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Young adults who have graduated from school in 2020 or 2021 have not moved out into the world, but have often stayed in their rooms. There is a lot of catching up to do – for this generation in general and for art in particular.
From 2022 to 2027, the EXIT THE ROOM project – funded by the EU’s ERASMUS+ program – will bring young adults interested in art back into motion and into a European exchange with each other. The aim is to turn the next generation into creators of their own programs and to encourage new forms of discourse about and with the mediation of art. In this way, a large network of Next Generation Projects is to be created in European youth theater by 2027.
The program includes residencies of YOUNG ARTISTS and their performative try-outs at the participating festivals as well as expert discussions and networking meetings. New forms of dialogue, reflection and encounters between young people around theater performances will be developed. The focus is on intensifying the existing networking of aspiring artists with more established artists in workshops, dialogues and discourses.