Image Aiguë (Lyon)

SARTR (Sarajevo)

Setepés (Porto)

Stiftung Caucasus Foundation
IBCCP (Tbilissi)

Théâtre Nomade (Casablanca)

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Chôros est un projet de recherche artistique et culturel visant à imaginer et expérimenter une plateforme de coopération trans-sectorielle internationale, dirigée par des artistes et acteurs culturels, en lien avec des problématiques de société (intégration sociale et participation démocratique, migrations, vieillissement et coopération entre générations, emploi et nouvelles relations au travail).

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Image Aiguë

Image Aiguë is a theatre company, founded in 1983, co-directed by Christiane Véricel and Nicolas Bertrand, that creates physical theatre shows dealing with current topics, promoting a philosophy of Tolerance and Peace. It gather performers from various generations, backgrounds and cultures, speaking on stage in their own language. The group is leading workshops with children and youngsters, in relation with education and social institutions. It lead cooperative projects and touring creations in about 40 countries. Image Aiguë is a member of IETM and Anna Lindh Foundation network. As a partner of the A Soul for Europe initiative, it has been organising the Forum Lyon – A Soul for Europe (2008, 2013, 2014, 2015). It started in Summer 2014 a new artistic laboratory with a group of children and young actors (migrants, refugees, disabled performers), called “Le Chœur d’Image Aiguë”. Image Aiguë is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Région Rhône-Alpes, City of Lyon.

SARTR - Sarajevo War Theater

SARTR, Sarajevo War Theatre is a theatre company established in Sarajevo, related to the period of siege of Sarajevo, with active participation of the Culture of Resistance. In the sense of art policy of SARTR, in addition to the engagement of the prominent male and female artist, SARTR intents to put high standards and criteria with the special emphasis on the presentation of works of local authors and playwrights, taking care especially about the affirmation of young BH artist.

In last two years SARTR coproduced “Bolero” (Nottingham Playhouse, ODA theatre – Pristina, British Council) with performers from all cities and initiated FAKAT DRAMA : youth theatre workshops enable young people aged 12 to 15 to learn to express their creativity and critical thought, to develop their imagination and fulfil their potential. It has also been involved in co-productions with MESS Sarajevo International Festival, Hebel ham Uffer – Berlin, and supported from United States Embassy. SARTR is supported by the Kanton Sarajevo.

Mozaik Foundation

Mozaik Foundation (Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina) is a team of enthusiastic professionals whose aim is to encourage young people to achieve excellent results. Every day it puts a lot of effort into creating programs that will contribute to the economic and social stability of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Its results so far have been the motivation for even more creative and hard work in order to inspire the most important resource of our society – the youth. Mozaik Foundation was founded in 2002 with the aim of encouraging the development of rural communities. Today, Mozaik is a leading social enterprise in the region, whose vision is an economically and socially strong BiH. It courageously steps towards creating an army of young and enterprising people until 2023, who will create jobs and who will be role models for the 70% of young people who dream of leaving the country. Its focus is to mobilize local resources and sustainability of socio-economic development which we achieve through the programs: YouthBanks and All Inclusive. Through the award of grants Mozaik Foundation supports non-formal youth groups and organizations whose actions bring economic and social benefits. By opening two social businesses, EkoMozaik Ltd. and MaŠta Agency it can serve as an example of successful business and responsibility to society


Setepés is a Portuguese company, based in Porto, working in the creative sector in the fields of culture, arts, communication and training, since 1998. Setepés provides services in consulting, management and human resources; creative activities; projects and contents design; communication and education. It works for Municipalities, Museums, Theatres, Networks, Cultural Centres, Cultural Capitals, Foundations, Universities, Entrepreneurial Associations, Regional Authorities, Development Agencies and Companies.

Among other projects, in the last years Setepés has been involved in the global coordination, managemente and production of the Regiostars 2014 awarded project “Art on Chairs”, an international event of design and industry, and has been a partner for several European projects, such as “RenEU: New Renaissance in Europe”, “Upskill” and “Actors of Urban Change”. Setepés has coordinated several professional training programmes for the theatre network Artemrede and for the National Theatre D. Maria II and the entrepreneurship and innovation programme “Gerador”.

Setepés is the official office in Portugal of the initiative A Soul for Europe office in Portugal.

