“Germany has long immigration (hi)story. In addition to the existing immigration issues, with the recent refugee influx local, state and national cultural policies introduce new measures and funding schemes that advocate cultural democracy and promote the inclusion of immigrants and the refugees. Intercultural work has become the buzzword of many public funding programmes. Regarding the increase in subsidy programmes for the projects, realised with/for/by refugees for the performing arts, many independent theatre ensembles work with amateur refugee actors. However, the current trend concerning the fairer representation of cultural diversity in the theatre landscape is often misconceived…”

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Atlas of Transitions – New Geographies for a Cross-Cultural Europe is the European cooperation project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union that promotes cross-cultural dialogue by bringing local communities closer together through culture and performing arts. The project looks at the potentialities arising from the contemporary migration phenomenon and seeks new ways of experiencing public space and the cohabitation of European citizens and newcomers through art, with the aim of countering radicalism and anxiety towards migration within society and by developing strategies of co-creation and interaction between citizens and migrants. Atlas of Transitions paves the way for the promotion of interchanging geographies through various artistic practices, which always concern a dialogue based on reciprocity and interaction. In order to achieve this result, between 2017 and 2020 this project will promote workshops, creative productions, festivals, as well as academic research, thanks to the collaboration of cultural institutions and universities in seven European countries: Italy, Albania, Belgium, Poland, France, Greece, and Sweden.