Funded Travel Grants for 2016
Applicant: Immanuel Mifsud
Reference Number: CETR 67-FN 1504
Project Title: Writer's Residency organized by the Slovene Writers Association (SWA)
Amount Awarded: €398
The Slovene Writers Association is a voluntary not-for-profit association which works for freedom of expression. During his stay in Ljubljana Immanuel plans to finish two separate projects he is working on at the moment. He plans to revise a poem cycle inspired by his recent travels and to finish his forthcoming novel, which is partly based in Ljubljana.
Applicant: Antoine Cassar
Reference Number: CETR 74-FN 1511
Project Title: Maltese Poetry in Translation -Readings, discussion, and international collaboration at Festival des Migrations, Luxembourg, March 2016
Amount Awarded: €1,681
Maltese author Immanuel Mifsud and his translator Nadia Mifsud will be honouring their invitation to the Luxembourg Festival des Migrations and Salon du Livre on 12th-13th March. Upon invitation by Jean Portante, editor of the literary translation magazine Transkrit, Ms Mifsud has translated 20 poems by Immanuel Mifsud into French for the forthcoming 8th issue. This issue will be launched on Sunday 13th March, 17.30 during the Salon du Livre, with a public reading by author and translator, both presented by Jean Portante. Immanuel Mifsud and Nadia Mifsud have also been invited to take part in another two events during the same festival, in the run-up to the launch of Transkrit #8.
Applicant: Kristina Borg
Reference Number: CETR 66-FN 1503
Project Title: The Alternative Vienna (artist-in-residency)
Amount Awarded: €459
Kristina will be in Vienna for three months on an artist residency offered by KulturKontakt Austria. Her artistic practice focuses on public space and the city in collaboration with specific communities.The concept for her project departs from Mercer’s ‘Quality of Living Survey’ results. Listening to the locals’ narratives, the idea is to come up with a list of relevant spots, usually neglected and/or hidden, significant to the collective memory, and map these on a conventional map so as to create an alternative Vienna, an ‘other’ Vienna.
Applicant: Maria Josefa Buhagiar
Reference Number: CETR 68-FN 1505
Project Title: Advanced Gilding Techniques - Florence
Amount Awarded: €1,703
This course will provide an opportunity for Maria to learn techniques of water gilding with 22 karat leaf, dutch metal leaf, and silver leaf. The course also covers the use of gold size, and decorative techniques involving the finishing, oxidizing, toning and antiquing of gilded surfaces. She will specialise in certain techniques such as graffito, bulinatura, toning, antiquing and application of patina, oxidation of silver leaf and restoration of pastiglia on frames.
Applicant: Slavko Vukanovic
Reference Number: CETR 76-FN 1513
Project Title: Preparation for the 2nd edition of the Valletta Film Festival through attendance at Belgrade Film Festival FEST16
Amount Awarded: €941
The Film Grain Foundation is currently preparing for the 2nd edition of the Valletta Film Festival (VFF). As part of the Foundation’s networking and research, various members of the Foundation are attending a variety of established international film festivals. The aim is to help with the film selection and programming of VFF 2016 as well as to observe and learn about the organisational aspects of renowned festivals including: marketing, advertising, social media and publications, the curating of the various festival sections, organization of side events including talks, workshops, master classes and social events, the use of technology, etc.Slavko will be attending the 44th edition of the Belgrade International Film Festival, FEST, in Serbia, from 26th February till 6th March 2016. The Belgrade Film Festival - FEST offers a variety of opportunities for approaching other international filmmakers as well as actors through a series of networking meetings that take place during the festival. Slavko also intends to use the above meeting spaces to promote VFF.
