We’re very proud to announce that SPRING has received two grants. With the support of the European Union the European network “Moving Borders” will develop a community art project that initiates meetings between people from different backgrounds and environments in the city. Next to that, the young interdisciplinary artist Samira Elagoz has received the “Nieuwe Maker” (New Artist) grant from Fonds Podiumkunsten with which she can develop herself at SPRING. We produce her next two productions and guide her in the development of her own artistic signature. Read more below!
European grant for Moving Borders
SPRING is part of the European project "Moving Borders". Together with six other European cultural institutions, the network receives € 200,000 from the European financing program Creative Europe. In the two-year project "Moving Borders", the partners are developing a community art project to initiate meetings between people from different backgrounds and social environments and in which the subject of "boundaries" is explored in different ways. The network produces seven different editions of the project, each of which zooms in on the seven European cities where the project is presented. The European cultural partners are HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts (Germany), Le Maillon / Théâtre de Strasbourg (France), Ringlokschuppen Ruhr (Germany), Teatro Municipal Do Porto (Portugal), Onassis Cultural Center Athens (Greece) and Performing Arts Institute Warsaw (Poland).
“Nieuwe Maker” (New Artist) grant for Samira Elagoz
SPRING receives the “Nieuwe Maker” (New Artist) grant from Fonds Podiumkunsten for the interdisciplinary artist Samira Elagoz. With this grant, SPRING supports Samira in the development of her artistic signature and in the creation of production and presentation possibilities. Her next two productions will be presented at SPRING Performing Arts Festival.
Samira Elagoz (1989) is one of the most remarkable young artists who has graduated from the SNDO (School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam) in recent years. Her work is very personal and at the same time sits on top of the important social and political debates of our time. It is strongly characterized by the way of life and communication of Samira’s generation. Although Samira has followed a dance education, she does not make dance productions. Samira works transdisciplinary and in different genres and contexts and she is looking for new forms to reflect on this time and the challenges we face. She makes performances as well as films and video installations. With striking ease, she combines and switches between different art forms. In 2017, SPRING successfully presented two works by Samira Elagoz; Cock, cock, who's there?, her graduation performance on online dating, sex, violence and the blurring line between public and private, and the film Craigslist Allstars in which she showcases her own intimate encounters with men. SPRING and Samira Elagoz are now going to intensify their collaboration.
Photo: Cock, cock, who's there? by Samira Elagoz