Project place: Lesvos Isl, Greece
Project dates: 27-30 October, 2022 (travelling day on the 26th – departure on the 30th).
Deadline for applying: 20.9.2022
TMP in short:
Based on theatre practices, TMP project wants to propose a creative response to address religious extremism, populism, racism and conspiracy theories in Europe. Through creative tools, TMP intends to support pedagogues and youth workers in their practices. In this sense, the project may help youngsters to find a deeper understanding of people who are “different”. TMP is about overcoming prejudices and discover the pleasure of exchanging, playing and acting for young people.
Main areas of concerns:
TMP proposes to originate a creative response on anti-democratic forces in European societies. The consortium of partners considers it is extremely important that youth workers working with young Europeans are able to use creative tools to question how populists and extremists try to manipulate them. The project explores how some groups create opposition up to enemyship to other groups, be they refugeexpected es, muslims, “unbelievers”, LGBTQ+ a.s.o.
The expected results:
TMP develops creative worktools, a handbook, an a network, in order to empower youth workers to be able to shift perspectives in their concrete work, and to help young people to find a deeper understanding of people who are “different”, overcoming prejudices and discover the pleasure of exchanging, playing and acting with people they would otherwise never meet.
The project’s objectives are:
– To empower and encourage youth workers to integrate methods into their work that will help them to address antidemocratic attitudes, such as racism, nationalism, intolerance, as well as religious fundamentalism in all its forms.
– To enrich the set of methods and tools available for youth work in the above fields with techniques from the field of theatre pedagogy and other performing arts.
– To create a core of youth trainers/ workers who have skills to tackle these sensitive issues in their work, and who also can act as multipliers
Research Workshop #2 at Lesvos Isl Greece:
The second Research Workshop of the TMP project (Theatre Makes Politics) takes place in the island of Lesvos (Greece) on 27 – 30 of October 2022 (travelling day on the 26th – departure on the 30th).
The workshop on Lesvos will address specifically the topic of alt-right extremism and populism, related to racism, refugees, xenophobia, nationalism, intolerance of the dissimilarity.
Aim of the workshop:
To research the particular topic of racism, refugees, xenophobia, nationalism, intolerance of the dissimilarity with invited experts, to share related performing arts expertise and to develop the future working groups.
Sharing knowledge with experts, sharing of “good practice” on theatre/drama techniques addressing the topics, sharing a forum theatre methodology, visiting sites of specific interest reflection and establishing further research and writing groups.
Profile of the participants:
The participants are experienced artists/ activists/youth workers, experts in the particular topics of racism, refugees, xenophobia, nationalism, intolerance of the dissimilarity, active citizenship. Participants are expected to contribute with good practices, to share their expertise and to collectively work towards the creation of the future research & writing group.
ACCOMMODATION and FINANCES:
All costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organization.
Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 180 EUR.
Participation fee: NONE!
Sending fee: 500 MKD!