A two-year cultural project has started its journey in Europe in October 2020, under the title “IMPROVISA – Life in Motion”. Its aim is to increase access to culture and heritage for the younger audiences and communities who have a difficulty in accessing museums, such as immigrants or people living in remote areas. Through the exploration and development of improvisation models and interaction tools, using digital and mobile technologies, new proposals for innovative and participative art-based activities will emerge, enabling the (re)interpretation of culture and the enhancement of intercultural dialogue.
Among its goals are: (a) the promotion of cross-border and intersectoral mobility and exchange of knowledge between artists, museum professionals, ICT specialists and experts in audience development, (b) the development of new skills for artists and personnel οf the collaborating organizations, (c) the dissemination of the methodology and the use of the IMPROVISA Mobile App in the educational community.
During the IMPROVISA project the following will be realized: an artists’ call succeeded by Artists’ Residencies that will be held in three cities (Athens, Ljubljana, Lublin); a creative Co-Lab for the development of art-based activities; the implementation of these activities in 72 workshops in the three participating museums; the development of the IMPROVISA Mobile App and a Digital Toolkit for teachers and students so that they can use the App on their own and explore new ways of interacting with art.
The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union for the years 2020-2022.
The project is a result of the collaboration of five European organizations:
- Documenta Creaciones Multimedia Avanzadas SL in Barcelona (Spain) ( co-ordinator)
- ECCOM in Rome (Italy)
- National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) in Greece.
- Galeria Labirynt in Lublin (Poland)
- National Museum of Contemporary History (ΜNZS) in Ljubljana (Slovenia).
14/12/2021 / Scheduling the IMPROVISA workshops at EMST Athens. Would you like to participate? Read more about it here.
12/10/2021 / Find out what we’ve been developing and what’s coming up next in our 2nd Newsletter (pdf link).
8-10/9/2021 / Co-Creation Lab in Valencia (Spain): IMPROVISA’s partners and artists during this 3-day lab focused on audience development, tested the new IMPROVISA App and discussed the artists’ ideas for the implementation of educational workshops.
10.04.2021 / IMPROVISA – THE ARTISTS. After our Call For Artists, running from 31.01.2021 to 15.03.2021, the selected artists that will collaborate in the IMPROVISA-Life in Motion project are: Claudio Beorchia (Italy), Ema Ferreira (Portugal), Smaragda Nitsopoulou (Greece) and Paul Wiersbinski (Germany / replaced Renata Jaworska & Marcus Schwier). Check out the full announcement in our first Newsletter here.
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31.01.2021 / Find out about our Call For Artists here (Deadline for submission: 15/3/2021)