The #synergy project is co-funded by the EU programme Creative Europe to strengthen the cultural cooperation and competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries in the Western Balkans. Its aim is to increase the capacity of the classical music industry in the Western Balkans to operate transnationally and internationally by creating opportunities for cultural professionals, composers, and emerging performers to develop new skills and gain professional experience and expertise.
The project underlines the need for cooperation between the Western Balkans and the EU in contemporary classical music, and brings together six important art music festivals from the region: the KotorArt Don Branko’s Music Days (Montenegro), Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Croatia), Belgrade Summer Festival (Serbia), Ljubljana Festival (Slovenia), Vox Baroque Festival (Albania), and the Chopin Piano Fest Prishtina (Kosovo). You can read more about the project here.
As part of the #synergy project,the Ljubljana Festival is holding a workshop on financing classical music and art. It will include all project partners, who will share their expertise and experience, and we will also invite local cultural managers and professionals, and representatives of music and art management organisations to give talks.
Workshop: Financing classical music: Various financing options and ways to achieve financial sustainability
Organiser: Ljubljana Festival
Darko Brlek, Ljubljana Festival general and art director
Andrej Drapal, management consultant at Consensus
Blaž Peršin, director of the Ljubljana City Museum and Galleries
Tibor Mihelič Syed, managing director of the Slovenian Youth Theatre
The workshop will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, 5 October 2021, at the Križanke Knights’ Hall. Official language of the workshop will be English. The workshop will be broadcast live on the Ljubljana Festival website.