The call for the internazionalization of music and art projects from Bologna has come to an end. Out of 32 applications received, 12 projects have been selected to support musicians, artists and operators to go on stage at the international level, through their participation in festivals, tours, exchanges, cooperation activities with various cultural organizations.
From the Music Conservatory “G.B. Martini”, starting an interesting educational programme with Sevilla (another Creative City of Music), to the Bernstein School of Musical Theater, developing musicals and master classes for Chinese students at the Chengdu Normal University, from ERT – Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (Theater Foundation of Emilia Romagna Region), staging the play “Marat/Sade” by the theatre company Arte e Salute (Art and Health) at the “L’Altre Festival” in Barcelona, to the cultural company Shape, exporting the roBOt Festival to Buenos Aires. From Antoniano, on tour in Shanghai in the last days of the year with its Piccolo Coro (Little Choir of Antoniano), to the Gruppo Ocarinistico Budriese, promoting the creative potential of ocarinas in Costarica and Nicaragua.
The applications for funding have been evaluated on the ground of the project quality, in terms of creativity, competence and innovation; of technical feasibility and economic sustainability; of its relevance as regards the existing international relationships of the city of Bologna; of the presence of other subjects involved as partners and of the financial support given by the hosting organization; of its adequacy in supporting the good reputation of Bologna as a Creative City.
“Musicians and artists are our city ambassadors around the world – says Matteo Lepore, Deputy Mayor in charge of Economic Development and City Promotion. The programme of appreciation of Bologna as UNESCO City of Music, within a wider framework of international cooperation where many occasions of exchange and joint promotion of the cities are created, is aimed at promoting the music and art production from Bologna, supporting creativity and innovation of this sector”.
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