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MINI ICAF 2011

 

MINI ICAF 2011

On Friday 2 december 2011 we hosted a MINI-ICAF in which we looked back on the fifth edition of the International Community Arts Festival that took place late March/early April 2011. Our main guest was the renowned community arts expert François Matarasso. In the morning, he presented a keynote speech on the power of community art in the light of unrests that occurred in many British cities over the summer of 2011. We also screened a draft version of the ICAF documentary and we premiered a film that Dance United produced about their ICAF residency in Moerwijk, The Hague. Carly Annable and Helen Linsell from Dance United were present for a critical, in-depth look at that project. Finally, presented a new European cooperation project named COAST. This acronym stands for ‘Community Oriented Art and Social Transformation' and connected - with financial support from the European Culture Programme - four ICAF-partners who worked together around the theme of migration. The partners included: The Rotterdams Wijktheater, ACTA Community Theatre from Bristol, Expedition Metropolis from Berlijn and the Polish company Theatre Grodzki from Bielsko Biala.