Make a Move

GTF in Europe!

In September 2018 GTF embarked on ‘Make a Move’, an exciting 2-year project that will see Galway-based artists and audiences meet, share skills with, and experience the work of other artists from around Europe.

The ‘Make a Move’ project brings together a core group of European-based artists (including one artist from Galway) who work in the field of physical and movement-based theatre.  Over the course of 2019 these artists will participate in 3 artistic labs in Galway, Rijeka (Croatia), and Targu Mures (Romania), learning new skills in digital technologies, site-specific theatre, audience development, and the business of independent theatre.  They will share their practices, experiment with ideas, and have the opportunity to co-create and develop new theatre projects together. And in each lab, this core group of artists will be joined by a further 10 local artists, creating strong European connections, and developing the skills of the local theatre community.

Join us to celebrate the start of GTF’s European adventure at the official Galway launch of the project, and discover the artists who will participate on behalf of Galway in ‘Make a Move’!  All will be revealed on Wednesday, March 27th, at 4.30pm in the O’Donoghue Centre, NUI Galway!

The GTF team is already working hard on designing and organizing the Galway Lab, which will run from April 25th - May 4th 2019.  The lab will bring the 20 artists together in Galway City and out on Inis Oirr, to learn about how independent theatre-makers can use digital technologies in their practice, in how they engage with and develop their audiences, and in how they market and promote their work.

The lab will culminate with an invited scratch showing and discussion with the artists Friday May 3rd in the O’Donoghue Centre, NUIG - for your exclusive invitation e-mail

The ‘Make a Move’ project is co-funded under the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, and co-funded by Galway 2020, the Arts Council and Galway City Council.  It is led by Creative Laboratory for Contemporary Theatre KRILA (Croatia).

For more information see the project website:

Follow the project artists on: Facebook: @Makeamoveproject, Instagram: make_a_move_project

Partner organisations:

Creative Laboratory of Contemporary Theatre KRILA

Institute of Arts Barcelona

Galway Theatre Festival

University of Arts Targu-Mures

Associate partners:

ACTS – laboratory for performance practices

Platform 88

Workinglifebalance Ltd.

ToTum TeaTre

Poulpe Electrique



EACEA – Creative Europe

Arts Council Ireland

Galway 2020 - European Capital of Culture

Rijeka2020 – European Capital of Culture

Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union