Project Leader: Stichting WORM, The Netherlands
Kvaka 22, Serbia
Maximum grant awarded: 72.215 €
The initiators – Dabadaba / San Sebastian (ES), VK / Brussels (BE), Kvaka22 / Belgrade (RS) and WORM / Rotterdam (NL) – exchange experience with each other and together with a number of alliance partners, develop new strategies and investigate the opportunities for the economic sustainability of the pop venue as an Experimental Community Space. The experimental, small-scale power of the small venues is used for heterogeneous programming with local culturally diverse communities. In this way, a contribution is made to the development of new forms of (live) music, new relationships with new audiences and metropolitan coherence. The project consists of four work conferences, the production of a tool kit for small stages and governments and the production of a video documentary. The project is made sustainable by a follow-up request at Creative Europe.
Project Leader: Szubjektív Értékek Alapítvány, Hungary
Kvaka 22, Serbia
Channel Zero, Slovenia
Maximum grant awarded: 78.806 €
EEnlarge Project connects 6 countries’ small venues and music professional organisations to boost up the small live venue scene in Eastern Europe. The spine of the 18-month project will be five events with interactive conferences and workshops. Each event will take place in different cities within the partnership, hence best practices can be seen in practice. The website of the project will have an important role with the internal communication channel, a knowledge base, and information base and database. Also as part of the project there will be a big survey and pilot programmes, to put theories into practice.
Project Leader: Association pour le Festival International D’Art Lyrique et l’Academieeuropeenne de Musique D’Aix-en-Provence, France
Stichting Nationale Opera & Ballet, Netherlands
Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal
Teatr Wielki Opera Narodow, Poland
Foundation Operosa, Serbia
Palau de les Arts, Fundacio de la Comunitat Valenciana, Spain
Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding im Prinzregententheater, Germany
Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Belgium
Ville de Luxembourg, Netherlands
Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Belgium
Snape Maltings, United Kingdom
Maximum grant awarded: 2.000.000 €
The “Empowering Opera: breaking boundaries for institutions and artists” project is a new initiative from the enoa (European Network of Opera Academies) which brings together twelve partners from some of the biggest opera institutions in Europe. After ten years of international cooperation in training and creation, the members of ENOA now believe that the future of opera in Europe depends on the sector being open to a greater diversity of artists as well as being open to exploring innovative operas telling inclusive stories that reflect the world today. The Empowering Opera project is designed to give the greatest possible diversity of artists the chance to be part of the opera world and flourish professionally.
It aims to inspire, support and showcase innovative opera projects which tell new stories that reflect contemporary societies. Its implementation also intends to remove artistic and financial barriers as well as subconscious bias that hinder the appearance of new artistic expressions in all areas of the opera sector, from training and artist recruitment to opera production and programme. It has four complementary and interdependent aspects: a European empowerment and diversification scheme for opera creators and performers, a European think tank for innovative and inclusive opera projects, a new opera commission, production and programme model plus a pilot training programme about equality and diversity issues for figures in the sector. The Empowering Opera project is using these aspects to boost diversity and numbers of artistic expressions throughout the European opera sector and completely transform its practices and working methods.
Project leader: DIEHL+RITTER GUG (Haftungsbeschrankt), Germany
Stuk Kunstencentrum, Belgium
Ariona Hellas, Greece
Consorci mercat de les flors/centre de les arts de moviment, Spain
Station – Service for Contemporary Dance, Serbia
Compagnie Jus de la Vie, Sweden
Kumquat Productions, France
Stichting Holland Dance Festival, Netherlands
Sadler’s Wells Trust limited, United Kingdom
Umetnisko društvo nomad dance academy, Slovenia
Maximum grant awarded: 2.000.000 €
Dance On, Pass On, Dream On is a cooperation between 11 European dance institutions to address structural ageism and the fragility of intangible heritage in the dance sector. During its 1st phase, from 2016 – 2019, the project put forward a European strategy for a sustainable dance praxis valuing age and embodied knowledge on stage and in society. Building on this strategy, the 2nd phase of DOPODO will expand its scope and geographical reach in all three project strands: Dance On envisions a Europe of ageless movement, where older dancers are valued for their experience and charisma. More than 200 exceptional professional dancers between 40 and 80 will be offered employment opportunities to produce 24 new dance works created in transnational co-operation. They will result in 395 performances in 18 countries, including at 11 international festivals.
The Dance On Ensemble will set an example as a best practice approach to a European touring dance company for older dancers. Pass On imagines a Europe that cherishes its dance heritage and preserves it as a source of inspiration for future generations. 9 intergenerational productions and 25 masterclasses for over 620 dance students recognise the important role of older dancers as carriers of embodied knowledge. 3 digital dance archives and 12 digitisation workshops for researchers and industry professionals, plus 4 co-operations with European museums, will make Europe’s neglected dance heritage more visible. Dream On builds a Europe where everybody matters, where dancing and creative activities are a natural part of growing older. 10 participatory dance projects in 8 countries will invite over 2.200 older people to collaborate with dancers and artists. 8 peer learning activities will develop the sector’s capacity for providing meaningful experiences for older people, improving happiness and wellbeing. Documentations of local projects will result in 3 short films that will bring the work to a wider European audience.