Crossing the Line is a collaboration project, funded through Creative Europe, led by three European companies who are all leaders in making and touring performance work created with learning disabled artists. The partners are Moomsteatern in Malmo, Sweden, Compagnie de l’Oiseau Mouche in Roubaix, France and Mind the Gap in Bradford, UK. The partners share a focus on making work that is artistically led, high quality and exciting for audience members with and without disabilities.
There are very few opportunities for artists with a learning disability to work outside the borders of the countries where they live. The purpose of Crossing the Line was to address this gap – finding new ways of working so that more learning disabled artists can collaborate and experience working with companies in different countries.
This report covers activity that took place between November 2014 and March 2017. It explains how successful the partners felt the project was in achieving what we set out to do in our application to the main funder, Creative Europe. The aim is that the work Crossing the Line started will continue into the future, involving more companies and artists.