Applicant: Elena Zammit
Reference Number: CETR 63-FN 1500
Project Title: BLUEPRINT Summer Intensive, Peridance Capezio Centre, New York City, USA
Amount Awarded: €2,000
BLUEPRINT Summer Intensive is held at Peridance Capezio Centre in New York City, USA. It is a two-week intensive course for dancers to expose themselves to some of the world’s best current working instructors and choreographers of both classical ballet and contemporary dance, including Wayne McGregor, Victor Quijada, Sidra Bell, Igal Perry and Christopher Matt. In order to attend BLUEPRINT one needs to attend an audition or send an audition video. Elena has sent her audition video and received news of her acceptance to BLUEPRINT 2016. At the end of the intensive, after learning some of the repertoire work, she will also participate in a performance in New York City.
Applicant: Carmel Bonnici
Reference Number: CETR 75-FN 1512
Project Title: Cartoon Masters 2016 (Utrecht)
Amount Awarded: €777
Carmel will be participating in the Cartoon Network 2016 (Utrecht). This event consists of networking sessions, a seminar focusing on the changes in the animation world and experts’ advice on the subject.
Applicant: Josianne Azzopardi Mamo
Reference number: CETR 93 - FN 1566
Project Title: Participation at the Institute of World Literature, Harvard University, USA
Amount Awarded: €2,000
Josianne Azzopardi Mamo will be participating at the Institute for World Literature (IWL) at Harvard University in Boston, USA (20 June 2016 to 14 July 2016). This 4-week programme consists of seminars, colloquia, plenary sessions featuring leading academics in World Literature (e.g. David Damrosch, Homi K. Bhabha) and talks by publishing industry experts.
Applicant: Raymond Portelli obo The Rifffs MT
Reference number: CETR 96 - FN 1571
Project Title: BOOMTOWN FAIR CHAPTER 8
Amount Awarded: €2,000
The Rifffs MT have been invited to participate in the BoomTown Fair Music Festival in Winchester, UK, in August 2016, where they will be playing their SKA music. Participating in SKA Festivals in England will also be placing the Riffs MT on the International SKA map, and attract record companies to help them release their next album.
Applicant: Steven Hili
Reference number: CETR 79 - FN 1547
Project Title: Attending the London Screen Writers Festival 2016
Amount awarded: €388
Steven Hili will be participating in the London Screenwriters Festival, where over 150 speakers and over 1000 delegates will be attending. Steven Hili has been working on numerous screenplays over the last few years through programmes such as Storyworks and he has had scripts shortlisted by the BBC and used by Sky. During the festival there will be expert speakers and tutors and over 130 seminars and workshops. The festival offers a number of networking opportunities.
Applicant: Veronica Stivala
Reference number: CETR 84-FN 1555
Project Title: Participation as a solo artist in Finland Improv Festival, Tampere, Finland
Amount awarded: €519
Veronica Stivala will be participating as a solo artist in the 5th Annual Finland International Improv Festival that is being held from 31 May to 4 June 2016. This six-day festival will see a mix of workshops conducted by some of the biggest names in the improv world, such as Patti Stiles, as well as shows featuring all partipants: instructors, performance teams and solo artists. The festival offers participants the opportunity to engage in workshops with experienced and renowned professionals, as well as the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. The festival brings together instructors from Australia, Sicily, France, the Netherlands, Argentina, the UK, and Finland offering a great opportunity to collaborate and network.
Applicant: Maria Mifsud
Reference number: CETR 78 - FN 1546
Project Title: Internship at the "Sacred Tiger Music", California
Amount awarded: €2,000
Maria Mifsud will be participating in a six week internship for scoring music for film and television at the “Sacred Tiger Music”, in California, where she will be assisting professional internationally recognised music composers for films who also work in collaboration with the veteran Hans Zimmer for the purpose of music for film production. She will also be taking the opportunity to establish new contacts for potential future exchanges and collaborations with the Malta Film Industry. She will be given supervised tasks in composing music for the media in Los Angeles.
