Over the years, Teatr Brama developed its own methods for creating an environment that blends creativity, education, engagement and self development. Brama’s educational activities emphasize partnership with the participants and focus on honesty and a balance between individual needs and the interests of the group. Brama’s educational projects have a flexible formula and are modified to meet the needs of the program. Project activities take place in the theater but also in schools, village clubhouses or intensive workshops in nature (to name a few). Brama’s projects are local, regional, national and international. Teatr Brama is currently working on:
Spectacle “Carmina” – financing from the program “Off Poland” of the Theater Institute
Brama Theater in 2022 became a beneficiary of the “OFF Poland” program, implemented by the Theater Institute, for the second time.
The OFF Poland Program is aimed at enabling the production and exploitation of performances of independent and off-Broadway theater. The idea of the Program is to support the creators of independent and off-Broadway theater by enabling creative exploration and the realization of original artistic projects, as well as to support the professionalization of independent and off-Broadway theaters in the area of production, documentation and promotion of performances, and to open them to the challenges of reaching audiences and expanding the audience for the art of theater.
As part of the project, the Gate Theater is preparing a new play, “Carmina,” which will premiere in mid-October. The project involves the realization of five shows of the play:
- in Goleniow, 15. and 21.10., 7:00 pm, Rampa Kultura, 1a Dworcowa Street,
- in Wrocław, 16.10., 7:00 p.m., Grotowski Institute, Rynek Ratusz 27,
- in Krakow, 27.10., 7 p.m., KTO Theater, 50 Zamoyskiego St,
- in Poznan, 29.10.10, 7:00 p.m., Teatr Ósmego Dnia, 44 Ratajczaka Street.
What can an artist do for the world in a time of crisis? And what should he do for himself? These are probably the most frequently repeated and thus already banal-sounding questions of theater people in times of pandemics, or war and economic disasters. We look for solutions in great literature, distinguished predecessors, modern research and individual therapies. The world bombards us with golden advice tailored to every problem, or expects us to generate this advice in our performances.
To face these expectations, we invite our audience to “Carmina – Home of Poles in Crisis.” Once they’ve settled down comfortably and put themselves under the care of our instructors, we’ll begin the collective healing. We will be patronized by the poet Horace, the father of all golden advice, exhorting us to seek harmony and peace of mind. We will follow even the strangest theories, undertake the most controversial therapies. And although we can’t promise anyone that he will come out of this séance unscathed, we guarantee one thing – a song will stay with him, and this is the last thing that can still save us from madness….
The performance is intended for audiences over the age of 12.
Total amount of task implementation: 84 000
The amount of funding allocated for the project within the OFF Poland progam of the Theater Institute: PLN 75,000.
Subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
PROJECT “InHUBitant – Creative Community Evolution”
The “InHUBitant – Creative Community Evolution” project is a two-year program of cooperation between the Gate Theater and the Stella Polaris Theater within the framework of the “Culture” program from the EEA Financial Mechanism (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway). During this time, the groups will exchange their experiences and knowledge in three segments:
- Community Hub – building relationships with local communities, improving the competence of artists and animators in conducting cultural activities, creating two theater productions with the participation of local residents.
- Creative Hub – joint artistic process, exchange of creative work methods, workshops, development of audience development strategies and cultural offerings.
- Evolution Hub – exchange of practices and experience in internal and external communication in the theater, community mapping.
“InHUBitant” is two years of intensive cooperation that will lead to the creation of two large-scale theater and music shows in Goleniów and Sandefjord during the summer season of 2023. For each show, the partners will involve a number of local artists and city residents. The partners will share best practices with each other for two years, both in artistic and organizational work, in order to implement a new cultural offer and audience development strategy after the project.
“Together we are working for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe”
The project is subsidized by the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014 – 2021 within the framework of the Culture Program.
RegioActive Goleniow Bramat Theater Meetings
RegioActive Goleniow Bramat Theater Meetings is the final of three projects:
RegioActive, a project carried out under the public task of the Marshal’s Office and a project carried out under the public task of the Goleniow Municipality and City Council.
