Creative European ARCHives as innovative cultural hubs is a project, financed by UE, developed by Banco di Napoli Foundation as the leader of a partnership composed of Icarus Hrvatska, University of the Peloponnese, Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg.

Archives enshrine records and stories that transmit a rich heritage of popular traditions and habits that are part of our European culture. CREARCH will transmit them through a creative storytelling based on visual, digital and transmedia performances, where the public will learn how European citizens developed exchanges, built shared values and created a common heritage as a consequence of migrations, trade relations and travels across borders. In an era where migrations to Europe and contacts between people are frequent, EU citizens and migrants will discover together, learn from past experiences and understand how our culture, traditions and heritage have been shaped during centuries of contacts between Europeans and between Europeans and non-Europeans.


CREARCH will implement a comprehensive strategy of audience development for European historical archives that includes

-           An audience development plan finalized to reach out the non-public

-           Staff training programme in audience development

-           A mobile app to involve the public through a treasure hunt

-           A programme of transmedia cultural performances

Expected results

-         Increased skills for the staff of archives

-         Cultural offer of archives more accessible to the non-public

-         Increased digitization through a mobile app and transmedia artistic performances

-         Make archives hubs of creative and cultural creation, community interaction and social integration

-         Reinforced cultural exchange between migrants and EU citizens


Main deliverables

-           1 training handbook

-           4 pilot courses in audience development

-           1 audience development plan

-           1 Mobile app

-           Cultural programme and transmedia artistic performances

-           4 artists-in-residence