JOURNEYS is an exciting new European collaboration project which celebrates the talents of refugee artists and delivers powerful strands of artistic activity to widen understanding of refugee experiences.
JOURNEYS is a partnership project led by UK based cultural development agency ArtReach (www.artreach.biz ), and is a development from its successful Journeys Festival International project now being delivered in three UK cities.
JOURNEYS partners are CESIE from its Palermo base in Sicily (www.cesie.org), Explora, il Museo dei bambini di Roma (www.mdbr.it/en) and Altonale GmbH (www.altonale.de) with an Associate partner, Trafo (House of Contemporary Arts) in Budapest.
During 2017 three important strands of work will be delivered in Palermo, Rome, Budapest, Hamburg, Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth. Look-Up is a high profile outdoor art exhibition presenting visual art work from refugee artists on a large canvas in each city. The Container Project involves creation of pop-up theatre performances and the making and screening of short new moving image productions to share refugee stories. Journeys Seminars bring together artists, with refugee support groups and the wider public, to explore ideas and issues arising from the arts activity and its themes.
JOURNEYS is made possible by funding from the European Union through Creative Europe.