A French-Spanish delegation in Santiago de Chile for Pyrenart
Nine organisations from both sides of the Pyrenees have joined forces to set up Pyrenart with the aim of developing and boosting the French and Spanish performance arts on an international scale. The intention is to drive the skills acquisition and international mobility of the people in the field and support the international development of artistic enterprises in the Pyrenean area through coproductions, shows and through professional training.
The major artery to internationalisation goes through this open door shared with Spain. Hence the constitution of a French-Spanish network for a border-free outreach.
Two study tours have been arranged to enrich cooperation on a broader scale: the CINARS biennial (November 2018 in Canada) and the Santiago a Mil and Santiago Off (January 2020 in Chile), South American events selected by the Spanish partners, who had already done some substantial exchange work with Chile.
For the latest stage, a delegation of some twenty professionals in performing arts joined the Chilean study tour to find out about South American creations, the logistics of exchange and work between companies and venues and the challenges of the market on the continent.
French-Spanish delegation in Santiago de Chile for Pyrenart
With twenty-five years of experience, the Santiago a Mil festival has expanded and has attracted, since it began in 1994, over eleven million spectators and performers from all walks of life such as Pina Bausch, Ariane Mnouchkine, Romeo Castelluci, Jan Fabre and many more of international repute. The festival has made itself an absolute must for the South American performing arts.
The Santiago Off festival is a more intimate affair focusing on cooperation between cultural movers and shakers within a circuit comprising public and independent venues, universities and local arts centres.
The Pyrenart project is co-funded by the European Union (Feder) in the framework of POCTEFA 2014-2020, the prefecture of the Occitanie region, the Occitanie/ Pyrénées-Méditerranée regional council, the Pyrénées-Orientales departmental council, the Grand Auch Cœur de Gascogne greater district council, FNADT in the framework of the 2015-2020 Massif des Pyrénées cross-region convention and the government of Navarra.
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