A Manual on Work and Happiness > call for workshop / call for lazyshop (Italy)

Does a person feel happier working or not working? Does work provide the solution for our collective happiness? or rather does laziness?

These are some of the core questions of A manual on work and happiness, an international collaborative project whose final result will be a text conceived as a manual explaining step by step how to construct a performance which, in turn, illustrate how to possibly achieve happiness through working. This show can be set up in any part of the world, simply by following the instructions guidelines, just like a DIY manual.

Changing the world won’t be an easy task.
The project will be launched during Pergine Spettacolo Aperto Performing Arts Festival with the International Seminar on Work and Happiness, on the 14th and 15th July 2017, where experts will be invited to present their research and the audience will be able to participate in the discussion as well as exchange opinions and perspectives on the topics: happiness, work, laziness, creativity.

The organisers are inviting European* artists to design two kind of ‘training’ activities: workshops and lazyshops, which will respectively examine, through an artistic approach, the meanings and practices of work and non-work.
This call for workshop / call for lazyshop is an opportunity for artists, cultural practitioners and researchers from any artistic field, to conceive and design training or research activities or test new creative methodologies in relation to the topics.

Cost covered:

The selected proposals will be awarded:
- a grant of 500 euros (VAT included) - which can be used for travel cost
- One night accommodation in Pergine Valsugana (Trento, Italy) and board;
- logistical support for the implementation of the workshop.

Deadline (extended): 22 April 2017

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* EU countries but also from Norway, Iceland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegrom as well as theFormer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Serbia and Turkey.