ConnectUp sets in place an international cultural initiative for the target group 12+ in order to counteract the process of increasing social and cultural division across Europe. To achieve the aim of cultural inclusion it is essential to provide opportunities for young people to actively engage with different nationalities, cultures and social groups and to remain open to other people and life experiences.

The University of Agder (Faculty of Fine Arts) is an internationally oriented university in Norway aiming to be on the cutting edge of innovation, education and research.

ConnectUp is a larger scale cooperation project under the EU Culture Funding Stream Creative Europe for the four-year-period 12/2019 till 11/2023

Diversity, Artistic Variety, Participation, Theater Mediation


Białystok Teatr Lalek, Poland
Derby Theatre, UK
Divadlo Alfa, Czech Republic
Dschungel Wien, Austria
Ich bin O.K., Austria
K.D. Pinklec, Croatia,
Landesbühnen Sachsen, Germany
LGL - Lutkovno gledališče, Slovenia
Teatro Elsinor, Italy
Teatro O Bando, Portugal
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, UK

The Norwegian Assitej Festival, Norway
FITEI, Portugal
Puppet-No-Puppet, Poland
Departure Lounge, UK
Skupova, Czech Republic
Segnali, Italy
Assitej Croatia, Croatia
Lutke, Slovenia