IMPLEMENTING LOCAL ORGANIZATION – ARTSCAPE
PROGRAMME START YEAR – 2018
The goal of this project is to bring people of different backgrounds together by encouraging their participation in project activities and engaging them in a joint dialogue on the concept of Home.
The Home project provides training to professional artists in applied theatre techniques. The artists, equipped with new methods and tools, then return to their local areas where they work with pupils from surrounding schools to discover what home means to them and their communities.
The British Council Lithuania collaborate with the Arts agency Artscape, to implement the project. In 2018, various project activities were carried out in several regions of Lithuania, including Šalčininkai, Klaipėda, Radviliškis, Visaginas, and Juodšiliai. The project has helped to bring local people closer together and enabled young students to work independently and to gain an understanding of what it means to be a socially active citizen.
So far, the project has trained 8 artists who have worked with 13 schools and 168 pupils. In total, eight theatre performances have been created by each school, each being attended by both the school and the wider communities in each town.
In 2019 and 2020 artists have worked in schools in Klaipėda, Šalčininkai and Vilnius. Together with the schools’ students, the artists have researched the concept of home and are in the process of creating the relevant performances. The performances are set to take place in the spring and early summer of 2020.