Artistic Researcher. Process Development. Facilitator. Moderator.

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.

Who’s involved?

The nine partner organisations, all in different ways, promote  the principles of collaborative arts, arts collectives or meaningful community engagement within their programmes.

Agora is a project space based in Neukölln that hosts people and projects based on a philosophy that reflects the values of its community: diversity, self­organisation and social ties.

Create is the national development agency for collaborative arts in Ireland.Create supports artists in making exceptional art with communities in the broadest sense – it can be a neighbourhood organisation; pigeon fanciers; a chess club; working fishermen, farmers or asylum seekers.

hablarenarte: is an independent platform for projects that works to support the creation, publicizing dissemination and promotion of contemporary culture. For CAPP hablarenarte has formed a network of five Spanish contemporary art institutions: AC/E, AcVic, Centro Huarte, Medialab Prado and Tabakalera, seeking to join forces to implement the programme in a broader territory.

The Kunsthalle Osnabrück is regarded as one of the most beautiful – and the most demanding – exhibition rooms for contemporary art in north Germany.

Working to support those who make, watch, research, study, teach, produce, present and write about Live Art in the UK and internationally, and to create the conditions in which diversity, innovation and risk can thrive.

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art collects and displays masterworks of modern and contemporary art. The permanent collection contains valuable pieces of American pop art.

m-cult in Helsinki develops the field of media culture and publishes results on various platforms.

As part of the prestigious Tate Gallery, in Liverpool, the Converted dock buildings now house temporary and permanent contemporary international art exhibitions, a café and host events as part of the Tate Liverpool programme.