Cooperations versus competition is a key consideration when ensuring long-term sustainability of partnerships – especially when operating within the same country. This workshop will be divided into two parts. Firstly, we will listen to the experiences of Chain Reaction partners as well as a presentation of the story/practices of different festivals. Secondly, there will be a structured workshop using a ‘case-clinic’ format that will try to improve networking and cooperation practices whilst also focusing on new ideas and approaches to sustainability. To cooperate better we need to know each other. However, when we cooperate at an international level, it is often difficult to understand all the complexities and how the artistic sector in other countries operates. Simultaneously, within a local/national level, there are competing interests between self-promotion and the common good of the sector.
Chain Reaction is a networking project consisting of six Italian festivals that are dedicated to cooperation under the umbrella of Assitej Italia. The importance of sharing knowledge, contacts, and information is a key element of this support which will be explored during this workshop.
The workshop is designed for professional delegates as well as teenagers who wish to participate if they are comfortable with English. Their point of view is of high importance to the networking project partners.