The new European project MERITA – where chamber Music, cultural hERItage and TAlent meet wins the call Creative Europe – European Platforms 2021 and obtains a co-financing by the European Union, for a total of 2.100.000 Euro.
MERITA is an online and offline platform that increases the visibility and circulation of emerging European string quartets while promoting European cultural heritage.
THE FOUR OBJECTIVES OF MERITA
MERITA develops on three areas, training, production and research, and it is founded on the principles of innovation, training and development, promotion and sustainability.
Promoting the production and diffusion of chamber music in Europe through original and special projects.
Improving training and development of capabilities of emerging chamber music artists on how to effectively expand, internationalize and consolidate their careers.
Innovate the operation of the chamber music industry by matching the demands of musical institutions with the aptitudes of quartets, thus creating new job opportunities for young musicians.
Promote a sustainable business model that unites emerging chamber music artists, audiences, and cultural heritage (European mansions and historic sites), fostering the exchange of best practices and competitiveness for artists, audience engagement and development, and environmental sustainability and awareness.
These specific goals will be achieved through the MERITA digital platform and through a rich array of online and on-site activities, such as trainings, artist residencies, transnational and international circulation of young artists, studies and research.
MERITA IN NUMBERS
WHAT ARE THE CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS WORKING IN MERITA?
The consortium is represented by Le Dimore del Quartetto, based in Italy, as lead and coordinator of 16 organizations from 12 European countries:
WHO IS THIS PROJECT ADDRESSED TO?
THE DIGITAL PLATFORM
All project activities are carried out with the Digital Platform as the main area for artist showcase, presentation of cultural sites and historic houses, educational materials, networking and content for the public, panel of online and on-site activities, as trainings, art residencies, transnational and international circulation of young artists, studies and research.
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