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a Fryslân - Ukraine traveling residence august 30th – september 9th 2018

a Fryslân - Ukraine traveling residence
august 30th – september 9th 2018

A cooperative pilot project between the Popfabryk in Leeuwarden the Netherlands and NGO Territory in the Ukraine as part of the Tandem Fryslân program. It involves an eight days colleague placement in Leeuwarden (20/07 – 27/07) and Kiev (24/08 – 31/08) followed by a traveling residence by four Fryslân and four talents, in the area of popular culture, from the Ukraine. Traveling from the Ukraine to Leeuwarden by minivan they will collaborate in creating new work. Starting at the festival RespublicaFEST in Khmelnytskyi, traveling to Lviv, Wroclaw, Leipzig and Leeuwarden. At each city they will connect with the local music community. The collaborative work will be recorded in Leeuwarden and performed at a venue in Leeuwarden.

A journey into unknown territories, tackling prejudice, connecting community’s and supporting talent development. Sharing know-how, working methods and experiences through a learning by doing approach. Go with us on this journey.

Tandem Fryslân has been developed around Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 (LF2018), EuropeanCapital of Culture. With iepen mienskip (open community) as a central theme, LF2018 focuses on cultural interventions that can encourage new approaches to the challenges faced by this rural region of the Netherlands. Tandem Fryslân will facilitate the exchange of similar experiences across wider Europe. The programme stimulates the search for innovative solutions, by building long-term collaborations between cultural actors working in Fryslân and other regions in wider Europe.

Tandem Fryslân is co-developed by Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018 (Leeuwarden), European CulturalFoundation (Amsterdam) and MitOst (Berlin), supported by Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie (Utrecht) and Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture (Rijeka), implemented together withKeunstwurk (Leeuwarden).