We are building strong and evolving partnerships around the world in order to support England based artists to develop international relationships and collaborations. Artists have the opportunity to present their work, spend time in residence developing new projects, work with local artists, share practice, explore ideas and make new contacts.
Current projects include:
ACE-ARKO Cultural Exchange Programme
For 2017-18 we are Executive Producers on the performance strand of a year-long exchange programme between the UK and South Korea.
A one year professional development programme offering 4 independent artists/ companies the support, guidance and seed investment that best prepares them to internationalise their practice. The artists selected for pilot are: Dante or Die, Milk Presents, Lost Dog and Stand and Be Counted (SBC).
We will be working with caravan showcase 2018 artists Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas, and Rachel Lincoln and Anna Beecher providing hands-on producing support and advice for international opportunities arising from the showcase.
From 2018 we are piloting a new Advocates model. Working with two international independent producers we will seek to increase the opportunities for presentation, collaboration and relationship building, available to caravan showcase 2018 artists in the regions of North America and North & East Asia. The caravan advocates are Dani Fecko (North America) and Jisun Park (North & East Asia).
Supported by the British Council in Canada, Farnham Maltings and the Canadian High Commission in London, this new open submission programme is designed to encourage and support the development of creative exchange, collaboration and partnerships between performing arts organisations in the UK and Canada. The second round of New Conversations will be announced in March 2019.
ACT Festival, Shanghai
Following a successful showcase of 5 England based theatre makers in 2017, we are working with Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre to present 3 female artists in December 2018, as part of a programme of event leading up to the opening of their refurnished venue in 2019. The artists are Deborah Pearson, Jo Bannon and Liz Aggiss.
We offer all England based companies with international ambitions advice on working internationally. If you would like to arrange a conversation please contact our International Producer, Hannah, firstname.lastname@example.org, with a short introduction of who you are and the work that you make.
caravan is supported by Arts Council England and the British Council