This Festival has been created within the framework of the Erasmus + KA2 2020-1-ES02-KA227-YOU-016752 PANCARTA project (Pandemic Answer Needed: Circus, Arts and Resources Toward Adversity).
Project led by The Freak Cabaret Circus. Co-funded by Erasmus+.
Partners: CARAMPA (SP), INAC (PT) and CRAC LOMME (FR), The freak cabaret circus (SP)
Collaborators: Le Prato Pôle National Cirque – Lille (FR), Espacio Joven Sur Valladolid (SP)
Start: 01-03-2021 – End: 31-05-2023
This project was designed in times of pandemic, where the future of many young people was blurred due to the lack of opportunities. Although fortunately this is changing, the pandemic has revealed new work formulas, supported by new technologies.
The aim of the project is to work on the idea of learning how to “create” in times of pandemics. The creative process is changing so much during this period of crisis and we strongly believe that art is necessary to make people be able to think and dream, as dreaming is one of the few weapons that we have right now to bear these dark times we are living and we are fighting against right now. The more we are forced to make our process of knowledge digitalized and the less we are naturally able to use our own imagination to understand the world we live in and the changes we are part of.
The aim is to facilitate tools to the participants to help them to create an online circus festival.
The objectives of the project are:
Obtain youth workers with tools to support artistic and cultural creation, aiming at supporting youth in overcoming the current challenges and ensure their empowerment in creating in time of pandemic
Boost young people participation and creativity in the civil society, taking them onboard as main characters and organizers in cultural and artistic events
Enhance self-expression of young people with fewer opportunities through the sharing, application and consolidation of best practices developed and adjusted by youth workers coming from the artistic sector
Provide space for peer-to-peer interaction, with new technology, enlarging and deepening ways and tools for marginalized youth to be part of artistic events, within the restriction of the pandemic and potential future emergency
Improving hope, solidarity, EU citizenship, commitment and competencies of young people with fewer opportunities and youth workers from the artistic sector through the empowerment in creation and online event management
Promote the awareness of the EU response to COVID for several sectors, mainly EU Youth Strategy, Erasmus +, EU solidarity Corps and the relevant EU platform in order to contribute to social adaptation
The groups of youth worked on these creative ideas during the two years of the project and were supported with online masterclasses and tutorials. Throughout the project, youth workers and youth were supported by partners in the organization of creation labs, face-to-face workshops. As the main outcome there will be a process-oriented and result-driven manual of good practices on how to deal with creativity and event management during the pandemic, along with designing an idea of an interacting and inclusive online festival of performing art, shape the communication, launch activities and evaluate its social impact.
The main point is to involve youth and facing social obstacles in the overall design, creation of performances and events like this, culminating in a festival, where they can express their hope, dreams and solutions for the pandemic, with a strong social impact.