N.O.W New Open Working

New Open Working process for the performing arts

We are a group of skilled cultural professionals working in the field of the performing arts.

All of us accompany and support artists, whether as producers, festivals, receiving houses or residential spaces, institutional or private structures, single-purpose or hybrid, on-going or temporary, young professionals or those with greater experience.

The form of this support, and the moment where each of us may intervene in the professional journey of the artist or the artistic process, clearly differs from case to case, depending on our missions and goals. However, we all work closely, over the long haul with both the artists and their creative processes. We are all involved, directly or indirectly, in defining the artistic project, its structure and its development. The challenges of this artistic process lie at the very heart of skills and daily activities, as do the ways in which we seek to support the mobility of the artists, the dissemination of the work and the approach to training.

We have decided to federate our forces, and thus to create the necessary conditions to develop our practices and our professions. Our aim is to better understand the time of socio-economic change and European crisis we are living through.

A more specific question brings us together: what might an artist’s journey look like in a larger, globalised and ever-changing Europe? More to the point, what does it mean, and indeed will it mean over the coming years, to accompany artists and their processes – to support the unfolding of their work? How can we provide a positive impulse for our societies and our democracies and contribute to building a European artistic environment that is diverse, creative and socially rooted?

We propose to set up a transnational laboratory platform to explore new ways of supporting artists and their processes.

By setting up this integrated task force and thereby creating a face-to-face meeting with our respective practices, we hope on one hand to analyse in depth and in context the current situation, and on the other hand we want to experiment with new models of action with chosen artists, artistic communities, cultural places and the wider public. Through this cooperation we seek to make operational our practices at the European level, and thereby assume our responsibilities to contribute to a strong and lively Europe, one that is open to the rest of the world.

Artistic creation – an environment in flux

Artistic and cultural Europe is going through major changes everywhere across the continent. The ways in which art is made, the conditions for its creation, the dissemination of the work and circulation of artists are caught between the impact of globalisation and the deep current crisis (particularly in national and local public finances). The environment is thus being profoundly transformed, shaken up and destabilised. This applies to the very economic organisation and methods of regulation.

We are living in constant movement, which affects both artists and those who accompany them. We are moving out of an almost static situation (in terms of values and established criteria) into a logic of flux, processes and trajectories. Every day we must face up to the speed differentials between economic flows, the institutional rhythm, the time scale of artistic production and the renewal of techniques.

In parallel, scales are evolving and the relationship is changing between the players, all of which tests the institutional and national frameworks. Cultural processes increasingly play out within a “regionalised”, transnational, even global context, much of which is beyond the reach of national policies. Both individuals and businesses are now the vectors that carry interpersonal relations via social networks, which interact hugely at both the local and international scale.

In this context the support mechanisms for the artist are often out of date and face difficulties in renewing themselves. Some are collapsing under the weight of the crisis. There is an exponential growth in the market offer across a range of new artistic formats. Regulation is increasingly based on a market-focused logic. As there is both instability and change, a quantitative approach also dominates research and the heart of the artist’s craft is undermined. The space for experimentation, so central to art, ends up being denied its place. There is thus a risk that the artwork will be reduced to a series of products, where neither the working process, nor the long-term research dimension is valued. The focus thus shifts purely to the market aspect and the product outputs.

While being stakeholders in these changes, we are also called upon to “rethink” the reality that surrounds us and to understand its complexity in order to better apply some transversal thinking. This requires all sectors, at all levels to renegotiate their existence in an interactive and interdependent whole. We thus have to rethink all of our models (‘creation, production, mediation etc), references, artistic and cultural practices (the relationship between public and private, the evaluation criteria, indicators etc). This forces us to rethink and adapt our institutions and our social organisation as well as the linkages between civil society and the institutions.

Culture and the arts cannot escape the effects of the current European crisis – and we see an opportunity here. The idea of immaterial progress is replacing the goal of material progress and measures of human development are taking over from economic growth. These changes call for a more individual tailored response. Such a response necessarily demands the collective involvement of all stakeholders. It requires democratic principles anchored in the rule of law. Thus the ambition to see the emergence of fundamental European Cultural Rights is a core issue we seek to address. What are our responsibilities faced by such issues? How can we put forward and defend our skills and expertise in the area? More generally, what are the indicators that would allow our practices to be evaluated? Who are the beneficiaries and on what basis? What allows us to work and to what end? How can we re-appropriate these measures?

