Over the past years Europe has met several deep crises. The financial and economic crisis is the most eagerly discussed among the recent crises and has led into a condition of deep uncertainty and feelings of extreme existential threats for many European citizens. Other crises as for instance a profound climate and environmental crisis, the demographic change in some European countries, the arising crisis of resources, the democratic crises as well as the crises of trust, paint a picture of a crisis-ridden future in many people’s minds. The manifest and looming as well as the predicted crises, their (re)presentation in the media and the governments’ and parties’ inconclusive reactions towards these urgent questions caused rejection of politics in general and a feeling of abandonment. Instead of burying one’s head in the sand, REALISE aims at identifying the potential and the self-efficacy of people in the face of crises as well as the proactive development of resilience by means of creativity and artistic production. Through the lens of crises and by encouraging people engaged in the artistic and cultural sector, insights as well as alternative models, know-how and future concepts are going to be developed. By cooperating in various activities such as transnational exhibitions and performances in Potsdam, Graz, Zagreb and Bratislava, artists in residence-programs, workshops and lectures in Thessaloniki, a common presentation of the REALISE project at 56. Biennale d’Arte in Venice as well as a festival in Seville, the capacities of the involved partners from Germany, Slovakian Republic, Greece, Croatia, Austria and Spain to work together is going to be supported. An interactive virtual exhibition platform will open the results of the project to a wider European public. Creative Crisis Intelligence is going to support not only artistic professionals but give important impulses to the development of European resilient societies in general.

The participating partners are:

Dom umenia / KUNSTHALLE Bratislava (SK) (GR)
next – Verein für zeitgenössische Kunst (AU)
Croation association of Artists (HDLU) (HR)
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Brandenburg e.V. (DE)