Excavate is part of several networks, both regionally and internationally, that look to develop and investigate community and participatory arts. We have been contributors, as part of the East Midlands Participatory Arts Forum, to the International Community Arts Festival in both 2011 and 2014 and currently have a bid in to Creative Europe to develop a project with a number of organisations – the Rotterdams Wijktheater (who organise the festival), House of Stories, SKVR and Das Letzte Kleinod. We are increasingly developing links with other theatre companies that create heritage, site specific and community based theatre, both in the U.K and abroad. And we are developing research links with universities and academics across the world.
If you are interested in developing a closer link with the company, if you are interested in joining in this conversation, or if you are interested in being an associate artist with the company, then please get in touch. We are looking to run a symposium at some point in the future that will bring practitioners from across the world to Nottingham, and in the meantime are always interested in sharing knowledge of the work that we do.