Caravan Next Conference. Changing the tune


29. - 30. Oct 2018




73 Pitt St, Redfern NSW 2016

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The conference Caravan Next – Changing The Tune aims on sharing experiences and opening a dialogue with local artists and other stakeholders on the impact of involving communities in cultural activities and how this kind of actions can move cities and build bridges. Teatr Brama (Poland) will tell the experience gained through the Caravan Next events. Caravan Next is a large-scale Social Community Theatre collaborative project connecting professional artists with citizens in a network of 13 partners (theatre organisations and cultural institutions) from 11 European countries. Caravan Next is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and from September 2015 to February 2019 will create more than 30 events in 21 different countries.

Anna Stigsgaard from Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Denmark) will present her way of working to achieve engagement of local citizens and institutions in artistic projects
The Conference day will be followed by a day of Workshops, which will be concluded by a barter concert in the beautiful spaces of the Redfern Town Hall.
This Conference is one out of 10 international conferences in the frame of the Project Caravan Next, and is a collaboration between Teatr Brama (Poland), Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium/Odin Teatret (Denmark) and Alice Williams (Sydney). The 10 conferences aim on spreading inspiration, tools and knowledge about social community theatre based on the experiences of Caravan Next.

Changing The Tune: songs, theatres and social transformations
conference program 29th October

9:00 – 9:30 Arrival

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome to Country

9:45 – 10:00 Introduction to conference: Changing the Tune, songs, theatres and social transformations

10:00 – 11:00 Creating Culture: Artists, Community and Common Projects – Reflections on Caravan Next Daniel Jacewicz
Natural Order: exploring the conditions of changeMargot Politis, Milk Crate Theatre

11:15 – 12:45 Turning the Tables, Jess Cook, 107 Projects, Jenny Chrissey, Teatr Brama

1:30 – 3:00 Forms of transformation Laleen Jayamanne, Alice Williams, Martin Edmond

3:15 – 4:45 Case studies of socially engaged theatre projects: Natalie Rose, Shopfront Arts Co – op, Felicity Nicol, Spark Youth Theatre, Anna Stigsgaard, Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium

5:00 – 5:30 Closing session followed by dinner and drinks at the Tudor Hotel




Teatr Brama and Alice Williams supported by Milk Crate Theatre and Shopfront Arts Co-Op present: A platform for collaborative exchange between Caravan Next partners Teatr Brama (Poland) and Nordisk Teatrelaboritorium/Odin Teatret (Denmark) with Milk Crate Theatre, Shopfront Arts Co-Op, Big hArt, Spark Youth Theatre, artists and community members.

European Social Community Theatre Project Caravan Next continues its international conference program in Australia. Featuring group discussions, skills development, performative acts, formal presentations and networking for community and arts workers, independent artists, and community members. Drawing on the historical approach of Nordisk Teatrelaboritorium/Odin Teatret to artistic, social and cultural transformation, the conference concludes with a collaborative public performance event.



Changing the Tune - songs, theatre and social transformation
is a project by Teatr Brama