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Grave BUDA kunstencentrumKortrijk, BelgioDebutto1 e 2 dicembre 2011
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Festival Fabbrica Europa

Fabbrica Europa is one of the most interesting and renowned multi-disciplinary festivals in Europe, taking place every May in Florence in the former railway station Stazione Leopolda (and other spaces). It brings together a year of European activity in a varied programme of dance, theatre, visual arts, architecture, video, new media, and music in a total of around a hundred events by a wide range of Italian, European and international companies.
The activity of Fabbrica Europa (as demonstrated by its name) is based on European-wide cooperation and development. This gives rise to projects for the training of European artists and cultural operators; the promotion of new productions; the nurturing and evolution of an emerging generation of young artists and the construction of a permanent year-round forum for development and debate. The network created by the festival acts within a larger well-established framework of collaborators and partners that results from collaborative project working (often on interdisciplinary projects co-financed by European Commission cultural programmes) and links made through the IETM (Europe's foremost network of public and private institutions connected with the performing arts.

Through its project work and the keystone festival, Fabbrica Europa has an essential role for the contemporary arts in Europe. It evidences the crucial role of culture in the competition between economic, urban and regional systems in a global context and contributes to the development and diffusion of new cultural processes. Through professional development and support for the creativity of artists (especially young artists), it encourages the exchange and accumulation of skills, thus contributing to their employability and trans-national mobility. Fabbrica Europa's activity also offers an alternative possibility of circulation and a stimulus to high quality artistic activity that is not conventionally commercial. In addition, it has become and remains, an important point of reference for a range of ongoing cultural activity in Europe. From its original conception as a home for the European artists in Italy, it is now progressively becoming the hub of a European web of artistic laboratories for the exchange and diffusion of the contemporary arts.
The festival is organized by Fondazione Fabbrica Europa per le Arti Contemporanee - F.F.E.A.C. new not-for-profit organisation created by the Associazione Fabbrica Europa, Fondazione Pontedera Teatro and Associazione Music Pool came together (in agreement with their public funders: the Regione Toscana, Provincia di Firenze and Comune di Firenze).