enoa > Immersive Residencies for Artists Without Significant Opera Experience (Belgium, Serbia, Bulgaria, UK, France, Portugal)

Aware of the urgent need for the opera world to take part in a necessary culture shift by opening its institutions to achieve true inclusion, enoa – the European network of opera academies – is organising an immersive residency programme designed to enrich the opera landscape with new narratives and aesthetics. This initiative offers support, mentorship and mobility through tailor-made residencies for artists without significant opera experience.

The residency programme begins in February 2021 and then runs between February 2021 and May 2022 (exact timespan/dates to be determined with hosting institutions). It consists of:

  • Structured relationship up to 18 months with an enoa institution to have access and insight into the opera world while benefiting from their host artistic and cultural networks.

  • Four-day kick-off workshop at LOD muziektheater dedicated to opera creation for all the immersive residency programme fellows.

  • Mentoring sessions and coaching by an expert, an artist or a representative of the institution.

  • Personalised support provided by a referent in the institution to regularly identify needs and organise all the actions and meetings.

  • Possibilities to attend enoa workshops to reflect on opera creation, gain technical and artistic skills and foster career development.

  • Possibilities to build a professional network by meeting the enoa members and having several opportunities to meet and network with the other immersive programme fellows.

  • Support to understand the best way to pitch and talk about one’s own work. Optional opportunity to pitch project to members.

  • A mobility grant of up to 5700€.

In total there are eight residency opportunities:

  • Festival d’Aix-en-Provence – 2 positions.

  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – 1 position.

  • Snape Maltings – 2 positions.

  • Fondation Operosa – 2 positions.

  • LOD muziektheater – 1 position.

Applicants should be experienced artists based in Europe who are highly interested in the development of opera creation / interdisciplinary musical and artistic forms but have no significant opera experience.

Deadline: 27 November 2020

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