The Art Explora – Académie des beaux-arts European Award 2022

The leading European award championing new dialogues between the arts and audiences

Open to all non-profit European cultural organisations, the European Award encourages new forms of audience engagement and participation in arts and culture, supporting innovative projects, across all art forms, that can be shared, replicated and scaled across Europe.

2022 shortlisted projects

Category 1: Cultural organisations up to €500,000 annual expenditure

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Art Workshop Lazareti, Croatia

Collecting personal items from Dubrovnik inhabitants to build an exhibition in the cultural centre

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Collecting Dubrovnik: Strategies of Survival

Collecting personal items from Dubrovnik inhabitants to build an exhibition in the cultural centre

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European Theatre Convention, Germany

Creating a new and diverse repertoire: Non-Dominant Voices in European Youth Theatre

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Young Europe IV Writers Lab & Festival

Creating a new and diverse repertoire: Non-Dominant Voices in European Youth Theatre

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Flo Kasearu House Museum, Estonia

Tackling domestic violence through creative activities and by making a shareable collective toolbox

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Reclaiming Life

Tackling domestic violence through creative activities and by making a shareable collective toolbox

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Menagerie Theatre Compagny, United Kingdom

A play which engages young audiences - aged 16-18 - in questions of representation, participation and alienation in our democracy.

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Democracy Unlimited - 'What Country, Friends, Is This?'

A play which engages young audiences - aged 16-18 - in questions of representation, participation and alienation in our democracy.

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Musée d'art et d'histoire Paul Eluard, France

An audio book for children aged 0 to 3 years based on the museum's collections

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An audio book for young children

An audio book for children aged 0 to 3 years based on the museum's collections

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Projekt Europa, United Kingdom

Empowering migrant communities to transform their stories into theatre

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Projekt encounter commissions

Empowering migrant communities to transform their stories into theatre

Category 2: Cultural organisations from €500,000 to €2 million annual expenditure

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Associazione Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Italy

A city-wide treasure hunt to introduce classical music to young adults

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ZIGZAGO Musical Treasure Hunt

A city-wide treasure hunt to introduce classical music to young adults

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Centre Chorégraphique de Strasbourg​, France

When youths rediscover museum’s collections through dance to open up to the world

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Coup de Ballet dans les Musées

When youths rediscover museum’s collections through dance to open up to the world

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Fondazzjoni Kreattività, Malta

Inviting youths aged 13 to 17 to take ownership of the cultural institution, and curate a series of dedicated events and a festival

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The Spazju Kreattiv Programme for Young Adults

Inviting youths aged 13 to 17 to take ownership of the cultural institution, and curate a series of dedicated events and a festival

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La Halle Tropisme, France

People impacted by the system of prostitution curate multidisciplinary events involving artists, researchers and general audiences

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Futur Simple

People impacted by the system of prostitution curate multidisciplinary events involving artists, researchers and general audiences

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LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial​, Spain

A group of people with intellectual diversity make 51 short films for the 2023 Gijón International Film Festival

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Film & Vis-ability

A group of people with intellectual diversity make 51 short films for the 2023 Gijón Intrenational Film Festival

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Lesvos Solidarity, Greece

Involving the refugees of Lesbos Island and other EU cities in creating a collective mosaic

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People Carrying their Home

Involving the refugees of Lesbos Island and other EU cities in creating a collective mosaic

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ZK/U, Germany

How a former roof has become a mobile platform for civil participation and art mediation in European rural areas

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Citizenship

How a former roof has become a mobile platform for civil participation and art mediation in European rural areas

Category 3: Cultural organisations over €2 million annual expenditure

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Chaillot - Théâtre national de la danse​​, France

With artists and youths, Chaillot reinvents summer camp

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Chaillot Colo

With artists and youths, Chaillot reinvents summer camp

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Friche Belle de Mai, France

Creating a collective exhibition gallery in La Friche curated by residents of Marseille

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Galerie de la salle des machines

Creating a collective exhibition gallery in La Friche curated by residents of Marseille

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Fundación Teatro Real​, Spain

A travelling theatre to reach audiences across Spain

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Carroza del Teatro Real Cerca de ti

A travelling theatre to reach audiences across Spain

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Fundación TBA21​, Spain

Signs for the Ocean, the Ocean for all. Art for the development of a sign language eco-glossary

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Abecedarium: the Ocean in sign language

Signs for the Ocean, the Ocean for all. Art for the development of a sign language eco-glossary

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Maat - museum of art, architecture and ​technology, Portugal

Involving young people aged 15 to 25 for 2 years to actively shape the museum’s programmes

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MAAT Youth Programme

Involving young people aged 15 to 25 for 2 years to actively shape the museum’s programmes

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Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla, Spain

Creative challenges around museum collections for vulnerable children

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MBASe challenge

Creative challenges around museum collections for vulnerable children

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Southbank Centre, United Kingdom

A monthly, multidisciplinary-arts social club for people experiencing loneliness and with chronic health conditions

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Skylark Cafe

A monthly, multidisciplinary-arts social club for people experiencing loneliness and with chronic health conditions

Jury

Frédéric Jousset

President-founder of Art Explora

Laurent Petitgirard

Composer, Permanent Secretary of the Académie des beaux-arts

Muriel Mayette - Holtz

Director of the Nice National Theatre and Academician

Astrid de la Forest

Visual artist and Academician

Catherine Meurisse

Comic book author and Academician

Lluís Bonet

Professor at the University of Barcelona

Claire Leblanc

Ixelles Museum Director

Tiffany Fukuma

Managing Director at Trans Europe Halles

Sébastien Cavalier

President of SAS Pass Culture

Calendar

Applications : from April 25th to September 7th 2022
Jury meeting : November 2022
Award Ceremony: December 2022

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