Goleniow Bramat Theater Meetings, is a Festival – a celebration of the city, in the realization of which the residents of Goleniow Municipality have been involved for years. RegioActive Goleniow Bramat Theater Meetings, is a five-day festival, which for many years has been very popular not only among the residents of the Goleniow Municipality, but also the residents of the West Pomeranian Region. What makes it popular is the unique form of the festival – the residents of the Region get involved in the undertaking. This type of activity is a driving force for residents to realize their own grassroots artistic events. Animators from the Brama Theater Association, by involving the city’s residents, contribute to strengthening their bonds with the place where they live, reduce intergenerational barriers, and create a platform for cognition and discussion.
For years, Bramat has been bringing together artists from all over Poland and the world, and the local community of the Western Pomerania Region has the opportunity to work with them in the joint implementation of the Festival. As part of the event, we have invited the most interesting theatrical and musical proposals from Poland and Europe. Thanks to the unique combination of the projects of RegioActive, the Marshal’s Office and the Goleniow Municipality, it was possible to create a unique offer of the XXIII Goleniow Bramat Theater Meetings. Recognized artists from Poland and Europe stood on the festival stage, as well as groups that were created during the three years of the “RegioActive” project. In this way, we enriched the cultural offer of the entire festival with a variety of cultural events, and Goleniów itself once again became the theatrical and cultural capital of Western Pomerania, where 180 artists from Poland and Europe came.
The 23rd edition of the Bramat festival included 33 cultural events, including performances (including outdoor ones), concerts, performance actions, happenings, film screenings, as well as animations for children and an author’s meeting. Two performances premiered during Bramat: the European Solidarity Corps volunteer group BramaLAB’s “Animal Tales” and “Something from Nietzsche” by Brama Theater and the Monogamik group.
The project “RegioActive – Socio-Cultural Activation of the Region” is co-financed by the European Union from the funds of the European Regional Development Fund.
The task is co-financed with funds received from the budget of the Marshal’s Office of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship and the Goleniow Municipality.
RegioActive is a social/cultural project, that has a goal of engaging the community of the German-Polish Region of Pomeranian in active and conscious participation in cultural/social life. The project’s activities lead to broadening multicultural concepts, awakening the culture creation potential in local communities, strengthening the phenomenon of communal agency and feeling of citizenship. The project is based on the methodology of socially engaged art – the goal of our work is empowering citizens in the areas of culture, art and social engagement. Another goal is also expanding the competences of culture workers and supporting the long-term development of the region. The project is a result of cooperation between three cultural organizations: Goleniowski Dom Kultury, Stowarzyszenie Teatr Brama and Schloss Bröllin e.V.
The project involves 24 artists from the region, who formed smaller Polish-German tandems and are tasked with creating cultural festivals in the spring and summer of 2021. The festivals will be the result of many months of cooperation. The work of the artists and their local groups is supported by a Polish-German team consisting of experienced artists, animators and culture managers. Education and building relationships between sectors, generations and cultures will play a very important role in the project. Thanks to the project activities, the identity of the region’s inhabitants will be strengthened, and Rampa Kultura – the new seat of the Teatr Brama – will become an important and recognizable culture-creating point on the region’s map, connecting artists, animators and inhabitants of the regions of West Pomerania and Mecklenburg – Vorpommern.
The final of the RegioActive project consists of many elements, including two macro-festivals – one in Bröllin and the other in Goleniów. These will be big, several-day events summarizing all smaller festivals carried out throughout the 2021. The project also involves a social sciences researcher who after observing the entire animation process will describe the collected results in a scientific publication. The project process and activities will be documented by multimedia artists. As a result, a full-length film will be created showing the course of the entire project.
RegioActive is something more than a project — it’s a community beyond borders. We won’t split into groups based on our countries, but instead look for common points between societies, artists, animators, local groups and everyone else, that would like to become their part. The “glue” that will be used is art.
Project “RegioActive” – Socio-cultural activation of Region INT-177 is Implemented under the Interreg VA Cooperation Program Mecklenburg-Vorpommern / Brandenburg / Poland under the “European Territorial Cooperation” objective of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) INTERREG VA.
CUBE-Incubator for the resilience of the culture and creative sectors
CUBE PROJECT-ERASMUS KA2, is a cross-sector European cooperation project involving seven partners from six European countries. Its goal is to create and develop an online cultural incubator as a platform to support artists and arts organizations. The online cultural incubator provides the tools and necessary knowledge in economics, entrepreneurship, management or promotion. An artist using the online platform will have access to reliable sources, as well as workshops conducted online with specialists in the aforementioned fields. Participants in the online cultural incubator will gain the necessary knowledge to help the artist also become an entrepreneur capable of managing his own business.
