City of Dubrovnik (within The Rest is Music) and its partner Dubrovnik Summer Festival are looking for public or private organizations, preferably from Italy, France and Germany, to cooperate in small-scale project “Abandoned” that deals with revitalization of cultural and industrial heritage and audience development. Music is the main driver of revival of the “ghosts” of the past, but also the medium that creates contemporary performances in the authentic ambiance of European abandoned heritage.
Organization: City of Dubrovnik & Dubrovnik Summer Festival
City of Dubrovnik has 12 public cultural institutions and many NGO’s working in culture with a budget of 11.145.906 EUR in 2017. Within the project “The Rest is Music” (since 2012) they attempt to achieve its mission by developing and implementing projects which show the value and important role of music in modern stage expression, education and social environment. Beside educational programs, RIM organization is focused in revitalization and interpretation of cultural heritage, which they would like to upgrade through a project idea Abandoned (see below).
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival as a one of the oldest Croatian festivals, recognized as major producer of top-quality arts and cultural events in Dubrovnik, will serve as one of associate partners of the project. The Festival promotes it’s site-specific program policy, combines tradition and modernity, connects local, national and international creativity and will present this project within its audience development programme.
Project Abandoned (working title) focuses on vacant and forgotten buildings, cultural and industrial heritage of the European Union of partner countries (minimum 4 target spaces). Using these spaces as inspiration based on their past (myths and legends, historical facts, historical personalities) project creates new content with the aim of revitalizing their meanings to European citizens by reviving their living spirits versus progressive and life-resisting – physical devastation.
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