The “Workshop on Applied, Participatory Theatre” that takes place between 31.03-09.04.2023 in the Social-Cultural Space Centar-Jadro, creates a framework for exchange of artistic practices, knowledge and skills in this specific field, between the actors from the independent cultural scenes of Republic of Serbia and Republic of North Macedonia.
In the context of ArtsHub program of SCS Centar-Jadro, the artists Jelena Vuksanovic and Demir Mekic from Serbia will co-facilitate the workshop and share their knowledge and skills in the field of applied, participatory theatre with their Macedonian peers-participants in the workshop. In the framework of the workshop they will also share some of the tools of sensory theater and site-specific theater, thus exploring jointly with their Macedonian colleges the possibilities offered by applied and participatory theater for addressing important and pressing social problems. Through the process of co-creation participants’ ideas will be developed and shaped into socially engaged performative art actions that will be performed for the audience in Skopje on the last day of the workshop (09.04.2023).
In the follow-up of the workshop Jelena Vuksanovic and Demir Mekic will offer mentorship support to the Macedonian peers in development and implementation of their own socially engaged art projects within the ArtsHub program of Centar-Jadro.
This workshop is designed as an artistic co-production between SCS Centar-Jadro and Magacin Cultural Centre within the Exchange program of the REG.LAB project.
The Exchange program enables circulation of artworks and artistic productions within the region by means of program exchange between the following independent cultural centres – Anibar (Peja), Magacin Cultural Centre (Belgrade), Youth Cultural Centre “Abrašević” (Mostar), Socio Cultural Space Center Jadro (Skopje) and Pogon – Zagreb Centre for Independent Culture and Youth (Zagreb).
The REG.LAB project is co-funded by the European Union, as part of the open call for proposals EACEA 39/2019 Cultural Cooperation Projects in the Western Balkans “Strengthening cultural cooperation with and competitiveness of cultural and creative industries in the Western Balkans”. The Call for Proposals is entirely funded by the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II).