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.