Applicant: Jacob Portelli
Reference number: CETR 88 - FN 1559
Project Title: Participation in the Early Music Summer School in Amsterdam
Amount awarded: €546
Jacob, a member of the Valletta International Baroque Ensamble (VIBE), will be focusing on baroque cello performance, at the Early Music Summer School in Amsterdam in August 2016. This will be a unique experience for him to get guidance and feedback from highly respected musicians from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam who specialize in early music and to continue developing his performance skills in this specialized area, particularly on an instrument which is specific to this era. It will be an opportunity to make music with other like-minded musicians with an interest and expertise in this specialized field.
Applicant: Joanne Camilleri
Reference number: CETR 87 - FN 1558
Project Title: Participation in the International Conference on Baroque Music in Canterbury and at the Early Music Summer School in Amsterdam
Amount awarded: €546
Joanne Camilleri, a member of the Valletta International Baroque Ensemble (VIBE) will be attending the "International Conference on Baroque Music" in Canterbury in July 2016 and the "Early Music Summer School" in Amsterdam in August 2016. The conference takes place biennially and is a very prestigious week of collaborations, lectures and performances given by highly respected musicians, performers and musicologists who are specialised in the area of baroque music. During the "Early Music Summer School" she will be focusing on harpsichord performance, an instrument which is specifc to the Baroque era.
Applicant: Glen Calleja
Reference number: CETR 121-FN 1642
Project Title: Participation in the poetry festival VOIX VIVES in Sete, France
Amount Awarded: €216.81
Glenn Calleja has been invited to present a selection of his works at the annual Poetry Festival VOIX VIVES de Méditerranée en Méditerranée which is held in Sète, the South of France. The festival invites established and emerging poets from all over the Mediterranean region to present their work in the original language and in translation. The festival, being held between the 22nd till 30th July 2016, is a weeklong celebration of diverse contemporary voices that constitute the landscape of poetry in the Mediterranean region.
Applicant: Katarina Lennmarker
Reference number: CETR 119-FN 1640
Project Title: Initiating a world tour of a Maltese public artwork
Amount Awarded: €2,000
Katarina Lennmarker in collaboration with Maltese artist Austin Camilleri will be travelling to Stockholm, Sweden in June 2016 to meet with museum and festival directors, gallerists and other art professionals, thus engaging with foreign networks and finding new international collaborators for the realisation of a world tour of Austin’s public artwork: ZIEME.
Applicant: Adrian Scicluna
Reference number: CETR 124-FN 1645
Project Title: Participation in the UNESCO Art Camp: “Colours of the Planet,” in Ordino Andorra
Amount Awarded: €267.50
Adrian Scicluna was selected to participate in the 5th edition of the UNESCO Art Camp- “Colours of the Planet”, being held from 18 to 28 July 2016 in Ordino, principality of Andorra. This edition will focus on the strategic issues of UNESCO, which are the promotion of peace, the protection of the environment, as well as the Convention on the Protection and promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Artists from 29 countries from around the world will be located in one art residency. Works created during Art Camp 2016 will also form part of a travelling exhibition being held in 2017 and 2018 at the United Nations headquarters in New York and in Brussels. The Andorran National Commission for UNESCO will mobilize social networks and the media sector partners to increase the visibility and dissemination of the activities of the Art Camp. Videos, press releases, photos and interviews will be the main elements of the communication strategy of Art Camp 2016.
Applicant: Christine Zerafa
Reference number: CETR 125-FN 1646
Project Title: Music Coll 2016 - Chamber Music Week
Amount Awarded: €517.70
The Attard-Zerafa Saxophone and Piano Duo have been invited to take part in an intensive chamber music week at the Music Coll 2016, held from 2nd to 11th July on the island of Coll, Scotland. Music Coll is a chamber music study and performance week. Other selected chamber groups for 2016 include the Cavendish Winds (wind quintet), Louko Piano Trio and Manon String Quartet. This Chamber Music Week is especially designed for young professionals to study existing repertoire, to study new works and above all to gain vital performing experience. There will be a variety of tutors leading the course, including Neil Black OBE (oboist), Tim Brown (horn player), Michael Dussek (piano), Charles Tunnell (cello), Richard Deakin (violin) and Jonathan Tunnell (cello and artistic director). The Chamber Music Week will also involve three concerts, in which all of the participants will perform.
