The aim of the project is to support the European literary sector and its cultural agents (emerging writers, festivals, publishers, etc.) to reach young audiences by providing them with a new methodology based on a participatory approach, international and European networking, new career opportunities, exchange, and knowledge.
The project includes a capacity-building program for Literary professionals, organizations, and student teachers in college, a mobility program for emerging writers (including writers from rural areas and refugees writers), a series of literary residences in rural areas, a cross-sector event merging Literature and running and a European award of best practices in audience development, literature, and youth.
Be (p)Art builds on 2 previous EU funded projects: “Engage! Young Producers” and “SILO”, both focused on literature and audience development. With this new project, we will merge the results and findings of both projects and will go beyond.
The partners belong to 4 European countries from south, north, east and west Europe. All with different languages and cultures. But the focus of the project is not about our differences but about what we all have in common. As one of the participants in the Engage project said: "In a time when Europe is so painfully divided, there is nothing more hopeful than seeing young people from different worlds talking and writing together" (Lewis Buxton, poet)