Produrre Cultura Contemporanea

Produrre Cultura Contemporanea

Thoughts from the call “ORA! Linguaggi contemporanei, produzioni innovative". 

Compagnia di San Paolo  has started a stream of thoughts stemming from the Call “ORA! Linguaggi contemporanei, produzioni innovative” ("NOW! Contemporary languages, innovative productions ").

The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 21st (10 am in the Toolbox Coworking spaces in via Agostino da Montefeltro, 2), presents research on participants in the Call ORA! commissioned by Compagnia di San Paolo in collaboration with the Silvia Santagata Centre for Studies on Cultural Economics.

The survey was promoted with the aim of developing future intervention strategies, following the call’s great response and national scale, which included 20 winning projects and another 13 refinanced, selected from over 250 proposals received from 36 different Italian provinces.

Compagnia di San Paolo  launched the call in 2015, creating a nationwide opportunity for a project on a local scale, which included production, visual arts, performing arts and digital culture and the use of new technologies. The call was aimed at heterogeneous creative subjects and areas: all non-profit organisations, from the most institutional to cultural associations, social and entertainment, information and leisure cooperatives.

In June 2016 Compagnia announced the winning projects, in the context of analysis of all the numerous proposals for the call, and by the end of 2016 other proposals deserving funding were selected.

These proposals - judged to be of quality but not chosen among the winners of the call - reflect on key themes for the Cultural Innovation Department: new technologies applied to cultural production, finding contexts in urban spaces in which to experiment with cultural activities of contemporary city imaging and storytelling, the value of networks and partnerships and the support for avant-garde research promoted by independent entities.

The whole ORA! experience has shaped an innovative, seven- phase intervention model: from planning the call to publishing it; from research into participants to choosing the winners; from starting building capacity for the winners to refinancing and supporting new candidate projects; up to data-driven learning resulting from research.

All this will be discussed in the meeting on 21st November that will also be streamed.