Applicant: Robert Cassar
Reference number: CETR 134-FN 1655
Project Title: Participation in the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) 2016
Amount Awarded: €1,031
The Edinburgh International Film Festival provides up-and-coming filmmakers an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s key film industry players. Emerging international directors, producers and screenwriters will be offered the opportunity to discuss their projects and their ideas with various industry professionals including sales agents, executive producers, literary agents, story editors and distributors.
Applicant: Sarah Marie Vella
Reference number: CETR 132-FN 1653
Project Title: ME(et) YOU
ME(et) YOU is a cross-cultural dance performance incorporating video projection and live music. It is a collaboration between two dancers, a musician and a filmographer, from three different countries (Malta, Norway and France). The aim of this project is to create awareness about the first moment of encounter and the many aspects of it. Through globalization, the world is experienced as smaller, and everyday lives and cultures are interweaved within each other. Different cultures meet and cross paths daily and greetings occur all the time. These greetings vary depending on culture and background. The collaborators are interested in exploring the cultural differences of these first encounters. How does it vary from culture to culture? How tolerant is society to these different cultures? Do individuals adapt to the social norms if moved across borders? If so, how does this affect ones cultural identity? Is there a sense of belonging or a loss of it? How does the individual experience this, and more importantly, are people aware of it? The final performance has also been accepted by three different theatres/organisations in Europe, Theaterforum Kreuzberg (Berlin), Cornerteateret (Norway) and Spazju Kreattiv (Malta).
Applicant: Martha Visanich
Reference number: CETR 118-FN 1639
Project Title: Musical Theatre training course at the Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts, UK
Amount Awarded: €2,000
Martha Visanich will be attending a course in Performing Arts at the Cambridge School of Visual and Performance Arts, which runs in association with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). This is an intensive programme led by international theatre professionals with experience in London and New York. It involves rigorous and intensive classes in various forms of performances. The course is valuable for the applicant because it will provide skills and will be a head start for her career on an international level. It will allow her to build collaborations and expand her network.
Applicant: Sarah Vella
Reference number: CETR 117-FN 1638
Project Title: Gubbio Summer Festival
Amount Awarded: €1,070.68
The 27th edition of the Gubbio Summer Festival is an international cultural event in the city of Gubbio in Italy. The festival will enable Sarah to participate in masterclasses, lectures, seminars, musical workshops and concerts. It will also enable her to network and collaborate with other musicians and artists from around the world. The festival provides an international platform for Sarah to develop her techniques as a pianist further.
Applicant: Tricia Dawn Williams
Reference number: CETR 122-FN 1643
Project Title: Participation in the IBLA Grand Prize competition
Amount Awarded: €391.41
The IBLA Grand Prize International Music Competition is an annual music competition that is open to all instruments, vocalists and composers with a focus on classical music. The best performers will be invited for concerts abroad in such venues as Carnegie Hall of New York, Lincoln Center, New York University, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Tchaikovsky Bolshoi Hall in Moscow besides other prestigious universities in Canada, Europe, Russia and USA and these are to be considered as the competition’s prizes.
Applicant: Victor Agius
Reference number: CETR 156-FN 1781
Project Title: Individui Universali
Amount Awarded: €1182.70
“Individui Universali” is the title of an exhibition which will be held as part of the contemporary arts festival Giornata and Settimana dell Contemporaneo at the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy. The artist will be presenting a number of contemporary artworks which will be in dialogue with some of the Museum’s collection, namely the 17th century ‘Bianchi’ ceramics collection of Faenza. Another contemporary Italian artist from Bologna named Valentina D’Accardi will also be exhibiting her contemporary artworks in another space within this International Museum of Ceramics. The Maltese artist will be intervening with his contemporary mixed media sculptures, documentation shots of his performances and events, and a sound installation.
