A prominent cultural institution with a history of over 90 years, Bethlen Theater has been functioning in its current form since 2011. Bethlen Theater receives funding from the local government in order to provide residents access to a wide range of high-quality theatrical and cultural experiences. The theatre fills a significant gap in the cultural landscape of the district. While the downtown area is characterised by a lively cultural scene, Bethlen Theater is the sole institution providing cultural offerings for local community members of the more residential outskirts. The mission of Bethlen Theater is to serve as a multidisciplinary, experimenting, talent-nurturing centre for the contemporary performing arts where performers from the region can realise their ideas and develop professionally in a supportive environment. It aims to provide an atelier and common platform for the territorially and professionally diversified artistic community of the region. Bethlen Theater is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive and accessible environment for all audiences.

Art Transparent Contemporary Art Foundation was originated in 2005 in Wrocław. People who are involved in its work are specialists in a variety of fields: artists and lecturers associated with the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts, psychologists and specialists in the area of social sciences. The Foundation’s goals regarding contemporary art and social topics are being achieved by means of local and national projects as well as own initiatives and attempts to consolidate the intellectual environment around current social and art problems. AT has organised a project “V4 Culture for Climate”, that was the open space for an artistic and scientific debate on the links between culture and climate change in the Visegrad countries. As the Survival Art Festival is the main event organised by the Foundation each year (and one which attracts a huge audience of several thousand attendees) which will be the place for one of the field visits as well as a platform for the polish national premier of the commissioned artwork.

New Theatre Institute of Latvia (NTIL) is a project-based organisation working in the field of contemporary performing arts. Since 1995 NTIL has been organizing the International Festival of Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus, which is the largest performing arts platform in Latvia. NTIL also produces and presents projects and long-term collaboration programmes together with local and international partners, strongly believing in the necessity to explore the contemporary performing arts field together with artists and audiences. NTIL and its artistic director Bek Berger (IETM advisory committee member and ISPA Fellow 2022-2023) have been long engaged with the topic of community engaged and led projects, running residencies and art programmes related to this field.

Pro Progressione is a Budapest-based artistic hub that connects people, professions and ambitions by designing international collaborations in the field of culture. From this combination, creative ideas emerge – artists, cultural activists, scientists and experts of various fields meet and give cutting-edge answers for the questions of our age.

Active in the field of socially engaged arts, cultural & natural heritage interpretation, music as tradition and the productions of unique performances. Our innovative team disposes of a large scale of professional competences and creativity, each of our members are personally engaged with arts and culture.

Pro Progressione has been implementing numerous international projects supported by the European Commission. We believe in interdisciplinary creation, in a mutual exchange between disciplines, art forms and actors of social and artistic fields. Our overall objective is to create an international network of artists, institutions and audiences by helping the communities to find their path towards arts.