ORA! AND ORA!X: two calls contemporary cultural innovation

08/03/2018
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ORA! AND ORA!X: two calls contemporary cultural innovation

Two new calls for contemporary culture.

Compagnia di San Paolo confirms its support for contemporary expressive languages ​​and cultural innovation with a new project line. This sets out pathways to meet specific needs, with different reference targets and methods of engagement, organising two new calls for contemporary culture : a new edition of the Bando “ORA! Produzioni di cultura contemporanea”, aimed at solidly structured organisations and Bando “ORA!XStrade per creativi under 30” (Pathways for creatives under 30),dedicated to individuals under 30, with the aim of training and supporting a breeding ground of new generation talents.

CALL “ORA! Produzioni di cultura contemporanea” (“NOW! Contemporary Culture Productions”)

The Call intends to support projects that are the expression of the most recent and best quality research in contemporary culture, aimed at blending different genres and beyond visions, methodologies and productions that are exclusively multidisciplinary. These projects must prove to be solid and complete in all development phases and must be characterised by structured and innovative methodologies, including from the planning, organisational and management point of view. At the same time, the call wishes to enrich the contemporary cultural offer in Compagnia’s reference territory (Piedmont and Liguria). Its hope is to attract new organisations to produce in this context, favouring the emergence of productions and talents that can be accredited in the artistic-creative production circuit, connecting them with the institutions and accrediting their value from as part of a system.

Only non-profit organisations from all over Italy are allowed to participate in the call.

Projects that are the expression of creativity and contemporary artistic research, of recognised cultural quality and that develop transdisciplinary research, processes and achievements, the result of blending different languages ​​and disciplines are admitted to the competition. The presence of at least one formalized collaboration with a foreign subject and / or institution will be considered a preferential element in the assessment of merit.

Deadline: 18th July  2018

CALL “ORA! X_Strade per creativi under 30" (“NOW! X_Pathways for creatives under 30”)

The Call intends to favour the emergence of quality, avant-garde and innovative ideas and productions put forward by young creative people who can establish themselves in the contemporary cultural research of reference and to train and promote skills in the field of cultural planning and organisation. Moreover, the call wishes to enrich the contemporary cultural offer in Compagnia’s  territory of reference, attracting new organisations to produce in this context, favouring the emergence of productions and talents that can be accredited in the artistic-creative production circuit, connecting  them with the institutions as part of a system, and thus accrediting their value.

The Call is addressed to individuals born from 1988 onwards and residing throughout Italy, artists, performers, designers, writers, creatives in the broadest sense, who wish to propose innovative ideas in the research of contemporary expressive languages that go beyond gender differences. Likewise, the Call intends to involve young professionals in planning and cultural management who want to work on a cultural production project, starting from a creative idea, developing the different plannig phases and taking care of their feasibility. The ideas must be aimed at the achievement of a cultural production and its public restitution that will have to take place in Piedmont and / or Liguria.

In order to develop knowledge and planning culture among young cultural designers, providing them with an opportunity for training, and among the artists themselves, developing awareness and instruments for the feasibility of their ideas, the call will be articulated in a call for natural persons, an empowerment and capacity building path aimed at creating a project team (designer and artist) and when drafted, a final phase where the project proposed applies for Compagnia's contribution.

Deadline: 8th  May 2018