a member institution – can be of help. Maybe the member institution hosts an intern anyway and him or her can be involved in Enicpa network task easily. It would ease the work to prepare a meeting or presentation and could bring some fresh ideas for the internal and external communication of the network. To encourage members – especially those who organize or co-organize the round table meeting – to make use of this support, Enicpa provides a co-financing.

The board decides on application. We can cover 6 months (200 € co-financing) for 2015. (The idea was taken from on-the-move who worked like this with the office and member institutions.)

Perspective: Young Audiences

July 2nd, 2014 by

This publication focuses on the performing arts in Flanders for young audiences. It contains information on the most important producers, a series of pictures of interesting projects with international potential, an overview of recent artistic developments, and a sketch that gives insight into the landscape’s organisation and the way in which performing arts for young audiences are made and appreciated. The book is intended thereby to provide the reader with an overview of recent developments in this unique field, which, according to Jeremy Boomer Stacey (IPAY), might well be ‘the best kept secret in international performing arts for young audiences’.

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Research on gender distribution in the Flemish performing arts sector

March 12th, 2014 by

Four years ago Kaaitheater and the VTi, the institute for the performing arts, carried out a small-scale study: is the performing arts sector as feminine as it is generally assumed? Well, the results were disappointing! To give just one figure: of the 32 directors of civic theatres and arts centres only seven were women. Four of them worked in youth theatres. Together with the VTi and the Performing Arts Social Fund we have now carried out more thorough gender research, ranging from the 1992-93 season to the 2012-13 season. In addition, we have examined performing arts education.

The complete research report can be found here

New Arts Flanders website online

March 12th, 2014 by

Arts Flanders aims to become the international point of reference for information about the Arts and Cultural Heritage in the Flanders region and about artists from Flanders who are active abroad. There are specific subsections, one of which is devoted to the news about the Flemish performing arts with international relevance:

SharedSpace: Music Weather Politics

March 7th, 2014 by

Series of gatherings SharedSpace: Music Weather Politics that take place in The Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw (PL) from September 2013 until November 2014 are part of the beginning phase of the Prague Quadrennial’s long-term exploration within the SharedSpace: Music Weather Politics 2013–2016 project. This international workshops in Warsaw have an aim to create an environment for young artists interested in examine contemporary scenography and new forms of space in relation with SharedSpace theme.

Music, Weather, Politics is the central thematic framework of the international scenography research and artistic project SharedSpace, aiming to create platform for exploration, redefining and creating, performative environments. Organized by the Prague Quadrennial and 13 European institutions, SharedSpace: Music Weather Politics is open for all scenographers, theatre-makers, architects, theorists, art professionals, students and wide public. Symposia, exhibitions and educational modules will be held in 11 European countries intensively, with the culmination point at Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2015.

SharedSpace is organized by the Prague Quadrennial in cooperation with:
Finnish National Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma Theatre; New Theatre Institute of Latvia; Santarcangelo dei Teatri; Victoria and Albert Museum; HKU Theatre, University of the Arts, Utrecht; Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague; The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; Centre for Creative Actions IMPACT Macedonia; Center for Polish Scenography, Silesian Museum; Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute; Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College; The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia; School of Visual Theatre Jerusalem.

Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space is the world’s largest event dedicated to theatre architecture and scenography, perceiving it as an open category with strong interdisciplinary discourse. Continuously mapping and exhibiting the world’s best in the field of scenography and performance design for nearly 50 years, the Prague Quadrennial now heads towards the 13th edition in June 2015. It is organized and funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and realized by the Arts and Theatre Institute (CZ).

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

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Unpack the Arts (2012–2014)

October 22nd, 2013 by
Unpack the Arts (2012-2014)

Unpack the Arts was a European project that provides residencies for cultural journalists in the context of twelve major festivals programming contemporary circus.

Unpack the Arts is a European project funded with support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. The project leader was Circuscentrum (Flemish information center for circus in Gent). The project partners were nine European circus organisations, among them CircusInfo Finland.

The goal of the project was to facilitate the circulation of knowledge and experience, to develop the critical discourses of its participants, and to further the role of the media within the circus arts and contemporary society. Cultural journalists, critics and chief editors from any form of media were asked to apply for the project recidences in four open calls. The 12 recidensies have taken place on circus festivals from August 2012 to February 2014. Altogether 120 journalists from all over Europe will participate in the project.

