TRIGGER 2021: May 29 - June 1

TRIGGER is a platform for internationalization of contemporary independent performing arts. We are organizing TRIGGER 2021 in partnership with Glej Theatre, Bunker, Pekinpah, City of Women, Mladinsko Theatre (Nova pošta programme), Zavod Maska and in co-production with Center for Creativity.

We are developing part of the programme in collaboration with Prestopi/Crossings Festival, Reshape network and ONDA agency - (The French office for contemporary performing arts circulation) with their series Parkur, which enables French programmers to explore new performance contexts in different countries. This year's TRIGGER showcase will happen in Ljubljana and Maribor between May 29 and June 1.

TRIGGER is building the competencies of independent producers and artists in the field of internationalization and international connections. The platform consists of two main parts. First is the showcase of local artistic productions with potential for international touring, shown to international programmers. Platform also has a diverse discourse programme where both domestic and international guests challenge the existing and search for new models of international and local cooperation. At the same time we contextualize performing practices and build a network for their decentralization. We support new opportunities for networking between local and international producers through artistic workshops and workshops with curators, agents and specialists for distribution and international cooperation. TRIGGER thus works both locally and regionally.

In 2021 we will again organize the visit of foreign programmers in collaboration with the Centre for Creativity. Showcase will enable them to see local productions that have particular potential of international touring. We will organize talks, mentorships and workshops with renowned experts and artists. Our main goal remains increasing competencies and skills of local producers and higher visibility of Slovenian artistic production abroad.
TRIGGER 2021 is opening the question of the future of international collaboration and artistic distribution under new circumstances, brought about by health, ecological and social crisis. We will particularly focus on the challenges of decentralization, both in national and international context.
Detailed programme will follow soon.

TRIGGER 2021 is a part of a partnership network Platform Center for Creativity.

Platform Center for Creativity is co-financed by European Union from European Regional Development Fund and by Republic of Slovenia.

TRIGGER platform is also supported by the Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Culture and Municipality of Ljubljana.

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