How it works
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 three prizes that are awarded to promising teams who collaborate on the creation of new opera or ballet co-productions, and on the involvement and education of new and young audiences.
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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 that are still in the making, and education programmes.
Alongside nurturing European innovation and creativity, FEDORA ’s mission is to increase opera and ballet’s accessibility and reach out to a wider audience by harnessing the digital shift.
International collaboration and mobility
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.
Launch of a FEDORA Education Prize awarding innovative opera and ballet education projects encouraging social integration and intercultural dialogue.
Launch of a FEDORA Digital Prize together with a Platform App enabling mobile donations and increased interactions with a larger audience.
European Onling Giving App
Launch of an online transnational giving system in collaboration with Transnational Giving Europe that will allow simplified online cross-border donations and facilitate philanthropy across 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 26 Platform Members in 14 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.
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