The musician Marc Lloret is the new artistic director of Mercat Musica Viva de Vic (MMVV). Marc Lloret has two musical advisers: Maria Lladó, music coordinator of Institut Ramon Llull, and Oriol Roca, music and co-director of Fourni, a management company. Vic's City Council and the Catalan Government has agreed this new artistic direction team.
Marc Lloret is co-director of PopArb music Festival, in Arbúcies (Catalunya), and is musician and Keyboard player of Mishima, a pop-rock group. From 2006 to 2009, he has worked in the management and production company Produccions Contrabaix. He has also coordinated the guide of Catalan Sounds, published by Institut Ramon Llull.
INVITATION : 23 MARS 2011 à 10h
SECRÉTARIAT ACP, av Georges Henri, 451, B1200 BRUXELLES
First call for proposals : March 1 st to June 30th 2011
Ø Enhancement of the creation and production of cultural goods and services in the ACP States in an interregional ACP context.
Ø Support for better access to local, regional, intra-ACP, European and international markets for ACP cultural goods and services.
Ø Strengthening of the capacities of cultural stakeholders, operators and entrepreneurs in the ACP States.
Ø Special attention will be given to actions whose partnership includes the Caribbean and/or Pacific regions due to their special geographical situation.
Ø Intra-ACP cooperation is in essence geographical and occurs at supra-regional level
Ø Emphasis is placed on support of South-South cooperation
Ø Proposed actions must take account of the economic and social dimension of culture
Ø Priority will be given to actions with real relevance for ACP final beneficiaries.
Applicant and partners
Non-governmental organisations (NGO) or private s ector bodies excepting public televisions in one case, nationals of one of the eligible ACP States, a European Union applicant or EEA Member State, whose bylaws are registered from at least two years.
Actions must take place in one or several eligible countries :
Ø 3 geographical areas (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific).
Ø 6 ACP regions.
Ø 27 member states of the European Union and 78 eligible ACP States .
Ø Final beneficiaries must be in ACP countries.
Cuba , South Africa and Overseas countries and territories (OCTs) are under special rules.
Ø At least three (3) partners, including the applicant, from two ACP states
Ø When partnership involves African countries only, partners must come from two (2) African regions
Ø The number of ACP partners must be higher
100.000 to 500.000 Euros (up to 800.000 Euro for cinema/audiovisual distribution/promotion), may not exceed 80% of the eligible budget
Sectors or themes
Lot 1: ACP Films II. Cinema/Audiovisual (7 Million Euros)
• Documentaries, TV series and films, animation films, full length films, radio programmes, etc .
• Distribution and dissemination of ACP works, support for programming of ACP works, broadcasters, networking of professionals, digital dissemination and exploitation, radio programming.
Ø Training/Professional development
• Developing capacities in cinema, audiovisual and radio activities so as to build the professionalism of these sectors in the intra-ACP area through initial or continuing training and training of trainers.
Lot 2: ACP Cultures II. All cultural sectors other than cinema and audiovisual (5 million Euros)
• Theatre, music, dance, written and oral literature, books and publishing, the plastic and visual arts, photography, applied arts, performing arts, development of the material and immaterial heritage, architecture, design, fashion, artisan/crafts activities, cultural tourism, etc.
Ø Branches of activity related to the creation, production and distribution
• Encouraging ACP cultural operators to cooperate and work at trans-national level, to develop common cultural activities and to foster the emergence of an ‘industrial fabric’ of ACP cultures.
Ø Branches of activity related to training and professional development
• Developing capacities in artistic and cultural occupations so as to improve the professionalism of the cultural sector in the intra-ACP area through ongoing training and the training of trainers.
Next information Sessions : May 4th 2011 at 10 h
Thursday 17 - Sunday 20 November 2011, Melbourne Australia
Over the last three years the Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) has established itself as a major international music industry event pioneering new networks and creating opportunities for musicians world wide by engaging with industry representatives from around the globe.
Over 400 high profile local and international music representatives from some of the world’s leading festivals, record labels, booking agencies and arts organisations will be making their way once again to Melbourne in November for the fourth installment of AWME.
Interested artists are invited to apply before 29 April 2011.
The “Talent 2008” project has received the UNESCO title "Young artist for intercultural dialogue Between the Arab and Western worlds." The title is an honor to young artists for their efforts to promote dialogue between Arab and Western culture.
The Talent project is a collaboration between The Førde Festival and the Concerts Norway with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project has been held every year since 1995. Each year, three musicians aged 18-25 from three countries (one of them is Norway) meet and live close to each other a week during the Førde Festival and create music together under the guidance of two artistic leaders. The year after, they meet again in one of the participating countries.
"It is a great pleasure for us that the Talent project from 2008 have been chosen out of getting such an important honor. This hits the core of our project! That is exactly what we want with it; to create meeting places across national and cultural borders", says the Førde festival’s artistic director, Hilde Bjørkum and Concerts Norway’s project leader Anne Moberg.
In the motivation for the price, Unesco says that the Talent 2008 is an innovative project and an example of excellent work to increase public understanding and cultural exchange through music: "This distinction honors your outstanding endeavour's to further mutual understanding and cultural exchange through music, as demonstrated by your innovative project."
In 2008, the participants in the Talent project came from Egypt, Palestine and Norway. The young musicians met both at the Førde Festival and the following year in Egypt.
A great honor
One of the young musicians from Norway, singer Ingebjørg Harman Bratland is excited over the prize:
" This is a great honor! It's quite a title we can adorn ourselves with! We had a fantastic, successful cooperation with young people from Palestine and Egypt. I have many fond memories of this cooperation. I even have one of the songs we recorded in Cairo out on myspace my page, and it has about 20 000 playback! This suggests that other think our cooperation is successful", says Bratland.
The UNESCO title will be awarded at the Unesco headquarters in Paris on April 13, 2011