Order HERE the complete guide to street art in Europe...
A veritable handbook for those who want to know more about European Street Performing Arts or who needs to find new channels to spread their activities in the international context.
To OPEN the city gates to street arts means to bring out the value of open air spaces assigned to social life, to enforce the cohesion inside communities, to improve the local tourist activity, to create new routes for exchange and integration between European countries.
The creation of a international debate, the comparisons between
normative and laws, different urban patterns and policies for development
and support of street arts, will drive to a new consciousness and
will produce new stimulus in administrators and art operators. This
route could not be undertaken on a simple regional or local level.
Our country, now, is Europe!
CREATIVE EUROPE results 2016
50% of funded projects is in the field of Performing Arts
The results of the call EACEA 29/2015 on European Cooperation Projects were published. On a total of 529 projects, submitted by 36 countries participating in the program, 66 of them, between Small and Large Scale, were financed. 50% of them are in the field of Performing Arts !!!
Regarding the Small Scale, 51 projects (24 on Performing Arts) were selected out of 404 submitted by 36 countries, for a total of 9,847,360.77 Euros: France is leader in 10 selected projects, followed by UK (7) and Italy (6). Italy is leader in presence, having 31 partners in the selected projects, followed by France (28) and UK (20).
Regarding the Large Scale, 15 projects (8 on Performing Arts) were selected out of 125 submitted by 24 countries, for a total of 27.291.922,27 Euros: France is leader in 4 selected projects, followed by Germany (3) and Italy (2). France and Belgium are present with 17 partners each in selected projects, followed by Germany (14) and Italy (11).
The results of the 2016 call on Cooperation Projects demonstrate an increasingly competitive environment and a clear detachment of four nations - France, Italy, United Kingdom and Germany - which are characterized by a good representation among the selected projects, compared with other European countries, that indeed act on more modest numbers. A reflection must also be done about the proportion between the number of countries that have sent a project and the number of countries that in this last call has received a co-financing, which clearly results uneven in its distribution: for the Small-scale, 17 participating nations on 36 have received a grant; for Large-scale, only 9 of 24 nations have their projects selected.
The call for cooperation is an undoubted opportunity for all operators in the European cultural and creative sector, and includes projects based on networking activity, with a balanced and equitable international partnership. Also, eligible projects may not, by their very nature, support national activities, but must provide for cooperation activities focused on transnational mobility, audience development, capacity building, digitizing, creation of new patterns of cultural business, education and training.
The next call on the European Cooperation Projects will be published in July 2016.
The European Culture Forum
19-20 April 2016, Flagey, Brussels
The European Culture Forum is a biennial flagship event organised by the European Commission, aimed at raising the profile of European cultural cooperation, uniting the sector's key players, taking stock the European Agenda for Culture's implementation, and sparking debate on EU culture policy and initiatives.
The event, also a major networking opportunity, will highlight culture's role in breeding talent and creativity. The Forum will reflect on culture's contribution to the new Commission's priorities such as innovation, jobs and growth; the digital single market; social cohesion and intercultural dialogue; and Europe's position on the global scene.
This year's Forum will consist of two full days of debates, including larger plenary sessions focusing on the main aims of the European Agenda for Culture, as well as smaller, technical sessions on the work of the EU.
Plenary sessions will be launched by thought-provoking inspirational speeches, followed by moderated panel debates bringing in experiences, views and questions from the audience.
DON'T MISS IT !
FAREWELL FABRICE !
Fabrice Froger, Open Street administrator, left us.
There are persons who live own work and passions with the aim to fulfill themselves.
Then, there are persons who find own self-accomplishment in directing own work towards the others, in sharing own passions, in constructing bridges between cultures, in defending art and its surprising diversity.
Fabrice belonged to this second category.
And now, in the moment when he passed away, we want to remember him in this way.
We are sure that we have lost an irreplaceable human patrimony, and also, a dear friend.
Farewell Fabrice, your work and your humanity will be forever a source of inspiration for all of us.
Alessio Michelotti, Aleksandar Caric, Roberto Leopardi,
OPEN STREET aisbl
Open Street Showcase: the results of selection
The members of the Open Street International Academy has concluded the examination of all proposals received by artists: over220 application received by artists and companies from 21 countries. Basing on results, at the moment the management is engaged in putting together the whole program of showcase. It is necessary, in this phase, to receive confirmation of attendance by all 50 participants selected to be part of the Official Program.Once all confirmations received, in few days it will be possible to issue the final and definitive program.
The results of selection are visible in two ways: from this home page it is possible to click on "Open Street Tube" here on the left. All participants can also enter in own registered area and see the position achieved by own show.
The Open Street managment thanks so much all artists and company for participation.
The first phase of Open Street Showcase is a big success already!
The submission of applications to the Open Street Showcase is over. We are really glad for the big participation and attention received. Open Street has today 950 profiles, of which 213 are new members, 228 applications for the showcase, and 26 participating countries. We are really satisfied for the results achieved up to now!
The commission has already started to vote all videos. Those who are in contest can follow the scoring of own show on Open Street Tube, where videos appears in order of interest. If you want to check your score deeply, you can log in your profile and in the section “your showcase” you will find the updated score, ranking achieved and how many companies or artists will be select as guest in your category.
We want remind to all company and artists, including who has not been able to apply in time, that it is highly recommended to attend to showcase by renting a fair stand. We have set up an appropriate fair space, in the very city centre, so everybody can show own promo stuffs to an exclusive public of art directors, promoters, festival organizers and agencies.