70 artists based in countries across Europe researched through dates, produced and toured within the SEAS framework. All of them work with contemporary art (theatre, music, dance, performance, visual arts) and often in a crossdisciplinary manner. Local artists based in the places of the events were invited to be a part of the local programme of specific events.
The project was initiated and driven by Intercult (SE) in collaboration with its 7 main partners (the co-organisers) KIT (DK), Sfumato Theatre Laboratory (BG), Arts Council England (UK), Hotel Proforma (DK), Tromso Kommune (NO), BADco (HR) and Treaty of Utrecht Cultural Programme (NL). The coorganisers were a combination of artistic organisations, independent producers, a municipality and a funder. Intercult recruited staff to create the SEAS management based in Stockholm.
The project was funded the European Union Culture Programme and by Intercult (SE) and its 7 main partners (the coorganisers). Each SEAS event and artistic production was realized thanks to support by a mix of of funders active on the European, national, regional and local level. See each event or production for details.
Each SEAS event demanded its own production organisation managed by the local host. The programme of an event was developed and realized in partnership with venues (local cafés, bars, a flea market, a brewery etc) including cultural organisations (theatres, museums, art galleries, clubs etc) and other partner organisations engaged in arts, urban development etc. The DATES were commonly set up through partnerships as they too depended on local knowledge and contacts to be successful.
In the beginning of SEAS a group of experts were engaged to give feedback and support to the co-organisers as well as the artists.
One of the goals of SEAS was to create an international Tech team. The aim was to raise the knowledge on transdisciplinary works and technical needs for the kind of works that SEAS presented.