PRESS CALL ANTIC TEATRE UNDER THREAT | 02/17/20, 12:30 am

ANTIC TEATRE UNDER THREAT: REAL LIFE GENTRY

ANTIC TEATRE, ITS ARTISTIC COMMUNITY, AND ITS NEIGHBOURS CALL ON YOU
PRESS CONFERENCE OPEN TO ALL

When? Monday, February 17th at 12:30 midday

Where? Antic Teatre (Verdaguer i Callís, 12)

Why? In order to provide information on the theatre’s current situation, its viability and continuity, given the landlord’s recent and unexpected declared intention of raising the rent by 500%.

We will describe how we have fought, are fighting, and will continue to fight in support of grassroots culture, in order to keep alive a project that has been fulfilling a clear artistic and social function in Barcelona since 2002. We will also disclose our conversations and dealings with the various administrations, and look at potential solutions to the problems we face.

We want you to know what’s going on and to take part, if you want, in supporting the Antic Teatre project.


Antic Teatre’s leitmotiv is risk.

What Antic is, what it does, and why it does it are embodied in the following principles: support for experimentation and research in the field of contemporary performance arts; interdisciplinarity; holding up interests of minorities and being gender aware; artistic positioning that extends internationally and acts locally; pursuit of and attention to innovation, providing a launch pad for emerging creators; coherence; perseverance; criticism and self-criticism; artistic and philosophical independence; dialogue; commitment to art and education from a Grassroots position; close links to the area and free citizen initiatives; the quest for self-management and sustainability; and the recovery of national heritage.

Antic Teatre is a local Grassroots venue in Barcelona. It has kept going for almost 18 years by overcoming economic difficulties year after year, in full awareness of its situation, while at the same time fighting for cultural policies to be put in place to support and protect a sector that is in a permanent state of precarity.

In this country, supporting risk in the arts is unfortunately a political position motivated by the precarity prevalent in culture in general, and in live and performance arts in particular, especially outside the mainstream.

As an independent cultural project that still relies for 60% of its financing on its own income, Antic Teatre is also financially dependent on the Administration that plays a key role as facilitator and supporter of the arts. For this reason, we believe there is an imperative need for the institutions to take a position by recognising the public service Antic Teatre provides, and, above all, ensuring its survival.

 

ANTIC TEATRE UNDER THREAT at the press:

L’Antic Teatre no es toca
– Núvol (5/02/2020)

L’Antic Teatre de Barcelona, en risc per l’augment del lloguer
– Catalunya al Dia, Catalunya Ràdio (5/02/2020)

Discussion organised by Entreacte and Recomana with the participation of Daniel Granados (Cultural Rights Delegate for Barcelona City Council), Semolina Tomic (director of Antic Teatre), Marina Marcos (Els Pirates Teatre), and Juan Carlos Olivares (critic).
– Entreacte y Recomana.cat (4/2/2020)

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/linformatiu/informatiu-03022020/5500999/
– TVE (03/02/2020, a partir del min. 12:55)

Semolina Tomic: “España todavía es un país fascista”
– El Nacional (2/02/2020)

L’Antic Teatre podria tancar per una pujada de lloguer que quadruplica l’actual
– betevé (26/01/2020)

L’Antic Teatre, en perill per una pujada brutal del lloguer
– Time Out (24/01/2020)

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Contact: Verónica Navas Ramírez – Comunicación Antic Teatre
comunicacio@anticteatre.com / +34 93 315 23 54
From February 3 to 12, contact Ona Sallas i Batlle | anticteatre@anticteatre.com

 

Comunicat de EL COL·LECTIU DE COMPANYIES en suport al projecte de l’Antic Teatre, 11/02/20:

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