In August 2015, a residency for young artists aiming to improve their professional skills and to develop performances was held in Cologne in the framework of the R2E project.
The German pilot residency in the Routes to Employment project (R2E) was held in the context of 24Hz Festival for Urban Media Art. There, training activities were offered where the approach to the technical, specialised skills was embedded in a flexible non-formal setting aimed at

  • enhancing the understanding of contemporary artistic culture as a field of organic and interconnected disciplines, skills, sensitivity
  • investigating the relationship between contemporary arts and public sphere, and the artists’ role within community based projects and socially engaged artistic practices
  • stimulating critical thinking and arousing awareness on personal responsibility towards oneself and the others when defining and pursuing one’s objectives.

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ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V. (RRCGN)

ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V. (RRCGN) is a non-profit association that promotes cultural and social diversity in arts and media, strengthening of diversity conscious youth work as well as promotion of international exchanges and international youth mobility.