Stichting Caucasus Foundation IBCCP

IBCCP is a branch of Stichting Caucasus Foundation (SCF in the Netherlands was founded in 1997), based in Tbilisi, Georgia. It is a non-profit foundation which supports Caucasian countries in the process of integration with other European countries in the field of culture, regarding, simultaneously at new forms of cultural cooperation worldwide. The Foundation sets up and implements programmes and events in art and culture for professional artist, in order to promote open and democratic societies within the Caucasus region and to provide access to information about the Caucasian region for further exchange and the establishment of professional links. Research and education is one of main fields of activities of SCF. SCF one of the partner offices for the movement A Saul for Europe.  Stichting Caucasus Foundation is linked with CONCEPTS (The CONCORTIUM for the CO-ORDINATION of EUROPEAN PERFORMANCE THEATRE STUDIES) based in the UK and is a member of Council of Europe forum of International Cultural Networks. It works in close cooperation with the Felix Merits Foundation (Amsterdam), Gulliver network, ENCATC and IETM.

Théâtre Nomade

Théâtre Nomade – Casablanca, Morroco, is an itinerant association created by Mohammed El Hassouni and Soufia El Boukhari in order to help vulnerable people through the practice of street art (workshops, training events). It sets up its circus, the “cultural itinerant studio” (Al Khaimah) for residencies in districts without cultural infrastructure. The goal is to reach out disadvantaged populations by offering artistic activities. The association has worked in various areas of Sale (Morocco) between 2006 and 2011 (Hay Inbiâat, Maza, Douar Mika) on the municipality Bouknadel (2011-2012), the rural municipality of Sidi Taibi (2012-2013), the neighbourhood of Sidi Moumen in Casablanca (2014), and now “le Théâtre Nomade” is settled in “la Fabrique Culturelle des Anciens Abattoirs de Casablanca”. The association primarily target young people in situations of exclusion, women and persons with disabilities. Théâtre Nomade is supported by the Ministry of Culture.


Racines (Casablanca – Morocco) is a Moroccan non-profit organization, for culture, development, promotion of the creative industry and Cooperation in Africa. Racines was created in September 2010 in Casablanca. The association is the National Chapter of Arterial Network in Morocco and is home to the Regional Secretariat of the organization for North Africa. Racines was born from the desire of Moroccan cultural actors believing that the issue of culture is common to African countries (cultural policy, lack of involvement of the state, not recognizing culture as a human right, small creative industry not protecting the rights of artists, lack of training for careers in culture …). Each country and each region have their own characteristics, it is important to capitalize on the achievements of each and improve the role of culture in African countries.

Les partenaires de Chôros (basés en France, au Portugal, en Bosnie-Herzégovine, en Géorgie et au Maroc) souhaitent renforcer les échanges entre les villes du centre, de la périphérie et du voisinage de l’Europe grâce à leurs propres pratiques du spectacle vivant (théâtre, cirque, danse, musique…).

De juillet 2015 à septembre 2016, avec le soutien du programme Europe Créative, les partenaires du projet vont expérimenter et structurer un processus de coopération et élaborer une approche stratégique commune. Leur projet vise à créer les conditions pour créer une plateforme trans-sectorielle et trans-régionale, dirigée par des organisations artistiques et culturelles, pour aborder des problématiques sociales communes.


  • Les explorations théâtrales (Sarajevo, Casablanca, Tbilissi, Lyon) sont un programme d’activités artistiques composé d’activités pédagogiques et de recherche avec des enfants et de jeunes artistes, et des représentations de « L’homme qui marche », spectacle en dialogue avec le public. Ces activités explorent des façons de faire du théâtre ensemble, sollicitant la personnalité des participants, leurs identités culturelles leurs pratiques artistiques comme un capital créatif.
  • Les ateliers de développement des compétences (Porto, Sarajevo, Casablanca, Tbilissi, Lyon) sont des activités d’apprentissages par les pairs, pour partager les expériences et les parcours spécifiques des partenaires, tisser des relations avec les acteurs culturels locaux et mettre-en-œuvre, ensemble, des activités.


  • inspirer des productions artistiques pour un public familial et n’allant pas au théâtre
  • concevoir de nouvelles activités mobilisant les citoyens
  • renforcer un réseau trans-sectoriel d’acteurs (art, éducation, social, sciences) tant local qu’international
  • développer de nouveaux modèles économiques pour réduire les écarts économiques et améliorer les capacités des acteurs

Public cible

Par une approche participative, le projet va bénéficier aux enfants, jeunes-gens et jeunes artistes. Il touchera également des familles, des migrants et des populations de milieux défavorisés, par des collaborations avec des acteurs locaux (écoles, organisations culturelles…). L’un des enjeux majeurs du projet est de toucher un public particulièrement diversifié, en Géorgie, Bosnie-Herzégovine, Maroc, Portugal et France.


  • définir une méthodologie et un savoir-faire commun
  • implication d’acteurs locaux (responsables politiques, acteurs sociaux, culturels, artistes…)
  • élaborer un réseau entre nos 5 villes (Porto, Lyon, Tbilissi, Casablanca, Sarajevo)