• Third digital workshop: CREATE

    The 3rd Digital workshop provided mainly 3 gorgeous opportunities:

    1. to reconnect the young as well as adult participants who have already met at Camp Involve
    2. to make the first connection with new young participants from Norway and Germany
    3. to create.

    In the workshop hosted by Drak Theatre (CZ) everybody had a chance to be inspired by different means and to create spontaneously. We tried automatic writing based on musical inspiration, the Dadaist method of writing poems, reinterpreted classic works of art in the form of comics or created a synopsis of a fictional film. Hopefully, it was the first successful step to find our 3place in artistic creation.

  • Live stream

    If you’re not in Oslo during Showbox, you can still listen to the talk at Showbox Performing Arts Festival for a Young Audience with the partners.

    We have invited artists and institutions with different approaches to performing arts, the young audience and urban development.

    • What can theatres offer young people, and what does this interaction do to their identity as art producers?
    • What is the right balance between making a place to hang out, and a place for programmed activities and art production? Or, what is a good balance between audience development and art development?
    • What kind of methods do artists use to involve young people who don’t see performing arts as a place for them?
    • What role can performing arts play in young people’s lives; do we offer experiences, participation, social community, entertainment or education?


    Speaker: Ine Therese Berg (NTNU)
    Junges Ensemble Stuttgart
    Divadlo DRAK
    Vega scene / Vega ung by Katinka Rydin
    Kloden theatre by Ådne Sekkelsten
    Østfold Internasjonale teater by Thomas Østgaard
    Landing by Venke Sortland
    Panta Rei Danseteater by Anne Ekenes

  • Festival visit Showbox

    Each year the experience of the project will be presented at a festival hosted by one of the partners. Local participants, both professionals and young will take part in sharing their experience together with representatives from the other partners. During this dissemination aimed at a broader audience, the project will receive feedback, impulses and possible expansion of the project.

    The festival visit is also important for the partners. Meeting in person is important to reinforce the collaboration, learning to know each other and the context of each partner. The visiting partners should not only be guests and observers but partake in activities.

    The partners all have their own festival reaching both a local and an international audience. This is a good place to reach others in the field of performing arts outside our own organisations.

    Main achievements

    The main achievement is to disseminate the project in the context of a festival, to share the project to professionals and audience connected to the festival, that don’t know of the project before. We will get feedback and shared experiences that will push the project forward for the next year.

    We connect the partner organisations with the Norwegian art field, and to the other international delegates. We work closely with Performing Arts Hub Norway to get apply for support from the Norwegian Embassies all over the world to get international delegates to the festival. This means we will meet visitors with other cultural backgrounds that will share their responses to the project, and also share knowledge of the project in their countries.

    The academic event: 3Place – the performing arts, the city and the young audience also have introced the project to a researcher for further development. Ine Therese Berg (dr. philol) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, is speaker at our 3Place event and will further research on this through the university, for Drama and theatre at the Department of Art and Media Studies.

    The last day we will invite the delegates to our “home” – the office we share with Kloden and that one day will be the large theatre house. We will introduce the urban development of the area, insight in the process for the next years, and how this project connects with Klodens’ and Oslos’ strategies and goals.

    For full festival program, check www.showbox.no.