Impressions of the Funding Programmes Announcement Event in Prague

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24 June 2022

Prague / Czech Republic

Award Night Ceremony

It was an honour to celebrate the 2022 FEDORA Prizes Shortlist
and Next Stage Grants Recipients announcement, together with
Opera Europa in Prague where we were generously hosted by
the Prague State Opera and the Bohemian Heritage Fund.

Jérôme François Zieseniss
President of FEDORA

On the occasion of Opera Europa’s Spring Conference in Prague, we were happy to announce this year's selected projects for our two Funding Programmes. This event gathered representatives of opera houses from all around Europe, around inspiring projects fostering sustainable innovation and cutting-edge creativity.

Special Guests

The ceremony started with opening addresses by FEDORA's President, Jérôme-François Zieseniss, Opera Europa's Director, Nicholas Payne, and the Head of Unit Creative Europe - Culture at the European Commission, Barbara Gessler. We were also honoured to welcome Pavel Smutný, President of the Bohemian Heritage Fund who co-hosted the reception following the ceremony. 

Next Stage Grants - Recipients 2022

On this occasion, we were also proud to announce the recipients of the first edition of the Next Stage Grants. The jury, represented by its Chair, Opera Europa's Director, Nicholas Payne, and Jury Member Valentina Bressan, Consultant in the strategy of sustainable ecological transition for operas, announced five transformative projects involving 13 cultural organisations in 9 countries in Europe. Projects' representatives received the Next Stage Grants trophies and shared insights about the future impact of their initiatives. Discover the recipients here

FEDORA Prizes Biennale - Shortlist 2022

Our Treasurer, Carl de Poncins announced 38 shortlisted projects for the FEDORA Prizes Biennale, originating from 29 countries and involving 124 cultural organisations and partners. We are grateful to Nicholas Payne for his great commitment over the past decade as Chair of the Opera and Dance Jury. We are happy to welcome Birgitta Svendén, General and Artistic Director of the Royal Swedish Opera as Chair of the Opera Prize Jury, and Ingrid Lorentzen, Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Ballet as Chair of the Dance Prize Jury. Discover the shortlist here.




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