CREATING MULTI-PURPOSE CROSS-DISCIPLINARY ART CENTRE VIA THE REUSE OF EXISTING ABANDONED BUILDINGS IN A RURAL AREA.

Creating a multi-purpose cross-disciplinary art center via the reuse of existing abandoned buildings in a rural area.

The main goal of the project is to create a multi-purpose learning and performing center via the reuse of existing abandoned buildings and spaces inside the farm ( Art Aia -Creatives\in\Residence) and to assist visiting partners in the creation of a workshop\performance\exhibition within the space.The visiting partner is free to decide the topic and the techniques to be used. After a desk and field research on the abandoned structure, during a residency program, a workshop\performance\exhibition will be prepared by the visiting partner based on the result of the research. The purpose is to revitalize the anthropogenic element of the building/ space. Together with the creation of the workshop\performance\exhibition, there will be the preparation of the abandoned building/ Space during which the hosting partner involves volunteers/ local authorities/ sponsors, in order to prepare the structure for the event. The participants of the performance will be performers/artists/ workshop participants from 2 partners – the hosting one and the one that directs it. The visiting partner would also have to be willing to host our group and collaborate in the creation of a workshop\performance\exhibition in an abandoned structure, i.e. abandoned factories, hospitals, monasteries, churches, worthy buildings, quarries, farms etc.,of their city/ town in order to foster cultural exchange and to implement activities and their possible wishes and ideas for future plans in the specific abandoned building/ place.

We are looking for any performer, artist or art organisation (private or public) that is interested in creating a workshop\performance\exhibition in an abandoned worthy buildings inside a farm immersed in the nature of the Friulian Countryside of northern Italy and that is also willing to host our group and collaborate in the creation of a workshop\performance\exhibition in an abandoned structure of their city/ town in order to increase community redevelopment and revitalization as well as self development for new, sustainable growth in Europe.
The aim of the project is also to re-skill and up-skill learners in innovative, creative pedagogical techniques, the art of filming, the use of information and communication technology and organizational and promotional abilities.
Each hosting partner involves volunteers/ local authorities/ sponsors, in order to prepare the structure for the event, i.e. clean the place, remove any material that can cause harm, place seats for the audience, provide lights and sound system, promote the event etc.
The project will be issued with videos on the preparation, workshop, performance/ exhibition and of each partner and a short video of overall partners’ activities.There will be the creation of a Facebook Page and of a Website as posters and informative leaflets for each workshop & performance or exhibition. Articles/ advertisements in local and national newspapers, magazines and informational websites will disseminate the information and eventually there will be the issuing of a Guide on how to exploit abandoned buildings presenting case studies in form of an e-book.
Creating a multi-purpose learning, performing and center is an open art project. Artists, architects, designers, but also people who have brilliant ideas are also invited to send their information about creative projects, to be developed at Art Aia-Creatives \ In \ Residence. Interested building companies can also offer to create an interesting space in cooperation with the artists and the art center.

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