Xarkis is an NGO based in Cyprus with over seven years of experience in the fields of contemporary art, culture, heritage and education.
Working for and with communities, Xarkis involves people from diverse backgrounds using participatory and socially engaged design methodologies.
It is nomadic and travels across different communities in rural and urban contexts. In CONTESTED DESIRES Xarkis is leading the communications and will also be collaborating under Xarkis Festival, which roams rural mountainous villages and assumes its shape through the residency program which precedes it. In this context, artists in residence come together in a communal environment, to work with local and former residents of a selected rural area and collaborate on their practise based inquiries, in ways that make use of the skills, desires and resources of persons and locations in the region. See more...
D6 is an established visual arts producer based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Working with extraordinary artists and intrepid partners, D6 creates works of art within neighbourhoods and public spaces. D6’s projects draw threads between communities to reveal the stories that make us who we are.
From the intimate to the spectacular, the artwork we produce is presented within public programmes, festivals and community events in our city, region and further afield.
D6 is a portal to the rest of the world, where cultures meet and exchange and where artists and ideas come together to reveal our complex, surprising and interconnecting lives. See more
La Bonne, Culture Center Women Francesca Bonnemaison, is a space for meeting, interchange and creation of feminist cultural projects. It is characterized by a multidisciplinary work that revolves around several areas: audiovisual, performing arts, live and performing arts, plastic arts, thinking and new technologies.
It is a space open to co-creation with entities and groups of the city and territory.
It promotes the dissemination and promotion of culture with a feminist perspective, as well as the participation and visibility of women in cultural creation.
ECCOM is an organization founded in 1995 with the mission of promoting an interdisciplinary approach to the cultural sector. Its partners are economists, archaeologists, art historians, sociologists and experts in communication and cultural education. ECCOM works in a European and international context collaborating with experts and professionals from all over the world and helping public institutions in the redesign of local cultural organizations and the mechanisms of legislation and regional and local politics. ECCOM services include: analysis, consulting, technical assistance, research and training projects for public administrations and private organizations, and develops management plans and feasibility studies relating to sites, programs and cultural investments.
LAC - Creative Activities Lab is a Portuguese non-profit Cultural Association, founded in 1995, by a group of active individuals in the diverse sectors of culture (sculpture, painting, ceramics, music, architecture, museology, defence of patrimony) with the main of objective of promoting the artistic creation in the region with incidence in the Southeast region of Algarve, as well as reutilize a space that was deactivated before - the old jail of Lagos.
Fresh Milk supports excellence in the visual arts through residencies and programmes that provide Caribbean artists with opportunities for development and fosters a thriving art community
Its vision is to nurture, empower and connect Caribbean artists, raise regional awareness about contemporary arts and provide global opportunities for growth, excellence, and success