Applicant: Annemarie Mayo
Reference number: CETR 145-FN 1770
Project Title: Attendance at the “Chaos at the Museum” Congress, from the series Re-Envisioning Exhibition Design, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Amount Awarded: €1462
Annemarie Mayo will be participating in the congress “Chaos at the Museum” in Buenos Aires in Argentina, which is being jointly organized by Fundación TyPA - Teoría y Práctica de las Artes, UC Davis (USA), Central Saint Martins (UK) and The George Washington University (USA). Annemarie will be set the task of re-envisioning exhibition design, focusing specifically on the global trend to turn the museum “inside out,” thus extending museums beyond their walls into the public realm. The congress originators understand the museum to be part of a wider range of institutions that share a collective responsibility for creating a robust civic life. Expanding beyond its walls, the museum engages not only intentional visitors but also those unfamiliar with its resources. This congress will examine the museum's potential as a public space for civic engagement, a generator of inclusive community, and a contributor to the development of multi-layered cities.
Applicant: Gordon Calleja
Reference number: CETR 149-FN 1774
Vengeance: Essen Spiel Presence
Amount Awarded: €2000
Gordon Calleja will be travelling to the Essen Spiel Boardgames Fair in Essen, Germany to exhibit publicly for the first time the board game he is currently developing called Vengeance. Essen Spiel is the biggest boardgame event in the world with 158,000 attendees in 2015. All the mid to major boardgame publishers, distributors and manufacturers in the world attend Essen Spiel to show off their existing and upcoming games, organise play-sessions with attendees and network and stake out future business. At this fair, experiences are shared, new products are introduced on the market and new ideas and game trends are gained.
Applicant: Zhanna Evgletta Shtogryn
Reference number: CETR 157-FN 1782
Project Title: "Now no longer- Now not yet"
Amount Awarded: €1293
This project is a continuation of Zhanna’s research for her MFA degree at the University of Malta, bridging geology, video art and performance art. The project explores presence in time through human relationships, such as being with others and reliving danger, discomfort and pain together, creating a sense of presence in time and presence in the “now”. The performance will be recorded on video and it will consist of similar juxtapositions of global earth time and human time, in this case human connection slowly breaking apart, and the people involved drifting apart with the velocity of a tectonic plate. Zhanna will be working with artists based in Malta and in Iceland and the project will be screened in both locations.
Applicant: Inez Kristina Baldacchino
Reference number: CETR 152-FN 1777
Project Title: Storyboarding for Film, Video and Animation - Short Course, Training
Amount Awarded: €1000
Inez Kristina Baldacchino will be attending a short course in storyboarding for Film, Video and Animation at Central Saint Martins in London. Visual storytelling is usually used in the pre-production stage, and as an illustrator and animator she intends on attending this course in order to expand her knowledge and expertise in this area and to apply what she will learn in her future projects. By attending this course, she would also be able to network with other students, thus create new, international contacts and potential mentors whom she would be able to collaborate with in the future.
Applicant: Natalie Sciortino
Reference number: CETR 155-FN 1780
Project Title: DANCE PROMS 2016
Amount Awarded: €1,000
Dance Proms is a partnership project between the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, the Royal Academy of Dance and the International Dance Teachers Association. It is a celebration of dance that takes place at the Royal Albert Hall in London every year. A panel of distinguished judges selected twenty-two choreographies this year and Centre Stage Dance Academy based in Malta has been selected to participate with its choreography. The group of selected Maltese dancers is already rehearsing for this event which will take place on the 30th October of this year. During the two days prior to the event, the students and their teacher will also be collaborating with the other chosen schools from different countries, as they will be doing the Grand Finale together, thus hopefully opening up further opportunities and collaborations in the future.
