EU School of Participation


Wir freuen uns, bei der "School of Participation" dabei zu sein! In dem Creative Europe Projekt werden Künstler*innen aus Ländern wie Österreich, Litauen, Serbien und England u. a. zusammenarbeiten.

Die EU School of Participation in Graz: URBAN THRESHOLDS

Mehr Informationen: WALK THE PLAK


School of Participation
for Creative Practitioners interested in Community Art and Anthropology in the City
with KUNSTLABOR Graz (AT) and Walk the Plank (UK)

1 AUGUST 2021 – 8 AUGUST 2021 in GRAZ / Austria

You are interested to meet and interact with creative practitioners from across Europe and explore artistic strategies, tactics and methods of community art in urban space? You are interested in gaining new experiences and sharing your own art practice? The School of Participation in Graz 2021 offers you all these opportunities!
Urban Thresholds
In recent decades, cities have undergone dramatic social, economic and cultural changes, triggering debates about the design and the use of urban space.  For one week you will involve yourself with other practitioners in an artistic research process on topics of urban development, gentrification, living together, social segregation and displacement.
In different formations, framed by artistic facilitators, we are going to find out how people living in Graz (and elsewhere) experience those changes and how they would create urban spaces if they were asked to bring in their ideas.
We invite 25 practitioners to work together in this school – you may be artist, teacher, scientist, student, activist, volunteer…. and you are interested in collaborative artistic processes. Travel costs and accommodation will be covered by the school.
We hope to meet you in Graz! If travelling is not possible, online workshops will start earlier, in July 2021.
You are interested to participate? Please send your CV and a brief personal statement (interests, motivation) until 10 June 2021:
Based on our artistic research in the field we are going to work in specific workshops with different techniques – what are your specific interests? (please choose 2 maximum)

  • photography & video
  • stage photography & social-historical topics
  • soundscapes (city sounds, voices & audio editing)
  • costume & stage design
  • text, dramaturgy, performance

KUNSTLABOR Graz: Edith Draxl, Andrea Fischer, Joachim Hainzl, Mo Harawe, Madeleine Lissy, Maryam Mohammadi, Walther Moser, Wolfgang Rappel, Rivka Saltiel, Birgit Waltenberger
If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us:
Birgit Waltenberger
Fon: +43 / (0)699 1001 40 25
During the School of Participation the festival La Strada will take place in Graz – therefor we will get involved as co-creators and participants in the Verbatim Theater Project “Eggenberger Stadtgeflüster” (KUNSTLABOR Graz).

What participants have said about this training:
“I learnt to respect everyone's opinions as a part of co-creation and also, confidence.”
“I have gained many new local contacts that are going to be very important when it comes to general collective actions, as well as for the development of new projects in the community.”
“The information and knowledge delivered …is clearly the result of decades of experience and thoughtful evolution. It was invaluable and would encourage as much exposure to that kind of expertise and work ethic as possible.”
“What impressed me was how the design and planning processes were very democratic. Everyone had a say, all ideas were welcome, and the overall outcome was a result of exchange and co-operation.

The School of Participation is supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and led by Walk the Plank.  With international partners Plovdiv 2019, Bulgaria; Novi Sad 2021; Serbia, uniT Graz, Austria; Kaunas 2022, Lithuania; Coventry 2021, UK; and associate partners Limerick City & County Council, Ireland; aRe, Yerevan, Armenia; Tartu 2024, Estonia and Veszprem, Hungary. The School of Participation in Graz is co-funded by Graz Kultur, Land Steiermark Kultur, Europa, Sport und Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlicher Dienst und Sport.

Download the call HERE