Erasmus+ grant for Medinea On Air:
In light of the exceptional circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant impacts on the regular delivery of education, training and youth policies, the Erasmus+ Programme took up the challenge to exceptionally support and to encourage projects that foster innovative practices in a digital era and skills development and inclusion through creativity and the arts.
The Erasmus+ programme exceptionally support partnerships for digital education readiness (in the fields of school education, vocational education and training, and higher education) and partnerships for creativity (in the fields of youth, school education and adult education). Medinea On Air is one of the selected partnerships for creativity and will be coordinated by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and brings together a consortium of 6 leading musical and cultural institutions from six countries from the Mediterranean basin:
ARC Research and Consultancy (Malta) | Ente Musicale di Nuoro (Italy) | Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (Portugal) | Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (France) | Istanbul Technical University – MIAM (Turkey) | University of Ljubljana – Academy of Music (Slovenia).
Giving a voice – Orange Foundation:
For over 30 years the Orange Foundation has been helping discover young talent and contributing to the emergence of choirs and orchestras, several of which have then been invited to perform at the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
The Orange Foundation also supports theatres and opera houses which participate in democratising music for much wider audiences, particularly by filming and broadcasting operas live, for open-air and cinema screenings. In 2020 it is partnering 35 classical, jazz and world music festivals in France and Africa.
A loyal patron of the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Foundation has chosen to support the Aix Méditerranée programme, which aims to break down barriers between musical styles and promote intercultural encounters with artists from the Mediterranean basin.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation – Foster emerging artists around the Mediterranean:
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $2.6 billion, through more than 4,300 grants to nonprofit organizations in 124 nations around the world. The SNF funds organizations and projects worldwide that aim to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive impact for society at large, and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare. SNF is proud to support the Festival d’Aix and the Medinea network in helping emerging artists around the Mediterranean work across cultures and disciplines as their artistry matures.
Erasmus+grant – Support education, training, youth, and sport:
Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth, and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad.
Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn’t just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organizations.
→ Medinea has been granted a three years subsidy by the Erasmus+ programme under the key action 2 « Cooperation for innovation and the exchanges of good practices », as a strategic partnership in the field of youth. 5 Medinea members are the project leaders under Erasmus+.
Creative Europe – support to the culture and audiovisual sectors:
Creative Europe is the European Commission’s framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. The Culture sub-programme helps cultural and creative organizations to operate transnationally and promotes the cross-border circulation of works of culture and the mobility of cultural players.
It provides financial support to projects with a European dimension aiming to share cultural content across borders.
→ Medinea is a transnational cooperation project supported by Creative Europe over two years in the frame of its Culture sub-programme. It has received the label European Year of Cultural Heritage. Three of the Medinea members are coorganizers under Creative Europe: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Centre Culturel International de Hammamet, Ente Musicale di Nuoro.
Medinea is co-produced by the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra is supported by: