Yet: ours is an age of climate breakdown, mass extinction and loss of biodiversity. Ours is an Europe of increasing populist and nationalist tendencies. These realities are not separated, but closely interconnected.
We step into this field and connect the arts to what we see as the most urgent agenda today: act, towards a just transition. ACT emerges from the cultural operators of Imagine2020, raising awareness on the climate crisis, and presenting the arts as a strong designer of possible futures. Now it is a just transition which is urgently needed: a transition that is based on our ethical awareness and ecological understanding of interaction between species, humans and their political and natural environments.
This agenda defines our cooperation and its focus on transnational mobility and capacity building. Consequently values of openness, learning and solidarity are embedded in the choice of our artists, the structure of our program and the ways we engage our audiences.
We engage with artists:
• exploring new and emerging constellations (incurable curious);
• exploring in-depth processes (conscious developers);
• challenging political and social status quo (political propellers).
We develop and realize:
• formats for across Europe (circulating and rooting)
• programs providing the expression of otherness (spaces and means).
• commissioned works and coproductions which critically address the social and political
We reach out to audiences with:
• a consistent and content-full slow marketing;
• tangible products and debates which inspire to act;
• agenda setting events connecting the arts to two international summits.
ACT is a project on hope. The hope we’re interested in is about broad perspectives with specific possibilities, ones that invite or demand that we act.
ArtsAdmin – London – UK
Bunker – Ljubljana – Slovenia
Culturgest – Lisbon – Portugal
COAL – Paris – France
Domino – Zagreb – Croatia
Kaai Theater – Brussels – Belgium
Kampnagel – Hamburg – Germany
Lokomotiva – Skopje – Macedonia
NTIL- Riga – Latvia
Theater Rotterdam – Rotterdam – Netherlands
The project’s time frame: September 2019 – August 2023
* Climate Crisis – petition and media campaign, September 18, 2019
* Youth for Climate Justice – round table discussion, February 3, 2020
* Discussion Café at Mladi levi Festival, August 2020
* How Do We Take Care for Trees in Cities?, November 2, 2020
* Discussion Café at Mladi levi Festival, August 2021
Commissioned works – productions:
Tery Žeželj: MULTISPECIES LANDSCAPE, March 20 2022
* Luka Martin Škof & Nika Švab: TRANS-Plant, June 10, 2020
* Klampfer, Frankl, Majcen, Merlak: For the Health of the Nation, June 10, 2020
* Tery Žeželj & Ivana Vogrinc Vidali: Archive of Self-Sufficiency, June 10, 2020
Activities within the Mladi Levi Festival:
* Beyond 10th Anniversary, August 2020
* Jaka Andrej Vojevec: Theatre of Human Kind – Plastocene, August 2020
* Luka Martin Škof & Nika Švab: TRANS-Plant, August 2020
* Klampfer, Frankl, Majcen, Merlak: For the Health of the Nation, August 2020
* Tery Žeželj & Ivana Vogrinc Vidali: Archive of Self-Sufficiency, August 2020
* Kozin, Rakef, Šaljić Podešva: Iden, August 2020
* Silke Huysmans, Hannes Dereere/CAMPO: Pleasant Island, August 2021
* Philippe Quesne: Farm Fatale, August 2021
* Tin Grabnar, Tjaša Bertoncelj: Still Life, August 2021
* Filip Jovanovski: This Building Talks Truly, August 2021
* Nevenka’s Grove, August 2021
* Urban Ecologies – Trees in the City: Ljubljana, August 23 – 28, 2021
* Škart: NOnpractical Women (workshop and exhibition), August 16 – 29, 2021