EFAP kick-off meeting in CA2M, Madrid

EFAP, the European Forum for Advanced Practices, will be launched in a kick-off meeting in CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid from 10 to 13 October, 2019. The Thursday and Friday evening programme is open for the public. Participation in the working group sessions requires prior registration.

Public programme: 10-11/10/2019, 18-22h

Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo
Avda. Constitución 23
28931 Móstoles, Madrid

The European Forum for Advanced Practices (EFAP) is an open and inclusive research network originating from universities, NGOs and community-based organisations, independent research entities, museums, and a wide range of arts academies. EFAP’s broad goal is to establish a dialogue across the boundaries that often separate these contexts and to promote exchange with a focus on emergent forms of artistic- and practice-based research.

EFAP proposes an open notion of Advanced Practices that deliberately combine methods and practices from numerous disciplines. The goal of EFAP is to respond to two sets of urgencies:

  1. Ever-more complex societal challenges across Europe demand new forms of knowledge exchange and transfer, as new research forms gain ground and new modes of research output become increasingly prominent.
  2. This requires multidisciplinary and comprehensive methods to capture and assess their quality and impact in advance rather than retrospectively.

The initial proposers of EFAP have actively shaped contemporary research in the fields of visual art, art history, philosophy, music, theatre, dance and performance studies, architecture, design, and engineering.

EFAP’s mission is to broaden and deepen the range of settings, forms, and fields that can be identified or understood in terms of Advanced Practices.

More info and registrations on the EFAB website

Full programme available here


The EFAP Charter for Advanced Practices

The European Forum for Advanced Practices (EFAP) has assembled to propose new ways of recognizing the values of contemporary cultural practices. Jubilee invites artists-researchers, artist- run platforms and art institutions to sign the charter.

The European Forum for Advanced Practices (EFAP) is an informal meeting of artists, theorists, philosophers, educators, performers, curators, musicians, urbanists, anthropologists and other cultural actors across Europe and beyond. Jubilee has been part of EFAP since its foundation, and has engaged from the start in the discussions that lead to the Charter for Advanced Practices.

The European Forum for Advanced Practices is an initiative driven by the wish to expand the breadth and depth of criteria and values that as creative researchers we have at our disposal. It is equally aimed at informing the politics of knowledge that underwrite selection, promotion, evaluation and funding of such practices. The researchers behind The EFAP Charter for Advanced Practices collectively identify an urgent need for new and plural ways of working to eradicate the blockages that lie in the way of advancing practices.

Visit the EFAP website to read and sign the charter