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 […]

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 […]

17
October
2023
KICK OFF LOCAL PROMOTER MEETING, SPARSE PLUS GETS OFF TO A FLYING START!

Seventy people from Italy, Lithuania, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Germany, Sweden, Poland, and England, met from the 2nd to the 6th of October 2023 in Folignano (AP) in the Marche region in Italy. Four days of exchanges, learning, cultural visits, discovering each other's culture, not forgetting a first approach to "rural touring", which […]

04
August
2023
The new website of the Sparse Plus project is finally online! 

Welcome to the new website of the European project SPARSE PLUS! Here, you will find all the updates regarding the project, activities, and the key players of this journey that will end in 2026. The new website will provide more room for news, but it will also include sections dedicated to local promoters, artists, communities, […]

20
June
2023
FIRST WEBINAR FOR THE LOCAL PROMOTERS… WHO ARE THEY?

On June 15th, the first webinar dedicated to local promoters took place on Zoom. There were 64 participants from all countries involved in the project for a day of training. The discussion focused on the experiences gained during the first edition of SPARSE, starting from the viewing of the film (watch it here) and the […]

10
May
2023
The first in-person project partner meeting in Vilnius: 4 days of intense and wonderful work for the entire team.

From April 28th to May 1st, 2023, the first partner meeting of the project took place in Vilnius. The project required extensive preparation, which began as early as 2021. Finally, after numerous Zoom meetings, all the individuals who worked for the success of the application came together in person to work concretely on activities, schedules, […]

10
February
2023
Thanks to Creative Europe, "Sparse plus" is now underway: 11 partners (plus two associated partners) are coming together to support the dissemination of culture in rural areas.

In February 2023, a new adventure began in the name of "Sparse": the project that developed the rural touring model in 4 European countries between 2018 and 2021 is expanding, involving 6 new partners across 4 countries until 2026. SPARSE plus includes the original SPARSE partners: Associazione Marchigiana Attività Teatrali (Marche, Italy) as Coordinator with […]

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