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COMMON STORIES focuses on the emerging artists who will shape the European scene in the coming years.  Supported with a variety of tools, references and skills. through the lab programme, the selected artists will be better positioned to create strong and engaging narratives with greater visibility. Challenging representations and imaginations, they will inspire other vocations and generate interest coming from wider circles of presenters and audiences

Over eight weeks in four different countries, COMMON LAB will provide opportunities for selected artists to:

  • Exchange, share and learn, through a programme of activities that includes lectures and talks by guest speakers; workshops and masterclasses in relation to a specific context or to the work of the selected artists; practical sessions on author status and professional environment.
  • Visit four different cities and meet with the teams of the host organisations; with guest artistic mentors; with local communities; with different working contexts.
  • Research their own projects, through individual and collective working sessions with guest mentors.
  • Pitch their projects to professionals in the context of an international festival.

The programme will be adapted to the profiles and expectations of the participants.

In 2024, the artists will be hosted at the following venues:

  • From 17 to 30 June 2024, Espaço Alkantara (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • From 02 to 15 September 2024, CulturArte (Maputo, Mozambique)
  • From 14 to 27 October 2024, Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis MC93 (Bobigny, France)
  • From 28 October to 10 November 2024, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium)