Programing Classical music: Second of the six workshops part of the #synergy project will be held in Kotor

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International festival KotorArt, initiator of the #synergy project will be the host of the second workshop titled Programing Classical Music, which will be held on 23rd and 24th of November in Montenegro.

Two-day workshop Programing Classical Music will take place on November 23 from 9:30 am at the Convent of St. Nicola in Prčanj, while the second day of the workshop is planned for 24th of November at the Old Prison Building in Kotor Old Town.
The realization of the public conference is planned for November 23 from 9.30 am at the Convent of St. Nicola in Prčanj. In addition to project partners’ representatives, the conference will be open for general public (with obligatory registration due to Covid-19 measures), and will welcome local cultural managers, professionals and representatives of music and art management organizations. The planned keynote speakers include directors and representatives of the most reputable art music festivals in the region, such as KotorArt Don Branko´s Music Days (Kotor), Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Croatia), Ljubljana Festival (Slovenia), Belgrade Festivals Center (Serbia), Vox Baroque (Albania) and Chopin Piano Fest (Kosovo), as well as local cultural management experts – director of the Culture Centre Tivat Mr. Neven Staničić, director of the Museums and Galleries of Podgorica Mr. Vučić Ćetković, program policy and planning manager of the Kotor Museums Ms. Biserka Milić, and project manager of the NGO Association for Cultural Development "Bauo" Mr. Dušan Medin.
On November 24, as the host of this tow-day event, KotorArt International Festival will organize a creative workshop for the representatives of the #synergy project partners. Creative workshop will take place at Kotor Creative Hub, a newly reconstructed building of the Old Prison, located in the Old Town of Kotor.
Six two-day workshops, part of the #synergy project activity Classical Music: Behind the stage organized in all 6 participating countries will address the lack of systematized collaboration between cultural professionals, organizations and practitioners coming from the project countries. They will tackle as well the lack of cultural policy and management research, lack of comprehensive strategic analyses of the classical music industry, aiming to bridge the gap between the classical music market’s needs, the education and professional practice of cultural managers working in the field of classical music. All findings and research will be presented in the Classical music production Guidebook, developed by an independent expert Research group consisting of emerging cultural managers and researchers, which will be distributed and promoted throughout the region and Europe.
Project #synergy: Sharpening the capacities of the classical music industry in the Western Balkans, supported by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission, gathers most prominent festivals of art music festival, with the aim to sharpen the skills and increase the capacities of the classical music industry in this part of Europe.
The project approach aims to strengthen the capacities and sharing of know-how on a regional and European level, to provide new skills and connect cultural professionals, to encourage composers to write new pieces inspired by local and European heritage, as well as to facilitate networking and collaboration between emerging musicians, composers and classical music organizations in the Western Balkans, and brings together six important art music festivals from the region: KotorArt (Montenegro) as a lead of the project together with Center of Belgrade Festivals (Serbia), Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Croatia), Festival Ljubljana (Slovenia), Vox Baroque (Albania) and the Association F. Chopin (Kosovo*).
During 34 months, #synergy will gather twelve composers and over fifty emerging musicians and cultural managers. Six workshops for cultural professionals will be realized, along with twelve residencies for composers, which will result in twelve new pieces of music inspired by cultural heritage of the region and Europe.