Development of New Art

The aim of the European network DNA is to work for and develop international mobility of performing arts and artists on several different levels. The network wishes to generate increased possibilities for exchange of artists, artistic pieces, inter-cultural skills and create new artistic cooperations and networks within the community of performing arts in Europe.

DNA continuum 2011-2013 is the network’s new project. It is a two year project and has just received funding from the EU of 200.000 €.

Aims and principles for DNA

  • Exchange of performances within the network countries for the local audiences.
  • Helping talents to develop their artistic work in the genres performance-theatre, modern dance, physical theatre, music theatre and cross over.
  • Exchange of artist for workshops, residencies and productions.
  • To create existing networks through co-productions that will expand the international platforms for artists.
  • Explore new artistic expressions across borders and cultures.
  • Easier access to and understanding of the possibilities within the partner countries among Danish artists and audinces.

The partners in “DNA”

  • NOVÁ SÍŤ / NEW WEB (Prag, CZ) – coordinator
  • A4 – ASSOCIATIONS FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE  (Bratislava, SK) – co-organizer
  • DRUŠTVO GLEDALIŠČE GLEJ (Ljubljana, SI) – co-organizer
  • ENTRÉ SCENEN (Aarhus, DK) – co-organizer
  • FISH EYE (Klaipeda, LI) – co-organizer NEW PARTNER
  • SCHLOSS BRÖLLIN (Bröllin, DE) – co-organizer NEW PARTNER

In 2009-2010 the network successfully conducted a pilot project with the following results:

  • 60 performances on tour
  • Involved more than 500 European artists
  • 30 regional producers and buyers
  • 7,500 audiences

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
The main coordinator of this project is NGO New Web, Czech Republic, a project for the support of live contemporary theatre work in the Central Europe.