At the end of their residency, each participant in the Unpack the Arts project deliverd an article of 2,000 words. These articles were published both on the native language and as an English translation on the Unpack The Arts site.

CircusInfo Finland hosted the Unpack the Arts Helsinki residency in context of Cirko contemporary circus festival in May 2013.

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Theatre Architecture in Central Europe (TACE)

August 27th, 2013 by

Theatre Architecture in Central Europe (TACE) was a three years long project, co-financed by European Union under the Culture 2000 program. The main aim of the project was to present existing knowledge and information about the development of theatre architecture as a specific phenomenon of the European cultural heritage. Within the project, several types of activities had been implemented in such a manner, that the outputs would address a broad target group and would appeal to scholars and the general public  alike. The project was prepared by the Art and Theatre Institute (ATI) and was led by The National Theatre Prague (Národní divadlo Praha) with partner institutions as Theatre Institute Bratislava, Hungarian Theatre Institute and Museum, Theatre Museum in Ljubljana and Theatre Institute in Warsaw. The project was launched in 2008 and continued until January of 2011. After its termination, the project was transferred under management of IDU for the phase of sustainability. In this period, the project became opened and cooperation was offered to other European institutions with an ambition to cover as large area as possible. In this regard, the project has been renamed and further on is promoted under the name EUROPEAN THEATRE ARCHITECTURE – EUTA.

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Czech Cultural and Creative Industries Mapping (2011-2015)

August 27th, 2013 by
Czech Cultural and Creative Industries Mapping (2011-2015)

In March 2011, Arts Institute launched a follow-up project – Czech Cultural and Creative Industries Mapping (2011-2015). The aim of the project was to collect robust data on conditions and economic performance of CCI in the Czech Republic, and subsequently carry out a detailed analysis of the acquired data. The project included a comparative study of the situation in the Czech Republic with those of other EU member states already engaged in a similar research. The principal output of the project will be a CCI mapping document presenting all findings of this five-year project (March 2011- December 2015). On the basis of the mapping document the project will formulate a set of policy recommendations of strategic importance. These are expected to contribute to a better organization and more effective distribution of public support for the arts and culture on the national, regional and local levels, and to a more efficient exploitation of the social and economic potential of CCI in the country.

Creativity and Innovation in Cities and Regions of the Czech Republic (2011)

British Council hosted (with a number of partners, including Arts Institute) the conference Creativity and Innovation in Cities and Regions of the Czech Republic. The conference offered a unique opportunity to national, regional and local decision makers to explore how they can drive economic prosperity and social inclusion in their cities and regions by providing conditions and support to the CCI sector. Through presentations by leading Czech and international experts, the conference drew on case studies and good practice examples from creative and successful cities in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Europe.

Conference proceedings can be accessed here

Forum for Creative Europe (2009)

Arts Institute significantly contributed to the preparation of a conference Forum for Creative Europe, organized by the Czech Ministry of Culture within the Czech EU Presidency. The main objective of the conference, which took place on 26 and 27 March 2009 in the Municipal Library in Prague, was to prove that arts and culture contribute significantly to social and economic prosperity.

Conference proceedings can be accessed here

European Video Dance Heritage (EVDH)

June 2nd, 2013 by
European Video Dance Heritage (EVDH)

ENICPA was an associated partner in EVDH. This project is an EU project (2013-2015)

The overall goal of the project was to structure a European memory of dance through video and to transmit this heritage to younger generations, taking into account its political, economic, technical, legal and educational dimensions.

Specific objectives:

  1. To raise awareness among professionals, rights holders and policy makers of the need to preserve and transmit video dance
  2. To share and transfer knowledge and best practices related to the preservation and dissemination of video dance
  3. To share the memory of European dance

The project was co-funded by the Culture Programme (2007-2013) of the European Union.

The partners and associated partners in the project were:


  • France – Maison de la Danse de Lyon – coordinator of the project
  • Portugal – Fabrica de Movimentos and Vo’arte
  • Austria – IMZ (Internationales Musik + Medienzentrum)
  • Germany – Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V. (DTD), Deutches Tanzfilminstitute Bremen, Diehl + Ritter GUG and Tanzhaus NRW
  • Spain – Fundación Alicia Alonso
  • Europe – EDN (European Dance Network) and ENICPA

Associated Partners

  • Spain – Mercat de les Flors and Nu2s
  • Italy – Fondazione Teatro Stabile
  • Finland – Loikka Dance Film Festival