International projects

West Kowloon (Hong Kong)

Creative Meeting Point: Hong Kong x Barcelona, two-week artist residency exchange starting May 2018, supports artistic research and development. Following two successful collaborations with Finland and Australia launched in November 2016 and March 2017, the West Kowloon Cultural Authority (WKCDA) Performing Arts Department announces a third residency exchange programme, Creative Meeting Point: Hong Kong x Barcelona in collaboration with Barcelona, Spain’s municipal performing arts venue Mercat de les Flors. Spanning three years, the collaboration builds on the international dance network established at WKCDA and cultivates global arts leaders by enhancing cultural exchange and creating international access for local art communities. To deepen artistic conversations between art practitioners in both cities, this initiative earmarks resources for residencies, exchange projects, research, work-in-development showcases, workshops, forums and more.

Hong Kong dance artists Mao Wei and Wong Pik Kei took part in the first two-week exchange in Barcelona. Javier Guerrero and Raquel Klein are the Spanish artists will come to Hong Kong.

 

Dancing Museums

Dancing Museums is a European action-research project designed to foster and sustain long-term collaborations between dance organisations, museums, universities and local communities in order to develop inspiring and long-lasting arts and cultural programmes in which people in those communities want to get involved. The Mercat de les Flors is one of the institutions that takes part in the second edition of Dancing Museums and it invites the Fundació Miró and the artist Quim Bigas to participate in this project. +

 

Taipei (Taiwan)

The Mercat de les Flors has signed an agreement with the National Theater of Taipei (Taiwan) for cross-country residences of artists. The first pilot residence will begin in 2020.

 

KaosPilot (Denmark)

This project is in collaboration with the Danish school KaosPilot. From October to December 2019, five students of the CREATIVE LEADERSHIP programme were at the Mercat de les Flors working in a project around dance, architecture, thought and ephemeral constructions.

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