In June 2020, the EACEA Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency announced the results of the autumn 2019 call for projects for European cooperation projects under the Creative Europe program (see results). Among the projects that received funding from the European Commission was also the one that the Artnova Foundation is part of, the project called “MArteLive”.
Considering the fact that only 14 organisations from Poland (Smaller scale European cooperation projects – 3 leaders and 11 partners) received funding in the competition, this should be treated as a great honor (https://kreatywna-europa.eu/wyniki-konkursu-wnioskow-eacea-32-2019-na-projekty-wspolpracy-europejskiej/).
The implementation of the project will contribute to the promotion of Polish artists and Polish culture on the international stage, as well as Poznan itself, as a city that cares about the sphere of culture. As part of the “Polish” edition of the competition and residency, we plan to involve artists from the following countries (except Poland): the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia and Moldova. Other European countries will be served by other project partners.
Procult (project leader) has 19 years’ experience in the organisation of cultural events. From 2001 to 2019, with 18 editions of the MArteLive festival and correlated events, Procult involved around 650,000 young people, students, artists, and professionals (around 250 judges and partners). From 2001 on, the MArteLive festival has involved hundreds of artists from all over Italy, offering unconventional performances in the territory. It has built a strong network with local associations, which often request organisational support. The MArteLive model is often presented as a role model in the industry. From 2006 to 2012, MArteLive has spread its wings in Italy in order to offer music and art for all. In 2014, the 1st MArteLive Biennial took place: an unprecedented event in Rome and the Lazio Region, with around 900 artists involved from all over Italy, in 30 locations. In 2017 the 2nd edition took place, with great success among participants and critics. The 3rd edition took place in Dec 2019