Highlights General Assembly 2022

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15 December 2022

FEDORA's Activities

"We wish to thank you all for your trust and commitment to FEDORA's mission to nurture innovation in the field of opera and dance in Europe. This year, we were happy to extend our support to the next generation of talent by enabling them to innovate, not only on, but also behind and beyond the stage."

Jérôme-François Zieseniss
President of FEDORA


On 15 December 2022, FEDORA held its General Assembly online. Our members were welcomed by Jérôme-François Zieseniss, FEDORA's President, and Barbara Gessler, Head of the Unit Creative Europe of the European Commission.

FEDORA's past and planned activities and finances were presented by Edilia Gänz, FEDORA's Director, Jean-Yves Kaced, FEDORA's Secretary General, Director of the AROP - The Association of the Friends of the Paris National Opera and Director of Development & Philanthropy of the Paris National Opera, Carl de Poncins, FEDORA's Treasurer. The audit report was delivered by Ayman Fakiri, Audit Project Manager from Talenz Audit.  

Highlights of the General Assembly 

Board Members Election

The Assembly elected Stéphane Argyropoulos, Founder & President of The Silver Company, and Prof. Michaela Dickgießer, Head of Business Development at MRH Trowe AG Holding, as new Board Members of FEDORA. Congratulations and welcome on board!

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FEDORA Prizes Biennale

The FEDORA Prizes Biennale Winners will be announced during the Award Ceremony at the Palais Garnier in Paris and online, in collaboration with Vialma, on Friday, 10 February 2023, at 6.30pm CET.

In addition, the nominated projects will have the opportunity to gain further support through the Public Voting Phase. From 1 to 10 February 2023, audiences will be able to elect the project of their choice as recipient of the "Audience Award" on the FEDORA Platform. The project with the most votes will receive €10,000 co-funded by Creative Europe and a private donor.

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Next Stage Initiative

We were pleased to welcome the five representatives of this year's Next Stage Grant recipients to update us on their projects that are driving sustainable, inclusive, and digital transformation of the opera and dance sector on, behind and beyond stage.

The Next Stage Grant recipients that were announced in June 2022, are now coming to life. Next year, they will share their impact reports with our network.

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Guest Speakers

The General Assembly concluded with a presentation by Sandrine Couroyer, Individual Member of FEDORA, and Valérie Accary, co-funders of "Les MétamorFoses", the first collection of artworks created out of imperfect materials. By illustrating how artists upcycle imperfect materials, sourced from the finest manufacturers, "Les MétamorFoses" encourages the reflection on the worth of the imperfect and the value of artistic upcycling as a driver and enabler of societal change. 

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Special Thanks

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