Olivearte takes on the role of producer for the first time in its history with the production of L-Ikla t-Tajba (The Good Meal), as part of Valette 2018, European Capital of Culture. This show will be directed by renowned Romanian theatre practitioner Nona Ciobanu and will be performed on the Maltese island of Gozo in a spectacular outdoor location by the sea. The play will deal with themes of food, Mediterranean culture and Europe and will include a chef, who will cook during the performance for the audience and performance, a choir and a cast of 10.


Along with ongoing projects Creative Lenses and Escalator, Olivearte has engaged with three new clients over recent months. The first of these is Brocket Gallery in London, who, along with their gallery in Kennington, produce the largest contemporary print fair in the UK at the Woolwich Arsenal. This young and dynamic visual art initiative is looking to develop a business model that will sustain them into the future and Olivearte have been brought in to assist with this. The second engagement is with Zentralwerk in Dresden, a unique experiment in culture, living and working, located in a large and historic industrial site. Olivearte will help plan a sustainable future for the centre. And lastly Kulturfabrik, an important and well established independent cultural centre in Luxembourg, which is now moving into a new phase of development and planning, something that Olivearte will engage with. Click on the CURRENT heading above to read more about these interesting projects.


Olivearte is very pleased to announce that Birgitta Persson will join the company, as a co-Director with Paul Bogen and Sandy Fitzgerald, effective from 27 March, 2017. Birgitta brings a wealth of experience to Olivearte, having spent the last 13 years as Secretary General of Trans Europe Halles, a network of more than 90 cultural centres initiated by citizens and artists all over Europe. In addition, she has produced and promoted arts events and projects within all genres, both in her home country of Sweden and internationally. Since its founding in 2008, Olivearte has engaged with a wide range of clients, projects and initiatives across Europe and Birgitta will enhance its capability to deliver support to the cultural sector. In particular, Birgitta’s commitment to cross-border, cross-cultural exchange and development echos Olivearte’s, in this time of retrenchment for Europe and the World. In addition, Birgitta’s self-expression as a musician and sometimes shieldmaiden means Olivearte will be much more fun at parties!