The Art Explora – Académie des beaux-arts European Award 2023
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.
Creating a new and diverse repertoire: Non-Dominant Voices in European Youth TheatreLearn more
Young Europe IV is ETC’s large-scale artistic project, promoting and mentoring 9 emerging theatre authors to write new plays: Diverse stories that haven’t been told or heard enough on stage. The plays will be produced by 9 European theatres and performed in school classes across cities from the UK to Cyprus, and in a festival in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) in Spring 2024.
As the largest network of public theatres in Europe, the Theatre Convention has 59 European Members from over 30 countries, reflecting the diversity of Europe’s vibrant cultural sector. Founded in 1988, the ETC promotes European theatre as a vital platform for dialogue that responds to and engages with today’s changing societies. With the aim of creating a common cultural heritage in Europe, ETC offers to its member theatres artistic collaborations and professional development opportunities and plays a prominent role in advocacy for theatre towards EU policy makers. These activities are currently consolidated under the groundbreaking three-year programme «TRANSFORMATIONS - Recharging European Theatres and Audiences in a Post-Covid World, co-funded by the European Union.
Give young people the opportunity to use dance as a means of making tHe works of art in museums theirs, and broadening their horizonsLearn more
This project was created by David Llari, a CCS associate artist, and initiated this past season with the Strasbourg, Marseille and Williamstown Museums and the FRAME network - all key partners in making this project successful. This collaborative effort – the willingness to provide the project with human and financial resources as well as space and time for educational outreach programmes – allowed this project to have an impact well beyond France.
It should enable young people to conceive the world beyond the boundaries of their neighbourhoods: allowing them to open up to themselves, to others and to the world, through body language, by appropriating cultural venues of excellence in a unique and personal way. Due to their past and their essence, museums and their collections are the ideal partner for bringing this project to fruition.
The Centre Chorégraphique de Strasbourg (CCS), which has also been a municipal conservatory since 2008, stands out in the cultural landscape as an actor in synergy with others, a partner, an intermediary and a supporter of initiatives. In collaboration with other European organisations, the Centre is now aspiring to extend its initiatives focused on outreach and attracting alienated audiences.
Since this season and for the next three years, the CCS has been working with associate artist, David Llari, whose innovative method makes it possible to conduct this concrete experience of “building together”, by appropriating body language in cultural outreach in a unique and personal way. With this approach, the body becomes a means of moving from a common language to universal expression.
A travelling theatre to reach audiences across SpainLearn more
The Carroza of the Teatro Real is a mobile stage which travels all over Spain offering different kinds of opera and classical music concerts. The float is 16 meters long, 5.80 meters high and weighs almost 6 tones. This impressive travelling stage was built on a converted sea container. Inside, it can be adapted to create different settings to suit the needs of a particular performance. This project is specially focused on the cultural territorial cohesion, and it pays particular attention to educational mediation for young audiences and families.
The Teatro Real is considered the leading institution of the performing arts in Spain, the foremost national opera house and one of the most important Spanish cultural institutions. The theatre also enjoys significant international prestige.
The artistic project behind the Teatro Real has led to its current position as one of the main international opera centres and a benchmark for Spanish cultural institutions. Its artistic programme seeks excellence, with an interest in both traditional repertory and contemporary forms, including 20th-century music and the newest avant-garde, with a firm commitment to providing the public with a place where they can discover the best artists and creators of today. It also pays special attention to new audiences, and to popularising opera among children and young people.
Audience Choice Award
Creative challenges around museum collections for vulnerable childrenLearn more
The « MBASe challenge » is an adventure designed to offer a meaningful experience with art beyond the museum walls for vulnerable children from the ProInfancy Caixa programme. Exploring artworks from different collections and eras, participants are challenged to develop a series of creative tasks rooted in their own observations and responses.
The Museum of Fine Arts of Seville, popularly considered as “the second art gallery in Spain”, is approaching two centuries of history. Its origin as an institution lies in the nineteenth century Spanish Disentailment Laws, which determined its installation in a remarkable building that had previously been a monastery, and the character of its collections, of which the major part comes from institutions that disappeared at the time. It displays important Baroque works by artists from the Sevillian school such as Murillo, Zurbarán or Valdés Leal. Through the years, the museum has strengthened as an essential element in the cultural identity of Seville.
