East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
Meeting with the creators of EEPAP, Lublin, Poland
Time: 26th January at 2 p.m.
Place: Centre for Culture in Lublin
Narutowicza Street 32
Paweł Potoroczyn and Krzysztof Żuk signed the agreement stating their cooperation with the EEPAP project. Photo: Tomasz Kulbowski
On the 22nd October 2011 the city of Lublin and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute signed an agreement stating their cooperation with the EEPAP project in the framework of the Eastern Partnership mission. This agreement made Lublin an official project partner and will house EEPAP’s headquarters from 2012. On February 1st the EEPAP office will start its work in Lublin.
During the meeting of 26th January, future plans of EEPAP will be presented and there will also be presented options of cooperation for the artists residing in Lublin. Meeting participants: Aleksander Szpecht, director of the Centre for Culture in Lublin, Marta Keil, author and curator of EEPAP, Włodzimierz Wysocki, vice mayor of Lublin city and Michał Karapuda from the Department of culture in City of Lublin.
The East European Platform of Performing Arts has its organizational foothold within the I, CULTURE – the Cultural Program for the Foreign Polish Presidency of the EU - coordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. It is the first institution of the Eastern Partnership mission whose main goal is to support the development of theaters and dance scenes in countries of Central and Eastern Europe, specifically countries of the Eastern Partnership mission. The project now includes eighteen countries: Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland. There are more than 80 participants, among them independent creators, representatives of performative arts, curators, critics, festivals, theatres and dance venues.
In 2011 EEPAP went through its first stages, one of them was the preparation of a status report describing the state of theatre and dance in the eighteen countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The report can be found on their website www.eepap.org. During the last year EEPAP hosted two meetings for project participants and prepared their future strategy for the years 2012-2013.
Important information: Artists can register and display their work on the website any time - the only prerequisite is the completion of a few forms which can found at: www.eepap.org.