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CUMEDIAE's projects in full swing this spring!

March marks a kick-off of our new project “BUTTERFLY: Boosting environmental awareness in opera creation”, important milestones in MANIFEST and increase activity in cultural advisory services to the European Commission for our team. 

👉 Read on to learn more about our activities that promote social issues through culture and creativity. 

A greener and more sustainable opera: 

the CUMEDIAE team at the Butterfly project launch 

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The Butterfly kick-off meeting took place on March 22 and 23 in Modena, Italy. Our Team attended the event hosted by the Project coordinator, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Modena and attended by the project's consortium:   Fondazione teatro Comunale di Modena (Italy); Opera BOX (Finland); Opera Bałtycka w Gdansku (Poland) ; Heimspiel GmbH (Germany); AESS (Italy); Kyiv National Academic Operetta’s Theatre (Ukraine), Consortium GARR (Italy), Ars Electronica (Austria) and Opera Europa (EU).

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Butterfly: Boosting environmental awareness in opera creation aims to create a new attitude towards sustainability in theatre and opera houses by exploring new green practices related to opera production and circulation. 

To do so, the project will go through the entire process of opera co-creation and co-production  - from the opera commission to the public attendance and the sharing of the sustainable practices experimented, with a particular focus on engaging young audiences throughout the whole process.

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Check out the full blog post by clicking on the purple box below! You will learn more about goals, actors and activities of the project 🦋

Blog Post: BUTTERFLY: Boosting environmental awareness in opera creation – a new project has taken off!

MANIFEST: The artists profiles have been published!


MANIFEST: New artistic perspectives on memories of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people has revealed the artists' profiles. CUMEDIAE's team had the opportunity to meet them through a series of interviews and learn more about their projects, inspirations and motivation. 

The selected participants will embark on the MANIFEST Artistic Journey across Budapest/Zsennye, Lisbon and Copenhagen. They will be given the tools to develop a collaborative artwork, re-imagining Europe’s collective memory of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people and its existing cultural traces.

Follow MANIFEST channels to witness the extraordinary works of these talented artists and follow them on their MANIFEST Artistic Journey!

MANIFEST Artistic Journey: Meet the Artists

Exploring the societal impact of culture: CUMEDIAE at MESOC conference

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CUMEDIAE's co-founder, chairman and CEO Ignasi Guardans spoke at the MESOC final conference about "Exploring and assessing the societal impacts of culture" that occurred on March 9 and 10 in Paris. 

MESOC is a Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation project aiming to develop new perspectives and improve methodologies for capturing the broader societal value of culture concerning the new European Agenda for Culture

The conference has aimed to share knowledge, resources and tools produced by MESOC's team throughout the project.

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Notably, our CEO contributed, together with Pascal Brunet from Relaise Culture Europe and Annalisa Cicerchia from ISTAT (Italian National Statistical Institute), to the roundtable: “How to raise awareness of the centrality of societal impacts of culture in the European political sphere?” Where they discussed the role of cultural policies within the agendas of national governments as well as within the decision-making processes of the European Union.

Check out the full live stream recording to get immersed in the conversation 🎥

Video: “How to raise awareness of the centrality of societal impacts of culture in the European political sphere?”

CUMEDIAE is Cultural Advisory Services

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A consortium formed by B&S Europe with CUMEDIAE and KEA has been entrusted by the European Commission DG for International Partnerships (INTPA – formerly DG DEVCO) to deliver the second phase of the Culture Advisory Services (CAS II) initiative. The advisory and capacity-building services will support the development of EU cultural actions in international relations.

As part of the CAS II, research and policy design adopts a holistic vision of cultural and sustainable development, including cultural heritage, diversity, intercultural and interfaith dialogue and creative industries. This new assignment aligns with the priorities of DG INTPA regarding environmental sustainability, employment, migration, support for innovation, governance and human rights.

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CUMEDIAE and its network of professionals will continue contributing through their comprehensive knowledge of how European and international cultural mechanisms operate, their research expertise in analysing media and the creative industries, and their experience in offering consulting services.

Check out more details about our Cultural Advisory Services program role by clicking in the box below!

What we do: Cultural Advisory Services in support of Culture and Development II
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