2022 shortlisted projects
Category 1: Cultural organisations up to €500,000 annual expenditure
Collecting personal items from Dubrovnik inhabitants to build an exhibition in the cultural centreLearn moreVote for this programme
Collecting Dubrovnik: Strategies of Survival
Collecting personal items from Dubrovnik inhabitants to build an exhibition in the cultural centre
Creating a new and diverse repertoire: Non-Dominant Voices in European Youth TheatreLearn moreVote for this programme
Young Europe IV Writers Lab & Festival
Creating a new and diverse repertoire: Non-Dominant Voices in European Youth Theatre
Tackling domestic violence through creative activities and by making a shareable collective toolboxLearn moreVote for this programme
Tackling domestic violence through creative activities and by making a shareable collective toolbox
A play which engages young audiences - aged 16-18 - in questions of representation, participation and alienation in our democracy.Learn moreVote for this programme
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.
An audio book for children aged 0 to 3 years based on the museum's collectionsLearn moreVote for this programme
An audio book for young children
An audio book for children aged 0 to 3 years based on the museum's collections
Empowering migrant communities to transform their stories into theatreLearn moreVote for this programme
Projekt encounter commissions
Empowering migrant communities to transform their stories into theatre
Category 2: Cultural organisations from €500,000 to €2 million annual expenditure
A city-wide treasure hunt to introduce classical music to young adultsLearn moreVote for this programme
ZIGZAGO Musical Treasure Hunt
A city-wide treasure hunt to introduce classical music to young adults
When youths rediscover museum’s collections through dance to open up to the worldLearn moreVote for this programme
Coup de Ballet dans les Musées
When youths rediscover museum’s collections through dance to open up to the world
Inviting youths aged 13 to 17 to take ownership of the cultural institution, and curate a series of dedicated events and a festivalLearn moreVote for this programme
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
People impacted by the system of prostitution curate multidisciplinary events involving artists, researchers and general audiencesLearn moreVote for this programme
People impacted by the system of prostitution curate multidisciplinary events involving artists, researchers and general audiences
A group of people with intellectual diversity make 51 short films for the 2023 Gijón International Film FestivalLearn moreVote for this programme
Film & Vis-ability
A group of people with intellectual diversity make 51 short films for the 2023 Gijón Intrenational Film Festival
Involving the refugees of Lesbos Island and other EU cities in creating a collective mosaicLearn moreVote for this programme
People Carrying their Home
Involving the refugees of Lesbos Island and other EU cities in creating a collective mosaic
How a former roof has become a mobile platform for civil participation and art mediation in European rural areasLearn moreVote for this programme
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
With artists and youths, Chaillot reinvents summer campLearn moreVote for this programme
With artists and youths, Chaillot reinvents summer camp
Creating a collective exhibition gallery in La Friche curated by residents of MarseilleLearn moreVote for this programme
Galerie de la salle des machines
Creating a collective exhibition gallery in La Friche curated by residents of Marseille
A travelling theatre to reach audiences across SpainLearn moreVote for this programme
Carroza del Teatro Real Cerca de ti
A travelling theatre to reach audiences across Spain
Signs for the Ocean, the Ocean for all. Art for the development of a sign language eco-glossaryLearn moreVote for this programme
Abecedarium: the Ocean in sign language
Signs for the Ocean, the Ocean for all. Art for the development of a sign language eco-glossary
Involving young people aged 15 to 25 for 2 years to actively shape the museum’s programmesLearn moreVote for this programme
MAAT Youth Programme
Involving young people aged 15 to 25 for 2 years to actively shape the museum’s programmes
Creative challenges around museum collections for vulnerable childrenLearn moreVote for this programme
Creative challenges around museum collections for vulnerable children
A monthly, multidisciplinary-arts social club for people experiencing loneliness and with chronic health conditionsLearn moreVote for this programme
A monthly, multidisciplinary-arts social club for people experiencing loneliness and with chronic health conditions
President-founder of Art Explora
Composer, Permanent Secretary of the Académie des beaux-arts
Director of the Nice National Theatre and Academician
Visual artist and Academician
Comic book author and Academician
Professor at the University of Barcelona
Ixelles Museum Director
Managing Director at Trans Europe Halles
President of SAS Pass Culture
Jury meeting : November 2023
Award Ceremony: December 2023