About Park In Progress
ABOUT PARK IN PROGRESS
It is the first step in a far-reaching project to link major cities in the main European countries to form an extensive network of artists and creative professionals, enabling them to work together on cross-cutting, transdisciplinary projects.
ParkinProgress is a nomadic gathering that moves from one country and partner city to the next, where around 40 emerging and professional artists have the opportunity of working and collaborating together. Typically, the artists take over a park or a woody urban zone, creating a strolling promenade ‘ParkinProgress’. Artists and professionals from the host country provide some ideas for an event which the host and visiting artists then work on to create and produce an event which is then disseminated and broadcast to a wider audience.
ParkinProgress aims to:
- Develop professional synergies between emerging and professional artists from the creative and cultural world in the context of transdisciplinary projects;
- Facilitate exchanges, experiences and skill sharing between partners;
- Raise the profile of emerging artists working cross-culturally/emerging cultural heroes in the making;
- Develop the next stage of ParkinProgress’s progress by drawing upon new participating countries.
ParkinProgress involves and engages with: directors, designers, visual and multimedia artists, dancers, acrobats, musicians, actors, technicians, composers, photographers, sculptors, choreographers, sound artists, writers and programmers.
ParkinProgress prioritises young artists who have a natural interest in encounter and sharing with others and the ability to work on collaborative transdisciplinary projects. We are looking for artists whose practice has the capacity to develop through this collaborative transdiciplinary process beyond the scope of the 10-day residency.
Each promenade is created by:
- A programme of short, itinerant residencies in which the laureates gather together in one single place to set up in a ParkinProgress event
- A programme of workshops from which to learn and to shareA large-scale performance broadcast to a wider public.