Support sustainable innovation in opera and dance
Poznan Opera House - OPERA MATTERS - cc Poznan Opera House (1) © i
ATTRIBUTED GRANT - €20,000
Over the last 4 years, Poland went from the country people are leaving to the country migrants come to. We are facing an issue that countries of Western Europe have been struggling with for many years, and the need to integrate migrants into Polish society is more and more urgent. Russia's armed attack on Ukraine resulted in an avalanche of refugees from Ukraine. The organisation wishes to help people who have devoted their entire lives to developing their passion and creating opera, and are now left without any earning opportunities, instruments, rehearsal spaces and infrastructures, without knowing the language of the country in which they fled to.
Can opera institutions make a difference? The organisation believes so, and believes that OPERA MATTERS. As part of partnership cooperation between institutions, they propose a pilot program of intervention support for artists and theater craftsmen coming from outside Poland, who are in danger due to:
- armed conflicts,
- political situation,
- originating from areas at risk of extreme poverty,
- finding themselves in another extremely oppressive situation, e.g. due to gender, religion or sexual orientation.
The intervention support program will be combined with a broad program of activities against social exclusion of people with refugee or migrant experience, based on the learn & teach principle, which will cover both employees of the host institution and viewers.
Katarzyna Frątczak - Project Coordinator
Aleksandra Filipek - Project Coordinator
Paweł Wosik - Project Manager