Art no longer has the luxury to be decorative. It is a powerful tool to reach human thoughts and beliefs, shake them to their core and introduce new ideas and possibilities. And most importantly, transform art into a tool for social inclusion.
“MagiC Carpets” network includes biennials, triennials, festivals, organisations, institutes, creative spaces, bottom-up initiatives, and other producers of cultural events, with a total of 15 Platform Members from 15 different European Union and candidate countries. These are talented and professional people, who get things done. In a creative and socially responsible way.
Platform Members organise artists’ residencies and this is why we entrust them with the young talents that need space to grow: work in unfamiliar settings, explore different socio-cultural landscapes, listen to the stories of locals and create socially engaged art, trigger intercultural, interfaith and intergenerational dialogues, foster inclusion of marginalised groups and local communities by employing the most up-to-date and innovative approaches while reaching out to new audiences.
“MagiC Carpets” Platform is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Kaunas Biennial (Kaunas / Lithuania) – Coordinating Entity
EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial (Limerick / Ireland)
Folkestone Fringe (Folkestone / UK)
Ideias Emergentes (Porto / Portugal)
Jam Factory Art Centre (Lviv / Ukraine)
KUNSTrePUBLIC – ZK/U (Berlin / Germany)
LAB 852 d.o.o. (Zagreb / Croatia)
Latitudo SRL (Rome / Italy)
META Cultural Foundation (Bucharest / Romania)
New Theatre Institute of Latvia (Riga / Latvia)
Novo Kulturno Naselje (Novi Sad / Serbia)
Openspace.Innsbruck (Innsbruck / Austria)
Prague Biennale (Prague / Czech Republic)
Tbilisi Photo Festival (Tbilisi / Georgia)
Trempolino (Nantes / France)
Centre of Contemporary Art – Tbilisi (Tbilisi / Georgia) – Platform Member 2017-2019