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In order to guarantee the future of opera and ballet, the next generation of artists needs to be supported as advocated by Rolf Liebermann. In times of diminishing public funding, FEDORA has thus established under the presidency of Jérôme-François Zieseniss two prizes that are awarded to promising teams of co-producing partners and artists who collaborate on the creation of new opera or ballet co-productions.

Thanks to the fedora
platform you can now

  • Support innovation and creativity to move the art forms of opera and ballet forward

  • Be inspired by artistic creativity

  • Experience the behind the scenes

  • Meet artists

  • Discover the ecosystem of cultural organisations

  • Support emerging talent to reach the stage

Vision and mission

  • The FEDORA Platform showcases and supports excellence and renewal in the field of opera and ballet.

  • The Platform provides visibility and funding to innovative co-productions created by emerging artists.

  • Alongside nurturing European innovation and creativity, FEDORA’s mission is to increase Opera and Ballet’s accessibility and reach out to a wider audience.

Our values

Innovation

Excellence

International collaboration and mobility

Creativity

Project plan

  • Year 1

    2017

    — 2018

    The FEDORA Platform

    Set-up of the FEDORA Platform making innovative opera and ballet projects of excellence more visible and accessible to the general public, and to promote the involvement and interaction with younger audiences through an online voting and donating system.

  • Year 2

    2018

    — 2019

    Education Prize

    Launch of a FEDORA Education Prize awarding innovative opera and ballet education projects encouraging social integration and intercultural dialogue.

  • Year 3

    2019

    — 2020

    Digital Prize

    Launch of a FEDORA Digital Prize together with a Platform App enabling mobile donations and increased interactions with a larger audience.

  • Year 4

    2020

    — 2021

    European Tax Benefits

    Launch of an online transnational tax-deductible giving system in collaboration with Transnational Giving Europe to benefit the cultural sector in Europe.

Impact and statistics

Over a four-year period, this European initiative will lead the way in advocating new funding models for the performing arts, by creating a sustainable eco-system between the cultural and economic sector and by setting up the structural, social, and economic conditions necessary to guarantee the future of the cultural heritage of opera and ballet in Europe.

The European Platform will build on the FEDORA association’s current efforts to renew and nurture the art forms of opera and ballet on an artistic and economic level. This will involve during the first year 19 Platform Members in 13 countries, with the potential to grow over time (FEDORA’s existing network consists of 80 cultural organizations in 20 countries) and will be reaching out via a major pan-European on- and offline communication and branding campaign to reach out to approx. 4 million people.

  • 10

    Innovative Opera and
    Ballet Projects

  • 15

    Countries

  • 200

    Performances

  • 64

    Cultural institutions
    co-producing

  • Attended by over

    100,000

    young people

  • €1M

    Contributed to new creations

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