The project is divided into three elements of implementation (intellectual Outputs).
The first element focuses on conducting research in the cultural sector of each project partner country. The research looks at the economic situation before, during and after the COVID – 19 pandemic, and addresses the individual needs of artists and cultural organizations. Information is also being gathered on the rationale for an online cultural incubator. The second element of the project focuses on the creation of an online platform with a database of data and information collected during IO1. During the implementation of the second element, a pilot process of using the incubator is being launched. The third element of the project is the release of a fully professional cultural incubator to the market and the web, which will be used by artists and cultural organizations to expand their knowledge and skills.
BK Consult GbR – GERMANY
BRAMA THEATER ASSOCIATION – POLAND
AKMI ANONIMI EKPAIDEFTIKI ETAIRIA – GREECE
SYMPLEXIS – GREECE
CENTRUL DE INCUBARE CREATIV INOVATIV DE AFACERI- ROMANIA
A.B. INSTITUTE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT LTD – CYPRUS
Associazione Culturale PEPE LAB – ITALY
“InCUBator for the resilience of the culture and crEative sectors” (CUBE) is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of European Union, through the German National Agency of Education for Europe at the Federal Institute for Vocational Training.
“Path of Theater Education SET 3.0 – Laknienia & Bramat Festivals as part of the opening of a new culture center”
“Path of Theater Education SET 3.0 – Laknienia & Bramat Festivals as part of the opening of a new culture center” is another educational and cultural project carried out under the Cultural Education program of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The project engages the inhabitants of Goleniów to actively participate in the cultural life of the city, encourages them to take grassroots initiatives and sensitizes them to culture and art. The task consists of two main elements – the production of the BRAMAT and the ŁAKNIENIA theater festivals. Project participants take part in the events not only as audience, but also as organizers. Thanks to this, they have a chance to gain experience in the field of stage engineering, logistics and promotion of the cultural events.
This year, both festivals are part of the opening of a new, culture center in Goleniów – Rampa Kultura. Due to the restrictions introduced to fight the pandemic, the form of the project has been modified – all events will take place on-line in December 2020. As part of the project, theater and music events of high artistic quality will be presented. More information coming soon.
Co-financed by funds from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund.
The opening of the new headquarters of Teatr Brama – “Rampa Kultura” as part of the Bramat and Laknienia Festivals
The opening of the new headquarters of Teatr Brama – “Rampa Kultura” as part of the Bramat and Laknienia Festivals is a project implemented as part of a public task of the Marshal’s Office of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. The aim of the project is to carry out cultural events under the umbrella of the BRAMAT and ŁAKNIENIA festivals. Implementation of the project gives an opportunity to increase the quality of the festivals and create and expand a community focused on cultivating tradition and culture. This will have a decisive impact on improving the quality of life of residents of Goleniów and create an opportunity to make cultural content more accessible to them. Based on the high attendance of the earlier editions of the festival, demand for access to culture is high. Due to the limitations related to the pandemic, all planned activities will be presented online making them available to a wider audience. In December 2020 you can expect many interesting events, often balancing on the threshold of theater and music. Interactive meetings and online workshops with unlimited access are also planned. More information coming soon.
How? For whom? For what? Creating Education Online
The project named How? For whom? For what? Creating Education Online is the result of a quest for knowledge about creating online content and archivization. When (due to the pandemic) all possibilities of meeting in person ended up being limited to virtual reality, we discovered (probably like many other theatres) that we lacked the competences, materials and technical capabilities to communicate with our audience in a quality way. We decided to search for answers, look for help and take inspiration from people with experience in the field. The project encompasses a series of open training meetings aimed at culture workers and animators, creators and artists interested in creation of quality online content. Recordings made during meetings will be shared through on the new webpage of Theatre Brama as well as on YouTube. With this project Brama wants to stress to creators and artists the necessity of posting and sharing quality materials online and to inspire them to manage professional platforms connected to cultural activity. Teatr Brama also created a new webpage and archive, after learning about modern technological advances in that field.
Co-financed from the funds of the National Center of Culture from the “Online culture” program.
