Sea Clown Sailing Circus > Open Call for Erasmus Project (Greece)
Sea Clown Sailing Circus have issued an open call for an Erasmus project designed as a non-formal initiative aiming to access specific knowledge about climate change, marine biodiversity loss and soil consumption, while exploring educational tools (storytelling, physical theatre, clownerie) in order for the gained knowledge to be disseminated and to encourage other young people to take initiative on this matter.
For this purpose, Sea Clown Sailing Circus plan to enhance and reinforce the competences of 15 professional circus artists and educators that are already interested in ecological issues education. By bringing them together the project will allow them to exchange on the challenges of speaking about something so complex through art, to research how to implement knowledge in circus movement, by using metaphor, imagery, atmosphere or characters, with the aim of having a clear transmission of the knowledge fully integrated in the circus performance and its interactons.
All this will happen over 13 days, 29 September - 11 October 2020, in the beautiful town of Patras (Greece), with a facilitator that will guide the self-organisation of the creation process. It will end with 4 days sailing on the Sea Clowns boats around the Ionian sea, spreading the results in the format of a show.
If there are further Covid lockdowns the project will be put on hold until spring 2021.
The project is funded by the Erasmus+: accommodation, meals and activities are free of charge for the participants, and the travel costs will be refunded after the project.
The organisers are looking for participants from Greece, France, Spain, Italy and Germany.
Deadline: 7 August 2020