Arts Council England invest in EEA for Paper Peace

Emergency Exit Arts’ ambitious commemoration of WW1 will not only have great impact, but a lasting legacy. Young producers aged 18-25 will work with artists, heritage organisations and festivals across the country, planting the seeds for more creativity and collaboration in the future.

Joyce Wilson, Area Director, London, Arts Council England

Arts Council England invest £248,601 in Emergency Exit Arts for Paper Peace, a project developing 5 collaborative partnerships across the UK of Young Producers (18-25), arts and heritage organisations.

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Five new national partnerships: Creative Scene , Batley; City Arts , Nottingham; Vivacity & Jumped Up Theatre , Peterborough; B-Arts , Stoke-On-Trent; Articulture , Aberystwyth, Wales, will facilitate epic peace processions and outdoor performances in 2018 contemporising WW1 archives through poetry, paper sculptures, projections and pyrotechnics. Elements of the Paper Peace project will also tour the country, engaging thousands of people and leaving a legacy in developing and touring dynamic outdoor visual arts and performance work.

EEA and the national partners will develop high-quality work with a creative team of world class artists including: Artistic Director, Orit Azaz ; Poet and Visual Artist, Robert Montgomery Associate Director of Participation, Chloe Osborne, and participation mavericks The Brick Box. EEA also plans to invite world-renowned pyrotechnists to work with them in the creation of an unforgettable night time finale.

Emergency Exit Arts is very excited to be developing the Paper Peace project with our exceptional creative team of world class artists and partners. Now we will be able to realise an ambitious, far reaching programme involving young people, arts organisations and heritage partners in five cities across the UK in artistic explorations and the creation of unforgettable events. Together we will engage thousands of people through an epic journey across the country that will astonish audiences and invites them to share their vision of peace.

Artistic Director, Deb Mullins

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