Note of intention
In our contemporary context of repeated crises, which confronts Europe with the need to convince its citizens, the partners of the project intend to show that art and culture are a powerful force capable of stimulating creativity, exchange and cohesion. They believe that theatre, in particular, remains an essential place for dialogue, capable of creating real, direct, human encounters and of increasing our critical sense. Through their work, they wish to participate in the artistic and cultural development of Europe.
Thanks to the support of the Creative Europe program, the partners – strengthened by their visibility at the European level – are able to pursue their research on the issues of theatre, media and creation, with a particular focus on their evolution and modernization.
The project’s objectives
Prospero – Extended Theatre gathers ten partners (nine theatres and one media outlet, ARTE) from nine countries of the Union. In this project (running from 2020 to 2025) the partners, their respective teams and audience, as well as the involved artists, collaborate to redesign the production and distribution processes of plays, notably via the project’s streaming platform www.prospero-theatre.tv.
The project has three main goals:
- To contribute to a more inclusive and diversified European theatre creation, with greater connection with current societal issues;
- To broaden the dissemination of theatrical works, in theatres throughout Europe and on a shared digital space, and thereby reach new audiences;
- To promote the sharing of good practices in terms of audience development and data-based analysis.