ETNO West Pomerania – In search of the musical identity of the West Pomeranian Region
ETNO West Pomerania – In search of the musical identity of the West Pomeranian Region is a project run by Kapela Brama, Teatr Brama’s Band. The project aims to discover forgotten musical traces in the lands of West Pomerania. Currently, the Band is working on a new repertoire that draws inspiration from the music performed by the Bolechowo Orchestra, which operated in the village of Bolechowo beginning in the 1950s. The musicians focus on finding their own original sound, while still paying homage to the local achievements. The musical material produced by the project will move people to dance and become an important part of the heritage of the region. Historically the region of West Pomeranian has struggled with local traditions since the land was resettled many time, most recently after WWII. The process of the project was lead by Jacek Hałas – singer, musician, dancer and artist who shared his ideas and experience based in many years of working with traditional music. The musical material will be an important element bringing tradition to the region, which, due to its history, has no such traditions that are deeply rooted in the lives of its inhabitants. The final of the project, in the form of an on-line concert, will be presented in December 2020. In 2021 the Band plans to hold a series of concerts, with which it aims to reach all parts of West Pomerania.
Co-financed from the funds of Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund.
Pomeranian Legend of Sidonia von Borcke is a project carried out in cooperation with the Pomeranian Museum in Greifswald to commemorate of the 400th anniversary of the execution of Sydonia von Borck / Borcke. The project looks at the history of the region from a female perspective: in 1620 in Stettin, a Pomeranian noblewoman named Sydonia von Borck / Borcke, was sentenced to death for witchcraft and executed. Her tragic fate became an inspiration for painters and writers in the following centuries. In archives and museums you can still find original documents and works of art, that give insight into the life of Sydonia and the realities of the Duchy of Pomerania in the 16th and 17th century. It is therefore a reference to the time and place in which she lived, its society and political realities. As part of the project, radio plays will be created – podcasts (in both German and Polish), that will give the voice to Sydonia. More information at: www.S1620.eu
Muzeum Pomorza (Pommersches Landesmuseum)
“The project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund and the state budget (Small Project Fund under the Interreg V A Cooperation Program Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania / Brandenburg / Poland in the Pomerania Euroregion)”
Polish-German theatrical performance “Station of Witnesses”
Polish-German theatrical performance “Station of Witnesses” is a Polish-German project, that has a goal of creating a theatrical/musical performance “Station of Witnesses”. The event makes reference to the performance “Station of Memories”, which Teatr Brama produced in 2008. Using the memories of the inhabitants of German Gollnow and the first Polish settlers of Goleniów, we will create a story about the past, present and future of our town. The place of the performance wasn’t chosen randomly – the historic building, Rampa Kultura, has been a witness of political and social changes in the lands of West Pomerania for decades. The entire space of Rampa will become scenography for the duration of the performance, and the viewers will be able to move around its nooks and crannies to learn the stories of the inhabitants of these lands. More details soon.
The FMP-0363-20 project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund and the state budget (Small Project Fund under the Interreg V A Cooperation Program Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Brandenburg / Poland in the Pomerania Euroregion).
The SocioAct project is a multidimensional project created by 6 partners from 5 European Union countries – Greece, Portugal, Denmark, Poland and Romania. As part of the project, meetings (learning activities) are conducted to exchange good practices between partners, especially in the field of cultural and social activities. The partners note the use of dramatic arts for community development and supporting socially excluded or marginalized groups or people. The project’s objective is also drawing attention to the development of acting skills and encouraging the creators to actively participate in social life and different sectors of the economy. The training visits are attended by people associated with the theater who also have experience in social activities. Meetings are organized with the help of local partners and people from the communities working on cultural and social development, who share their experience in working with different communities. The project creates maps, which help to understand the specificity of working with socially excluded people and groups, where theater is the main tool. Participation in the project will enable the partners to gain new pedagogical and operational skills, expanding the field of influence of actors and animators in the cultural sector and developing the partners’ social activities.
– Asociatia Culturala Replika – Romania
– Stowarzyszenie Edukacyjno-Społeczno-Kulturalne Teatr Brama – Poland
– Koinvnikh Synetairistikh Epixerhsh Pramata Kai Uamata – Greece
– Modernoi Kairoi – Greece
– NTL – Odin Teatret – Denmark
– Associação Portuguesa de Formação de Actores para Cinema e Televisão – Portugal