Croatia, Italy, Spain and Romania joined forces in a project aiming to promote cultural heritage
The European project for promotion of cultural heritage through performance arts ‘Heritart’ was presented in the Croatian National Theatre (HNK) in Split earlier today, reports tportal on October 10, 2017.
The project was launched in May and will last until the end of 2019, according to the project manager Tanja Jadrešić who added the proposal has the support of the European Union. Two festivals will be organised during the mentioned time period: one is planned for next summer and will take place in Croatia and Italy, while the second, set for 2019, will present the audience with a major co-production of all participating countries.
“The project aims to entice theatre production at archaeological sites and to protect and revitalise cultural heritage in various locations in all participating countries. We’re creating a large database of the best practical examples of using such sites, but also of the best management models for site conservation, expanding the audience and enticing interest for the sites. The project is worth 300.000 euro; 60% of that amount was procured by a cultural programme that’s part of EU’s large-scale programme Creative Europe, while the rest will be invested by the participants”, said Jadrešić.
Head of the Conservation Department in Split Radoslav Bužančić stated the project is interesting because it aims to explore the creative potential of performances and theatre productions staged at cultural sites – all of them places with a long historical tradition. “HNK, multiple summer festivals in Split and numerous film production companies have all used cultural heritage spaces in Split and the wider area as locations for their projects”, said Bužančić.
Heritart will also entail development of an international network, one that will be used to share knowledge, distribute the results of the project and promote the notion of cultural heritage as a shared public good that’s valuable for the local community.