Inclusive performing arts – Best practice brochure

Best Practice Brochure of the inclusive performing artsUNlabel_log_s1

Un-Label is a project supported by Creative Europe. For a period of two years, the international cultural project “Un-Label – New Grounds for inclusive Performing Arts” will see about 100 artists with and without disabilities from all over Europe deal with new inclusive and innovative ways of performing arts.

Un-Label is an open community of artists from all over Europe and from various artistic disciplines (dance, music, drama, poetry, acrobatics) where the focus is not on the disabilities but on the diversity. Every individual is different and unique, seeking to develop his or her own expressive means. Within Un-Label, everybody perceives diversity as an opportunity of expressive pluralism and innovation, thus as an opportunity to evolve.

About the brochure content . . .

A handbook of mixed-abled practitioners within Europe …
The goal is to feature reflections and observations within Europe and to share international perspectives by presenting best practice examples of merging inclusive demands and the performing arts in a professional context.

Deadline: 1st October 2016

Call for contributions




Rappel: experts pour les capitales européennes de la culture – appel à manifestation d’intérêt

Appel à manifestation d’intérêt EAC/14/2014

La Commission européenne souhaite constituer un pool d’experts pour l’assister dans la sélection des Capitales européennes de la culture.

Délai de candidature: à tout moment et au moins trois mois avant l’expiration de la validité de la liste (31.12.2020).

En savoir plus: Call for expressions of interest – EAC/14/2014

Rappel: Appel à manifestation d’intérêt – experts externes pour les programmes de la DG Education et Culture

International conference on audience development – November 3-4 in Prague

Audience development is a priority of the Creative Europe programme.

Audience development should be a priority for cultural organisations. It is far from just being about marketing; audience development influences the planning of new activities, affects the operation, creation of the programme, and education. In addition to increasing the audience interest or revenue from ticket sales, audience development can be a strategic public administration tool and can play an important role as an intermediary in a fragmented society.

Renowned foreign and Czech experts will be discussing inspirational examples in practice, the agencies involved in the analysis of data, the role of the founders or of the involved cultural organisations, and the pitfalls of audience development. The second day will consist of specialised workshops and trips to inspirational cultural organisations.

The main guests of the conference include: Steven Hadley (Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland), Kathleen McInnis (See-Through Films, USA), and Anne Torreggiani (The Audience Agency, UK).

Information: Creative Europe Desk Czech Republic

Toni Erdmann

director: Maren ADE

production: Komplizen Film, coop99 Filmproduktion, Missing Link Films, KNM

received MEDIA support through the Development – Slate scheme



L’effet aquatique

director: Solveig ANSPACH

production: Agat Films, Ex Nihilo, Zik Zak Filmworks


received MEDIA support through the Sales Agents scheme



La pazza gioia

director: Paolo VIRZI

production: Lotus Production, Manny Films



director: Justin KURZEL

production: See-Saw Films, DMC Film

received MEDIA funding through the Sales Agents and Distribution – Automatic schemes

Florence Foster Jenkins

director: Stephen FREARS

production: Qwerty Films (UK), Pathé International, BBC Films


received MEDIA support through the Distribution – Automatic scheme



Ma Ma

director: Julio MEDEM


received MEDIA support through the Distribution – Selective scheme


Luxembourg scriptwriters: call for projects POWR pitching workshop – Baltic event 2016

The call for projects for the 2016 edition of POWR – pitching workshop for scriptwriters is open and accepting applications from Luxembourg this year!

POWR is a pitching workshop for scriptwriters with tutors from Torino Film Lab which is part of Baltic Event, the industry programme of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

The workshop is co-organised by the Creative Europe MEDIA Desks of the Nordic, Scandinavian and Baltic countries. This year, the Desks are casting the net beyond the Nordic, Scandinavian and Baltic countries and opened up the call to scriptwriters from this year’s country in focus at Baltic Event: Luxembourg.

How does POWR work?

POWR selects 8 feature film projects* in the early stages of development that are actively looking for  producers. Selected projects are developed and presented at the POWR Baltic Stories Exchange, which is held during the Baltic Event Co-production Market.
Over two days, the projects are developed in group sessions and pitch preparation workshops in an informal, generous, and open atmosphere, under the supervision of 2 tutors, Valeria Richter (Denmark) and Gino Ventriglia (Italy). Each pitch lasts approx. 5 minutes and is followed by a round table session where participants meet selected producers and other film industry representatives, who provide feedback and advice.

Project criteria:

– feature-length projects with potential for theatrical distribution
– potential for the international market
– from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland or Luxembourg

How can you apply?

– required, in English: short synopsis (3-5 pages), short CV (3 pages), short motivation for participation (1 page)
– documents bundled into one single .doc file
– send your application file to your local MEDIA Desk

–> Download the application form here.

Dates & Practicalities

The workshop will take place from the 20 – 23 November 2016.
No fees apart from travel costs.

! The deadline for applications is the 11 September

Further information can be found on the POWR website: