09
July
2024
Bringing Family Theatre to Villages across Europe

It is official!! We are very proud to announce that a network founded by some of our SPARSE Plus partners has been selected to be funded by Perform Europe*! The name of the partnership is "Bringing Family Theatre to Villages across Europe". It will share high quality professional performing arts performances from Poland, Lithuania and […]

08
July
2024
Exciting Update from SPARSE Plus TeatRom Festival

In early summer, our dedicated Sparse PLUS - Supporting & Promoting Arts in Rural Settlements of Europe professional team embarked on a tour of the five municipalities where the SPARSE Plus TeatRom Festival will take place this mid-October. This early visit was essential to ensure everything is set for an amazing event. During our tour, […]

20
June
2024
PARTNER MEETING IN TALLINN

From 12 to 14 June 2024, all the SPARSE Plus partners had the pleasure of gathering in Tallinn, Estonia, for the third physical meeting! 🇪🇪 Many interesting topics were discussed, each partner gave its feedback on the first rural tour which will end in October 2024 and then they started to prepare the 2025 international […]

10
May
2024
Award nominations for our Estonian partner Eesti Tantsuagentuur

World Theatre Day (WTD) is an international observance celebrated on March 27th. Due to that there was an annual Theatre Awards Ceremony held in Tartu, Estonia.  We are very happy to announce that two productions of the Estonian Dance Agency's TantsuMENÜÜ (DanceMENU) had also been nominated for a dance award: Igor Lider's dance performance "The […]

19
April
2024
LOCAL PROMOTERS GEAR UP FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH DATA

In the heart of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, nestled in the northeastern region of Hungary, a transformative initiative is underway. In the ambitious endeavor of the SPARSE Plus project, Local Promoters have commenced their collaborative journey following a meticulous selection process. These Local Promoters were chosen not only for their skills and abilities but also for their […]

11
April
2024
THE POWER OF NETWORKING

This text was created out of the need to share some thoughts on raising the prospects of quality international cooperation enhancing the visibility, effectiveness and value of local activities. We are a small foundation from Poznan (Poland) - one of the smallest partners in the SPARSE Plus project. Maybe this is because what is smallest […]

02
April
2024
THE MENTORING PROGRAM IS UNDERWAY!

An important part of SPARSE Plus is the exchange between organizers, artists and the SPARSE Plus partners. Since mid-December, the mentoring program has been running, where all of them get the chance to meet, be inspired and discuss how, based on their circumstances, they can prepare in the best way for the upcoming rural touring […]

01
January
2024
YEAR 2023 OF SPARSE PLUS

The SPARSE Plus project successfully started in February 2023 and will continue until the beginning of 2027. Here is a look back at the key events of 2023. In April, managers of each participating cultural organisations met in Vilnius (Lithuania), to discuss and agree on the next stages of the project. Upon returning home, they […]

28
November
2023
RESEARCH & EVALUATION PART OF THE PROJECT

The European SPARSE PLUS project also includes a research component. It is divided into four parts: evaluation, two researches and a follow-up arts advocacy. The evaluation will be used to assess the success and effectiveness of the project. The aim of the evaluation is to obtain information on the impact and benefits of each part […]

02
November
2023
SPARSE Plus Mentoring Program

SPARSE Plus is a Creative Europe funded project involving 11 partners from 8 countries developing rural touring networks for performing arts companies in their areas. Welcome to the SPARSE Plus‘ Introduction to Rural Touring for Professional Performing Arts Companies’ Webinar programme. There will be 3 connected webinars that will give artists knowledge about Rural Touring […]

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