- 9H45 – 11H15
- Capacity building
The aim of the ViSet project is to build capacity and promote the use of advanced digital technologies in the arts, to demonstrate the many social, commercial, cultural and creative advantages of these technologies. We do so by promoting, specifically, the use of virtual stage sets which use interactive technologies, Virtual and Augmented Reality and remote-controlled applications, particularly in theatre and dance performances. The project brings together cultural, educational and technical operators in a two-year project.
The first year saw the implementation of international workshops in each of the four participating countries (Italy, Serbia, Spain, UK) to increase operators’ capacity in these technologies and help each country prepare a demonstration performance. These performances are now completed and are being shown nationally in each country and, in a last phase, internationally in tour of small festivals through the 4 countries. The final festival in Brescia, Italy, hosted by lead partner LABA art academy, is scheduled for end of November 2016. Thanks to these activities, ViSet is creating a network of cultural operators capable of using new technologies for the performing arts (“providers”) linked in an online community with interested stakeholders such as festival organisers and theatres (“users”).
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