Fedora Prizes

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FEDORA offers a platform for innovation, creativity and experimentation.
The FEDORA Prizes Competition matches cutting-edge innovative projects with international funding opportunities enabling the unexpected to reach the stage.

Competition Cycle

October 5th -
December 4th, 2020
Application Phase

December 2020
Pre-selection
by IMZ, Opera Europa
and RESEO

February 1st -
February 26th, 2021
Voting phase

As of April 1st, 2020
Nominees
Fundraising Campaigns

June 2021
FEDORA Prizes
Award Ceremony

Today, your involvement can make a difference in guaranteeing the future of opera and ballet. Discover innovative opera and ballet projects and support the next generation of talented artists!

The Fedora Prizes

FEDORA has established four Prizes: the FEDORA Opera Prize, the FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet, the FEDORA Education Prize and the FEDORA Digital Prize.
These Prizes are awarded to promising artists and teams of co-producing cultural institutions who collaborate on the creation of new opera or ballet productions to reach out to new and wider audiences.
These prizes lead the way in celebrating new talents and ideas in opera and ballet which will shape the future of these art forms.

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GENERALI

Opera Prize

€75,000

The FEDORA GENERALI Opera Prize awards productions that reimagine opera for the 21st century:
  • Encourages the rethinking of how operas are created, produced, and delivered
  • Nurtures innovation and creativity of opera by supporting new experimental opera creations created by promising teams of emerging artists with the ambition to reach international audiences
  • Collaborating with Opera Europa and independent jury expert panel to guarantee a professional evaluation and selection process

With the support of

Generali, one of the world’s leading insurers with almost 200 years of history and present in over 60 countries in the world, is actively engaged in promoting initiatives to preserve and champion culture and artistic heritage. Culture also covers music, which Generali supports through active partnerships with organizations like FEDORA, awarding new opera creations of excellence and supporting young talents. Generali’s aim is to support talented artists working to preserve, transmit musical heritage, and further develop their creativity.
Philippe Donnet, CEO of Generali Group, commented: “Generali is actively engaged in promoting initiatives which not only preserve and champion culture and musical heritage but also support creativity, talent and innovation. Generali considers this “a way of life” – a consistent reality that shifts and transforms countries, businesses and the entire community. We are proud to support the partnership with FEDORA – encouraging a new generation of talented artists so as to guarantee the future of the opera in Europe, nurturing new productions and sharing this heritage with the community.”

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Van Cleef & Arpels

Prize for Ballet

€50,000

The FEDORA VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet awards productions that reimagine dance for the 21st century:
  • Encourages the rethinking of how ballets are created, produced, and delivered
  • Nurtures innovation and creativity of dance by supporting new experimental dance creations created by promising teams of emerging artists with the ambition to reach international audiences
  • Collaborating with Opera Europa and independent jury expert panel to guarantee a professional evaluation and selection process

With the support of

Founded in 1906 at Paris’ Place Vendôme, the High Jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels has remained faithful to a highly distinctive style characterized by creativity, enchantment, artistic sensibility and poetry. Its collections have notably been influenced by dance, with the emblematic ballerina clips born in the 1940s. This inter-disciplinary dialogue was reinforced by a decisive encounter with George Balanchine. In 1967 in New York, the well-known choreographer presented the ballet Jewels, inspired by the emeralds, rubies and diamonds he had admired in Van Cleef & Arpels’ Fifth Avenue boutique. Today, these cultural affinities endure in new collaborations between the Maison and the world of dance. The FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet symbolizes the Maison’s constant commitment to creativity and bears witness to its support for choreographic art, by encouraging new talents.

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Education Prize

€50,000

The FEDORA Education Prize is awarded to innovative projects encouraging the involvement of new and wider audiences while fostering social integration amongst the participants:
  • Supports innovative educational opera and ballet projects targeting new audiences.
  • Advocates new access to opera and ballet while encouraging the involvement of local communities and underprivileged audiences to boost social emotional learning, mutual understanding and respect in today’s society.
  • Collaborating with RESEO and independent jury expert panel to guarantee a professional evaluation and selection process

With the support of

A private foundation

Fedora

Digital Prize

€50,000

The FEDORA Digital Prize advocates new ways of artistic expression and access to opera and ballet through digital innovation:
  • Encourages artistic innovation in opera and ballet through digital experimentation
  • Advocates new ways of interactions with audiences through digital tools and performance
  • Promotes interactions across different media and stimulates new collaborative approaches through digital innovation
  • Triggers interdisciplinary dialogue and the sharing of best practice between sectors
  • Collaborating with IMZ International Music + Media Centre and independent jury expert panel to guarantee a professional evaluation and selection process

With the support of

Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with offices in more than 40 countries. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors to the world’s foremost organizations. Kearney is a partner-owned firm, committed to helping clients achieve immediate impact and growing advantage on their most mission-critical issues.

We believe that digital innovation should be harnessed as a driver of excellence and creativity. Through our partnership with FEDORA, we accompany new generations of artists in the development of ideas and encourage interdisciplinary approaches to unleash the potential of digital innovation in the fields of opera and ballet.

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