The Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP) is an ambitious transnational cultural programme focusing on the dynamic area of collaborative arts. The overall goal of CAPP is to improve and open up opportunities for artists who are working collaboratively across Europe, by enhancing mobility and exchange whilst at the same time engaging new publics and audiences for collaborative practices. The different strands of the CAPP programme consist of national and international professional development opportunities, artist residencies, commissioned works, public presentations and debates, and a major showcase to be held in 2018. Throughout the partner communities CAPP will provide creative spaces with the potential to bring out new conversations, meaningful relationships and transformative forms of collaborative engagement. The Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme is supported by Creative Europe (Culture Sub-Programme) Support for European Co-operation Projects Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.
CAPP has appointed Dr Susanne Bosch to deliver the research strand of CAPP. There will be a focus on formulating a research and evaluation process that is reflexive, that creates new possibilities in relation to evaluative frameworks for collaborative work, that remains alert to contemporary critiques with regard to research practices and that aligns the research and evaluation process with core aims of the partners at both a local level and within the larger project framework. By 2018 partners will be able to share and disseminate the research gathered over the course of the 4-year project.
The research will also produce key valuable resources for the collaborative arts sector across Europe.