2013 August • LOKAL, Reykjavik, Iceland
2013 October • TRAFO, Budapest, Hungary
2014 January • LOCO WORLD, Stockholm, Sweden
2014 Spring • A PROPIC, Tilburg, Holland
2014 September • INDISCIPLINARTE, Terni, Italy
2015 January • WP ZIMMER, Antwerp, Belgium
2015 May • FABBRICA EUROPA, Florence, Italy

Artista del mes: THE FUTURE

Me dijo una amiga un dia de este verano :
Estoy cansada de que la crisis me quite las ganas de trabajar y simplemente me lleve a la corriente de la inercia del RE , hasta REpetirme y hasta REaburrirme ¡¡
NO me quiero REciclar quiero cerrar y empezar de nuevo¡¡

La Temporada 2012-2013 esta llena de buenos própositos y de buenos proyectos artísticos , de colaboraciones y coaliciones , de intercambios y de sintonías, de migraciones …

MOM/ELVIVERO sigue con su proyecto de instalarse y tener una sede en Montreal abrir nuevas perspectivas de trabajo y colaboraciones artísticas y para ello esta trabajando en el proyecto LA COALICIÓN ( conexiones , similitudes , parentescos)

David Espinosa MI GRAN OBRA , Nico Baixas CHIROMORPHOSE , Xavi Bobes (Playground) MONSTRES presentaran sus nuevos proyectos y sus procesos de creación en el TNT de Terrasa

Sonia Gómez quiere investigar y nutrirse . Paralelamente sigue con sus experiencias artísticas de site specifics y workshops
EN EL MOVIMIENTO empieza su embrionaria colaboración con LS en la investigación y el intercambio de sensaciones e ideas , que quizás culminen en un “Solo para dos bailarinas” para el 2013/2104.o simplemente en una grata colaboración artística. En Enero del 2013 habrá más información

La hiperactiva creativa de Germana Civera esta llena de nuevas ideas y nuevos proyectos para esta temporada , desoues de su estreno en Montpellier Danse

Regina Fiz realizará dos nuevas imágenes/Fotografias de su proyecto/exposición WORLD PORTRAIT una en Atenas y otra en Helsinki BUSCAMOS ADEPTOS Y MÁS CIUDADES ¡¡¡ paralelamente esta en constante colaboración con otros artists y colectivos .

Mauricio Gonzalez sigue con sus trabajos de colaboración con otros artistas y seguimos pensando Wakefield Poole tiene que girar ¡¡ We are looking for a venues ¡¡

LA PRISAMATA con su espectáculo “Sé de un lugar” empezará su GIRA`por el estado español Huesca , Sevilla, Malaga , Granada , Alcala de Henares y BUSCAMOS MÁS ¡¡¡
mientras siguen actuando en Catalunya : Olot, Barcelona , Torello, Viladecans , Rubi etc etc

Sergi Fäustino, Carles Santos y Cabo San Roque siguen con sus proyecto iniciados en la Temporada 2011-2012

EXTRAPOLE http://www.extrapole.eu y MOM/ELVIVERO seguirán colaborando en la difusión de Jordi Gali Arrangement Provisionaire con intervenciones en Montreal, Terni, Barcelona . Tambien empezamos conversaciones para colaborar con otros artistas de ambas agencias y proyectos internacionales .

SEGUIM¡¡ Marta Oliveres


I told a friend one day this summer:
I’m tired of the crisis, I remove the desire to work and just take me to the current RE inertia, to repeat and to REbored
I do not want to recycle I want to close and to start again

The 2012-2013 season is full of good intentions and good art projects, collaborations and coalitions, exchanges and tuning, migration …
MOM / ELVIVERO is installed with your project and have a Montreal-based open new prospects for work and artistic collaborations and it is working on the project LA COALICION (connections, similarities, relationships)
David Espinosa my great work, Nico Baixas CHIROMORPHOSE, Xavi Bobes (Playground) MONSTRES present their new projects and their creation in the TNT Terrasa
Sonia Gomez wants to investigate and nurtured in MTP. Parallel continues its artistic experiences site specifics and workshops
MOVEMENT begins his collaboration with LS embryo research and the exchange of feelings and ideas, which may culminate in a “Solo for Two Dancers” for simply 2013/2104.o pleasantly artistic collaboration. In January 2013 there will be more information

The overactive creative Germana Civera is full of new ideas and new projects for this season, its premiere desoues Montpellier Danse

Regina Fiz made two new images / photographs of your project / exhibition WORLD PORTRAIT one in Athens and one in Helsinki LOOKING MORE CITIES followers and is in constant parallel collaboration with other artists and groups.

Mauricio Gonzalez continues his collaborations with other artists and still think Wakefield Poole has to turn to We are looking for venues

LA Prisamata with his show SE DE UN LUGAR “I know a place” will begin its tour of the state `Spanish Huesca, Seville, Malaga, Granada, Alcala de Henares and seek more
while still operating in Catalonia: Olot, Barcelona, ​​Torello, Viladecans, Rubi etc etc

Sergi Fäustino, Carles Santos and Cabo San Roque continue their project initiated in the 2011-2012 season

Extrapolate http://www.extrapole.eu and MOM / ELVIVERO continue to collaborate in disseminating Jordi Gali Provisionaire Arrangement with interventions in Montreal, Terni, Barcelona. We also began talks to collaborate with other artists from both agencies and international projects.


Marta Oliveres