Our project is based on a knowledge and skills exchange between performing arts- organisations who provide adult education through outdoor theater, physical theater or other cultural and adult educational practices in rural settlements. The project is at the same time based around the research of the question ‘How do we develop the reach of our adult educational activity, as arts organisation, so that we can connect with more of our target group?’
The aim of the partnership is to share outdoor theater education methods. Outdoor performance is traditionally a good tool to create reciprocal cultural dynamic in rural areas. Some of the partners provide theater courses or camps for local people in rural settlements. They also offer a “barter” by this we mean a cultural exchange between professional artists and local people who offer their own folk songs, local history, or other particular skills. The project’s main idea is that outdoor performing experiences and our partners’ educational methods could offer an extraordinary support to theater activities in rural areas.
In 2017 The implementation of outdoor theater competences and teaching methodology was tested in ’cultural cold spots’: Kide (Romania) and Dunaszekcső (Hungary) this summer. One of the adult education concepts of the partnerships is the ’barter’ – by which we mean a cultural exchange between professional artists and local people who offer their folk songs, local history or other particular skills in exchange.