Applicant: Isaac Lucas
Reference Number: CETR 170-FN 1820
Project title: Trompetenfestival2017 (Trumpet Masterclass)
Amount Awarded: €315.85
Isaac Lucas will be participating in the Trompetenfestival2017 in Germany which includes an international masterclass for trumpet with Prof. Reinhold Friedrich. During the Masterclasses a maximum of twelve active participants, whether promising young artists, students or professional musicians, receive individual lessons. Concert pieces will be developed and presented in the content of a public and moderated concert on the 21st of January 2017 in the church hall of Höhenkirchen. Piano accompaniment will be performed by Eriko Takezawa. The Bavarian broadcasting association will be recording the final concert and will also continuously report about the masterclass.
Applicant: Immanuel Mifsud
Reference Number: CETR 169-FN 1819
Project title: “Conversations in Culture” & “Maltese Literature at the Library of Congress”
Amount Awarded: €1,137.36
Immanuel Mifsud will travel to Washington DC for a reading and a lecture at the European Union Delegation. Immanuel will also be giving a reading at the prestigious Library of Congress in Washington DC through his translator and literary promoter in the USA Ms Ruth Ward. Both events aim to establish contact with the American publishers, literary agents, promoters and readers. The event organized by the European Commission is considered to be an important one in the cultural calendar in Washington DC, and attracts prominent people from the American literary scene. This will be the first time that a Maltese writer is introduced at the Library of Congress.
Applicant: Karl Schembri
Reference Number: CETR 167-FN 1817
Project title: Participation in the 13th Edition of the International Poetry Festival of Granada, Nicaragua
Amount Awarded: €2,000
Karl Schembri will be participating in the 13th edition of the poetry festival in Granada, Nicaragua. The festival is held annually and gathers over 100 poets from more than 60 countries. This is the biggest international poetry festival to be held in Central America and one of the most important literary events in Latin America. Karl Schembri will be reading poems in Maltese and English in several locations around the city of Granada as well as in surrounding villages. The poems will also be translated into Spanish and they will also be presented during the festival. Karl Schembri is the fifth poet from Malta invited to participate in this festival.
Applicant: Dorian Mallia obo Moveo Dance
Reference Number: CETR 164-FN 1792
Project title: Spaces II, Bits and Pieces
Amount Awarded: €1,100.96
Moveo have been invited by Martin Dvorak, an Austrian based contemporary dance artist and choreographer of Pro Art, to participate in Spaces II, Bits and Pieces, a contemporary dance collaboration between international collaborators in Brno, Czech Republic. The programme will include 5 choreographies, with Moveo Dance Company as a special guest. The idea behind this project is to build on collaborations, to create a discourse between established companies and to challenge ideas to create a path of new discoveries with regards to dance and movement. Moveo will participate in this festival with U-Turn, a contemporary dance choreography that has been premiered in Malta last February.
Applicant: Emma Mattei
Reference Number: CETR 171-FN 1821
Project title: WINTERTHUR – THE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF SWITZERLAND http://www.kurzfilmtage.ch/EN
Amount Awarded: €532
The co-founder, vice president and programmer for Kinemastik, Emma Mattei, will attend the Winterthur festival in Switzerland for networking and programming from the 10th to the 13th November 2016. Kinemastik as an NGO that focuses on short films, will have direct access to the films and film makers where Emma Mattei will promote the festival and the film makers on the international scene. Winterthur short film festival attracts thousands of film fans to the venues in and around Casinotheater, appealing to industry representatives and the general audience alike. During this year’s Market Meetings present filmmakers can interact with international buyers and festival programmers to pitch their films.
Applicant: Jon Mallia
Reference Number: CETR 173-FN 1823
Project title: EXPORTING LIMESTONE COWBOY TO THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET
Amount Awarded: €1,790
Jon Mallia will be attending the four-day intensive programme, the Eave Marketing Workshop in Luxembourg. The workshop explores film marketing throughout the process of development, production, festival screening, exhibition and distribution. In the group work sessions led by the EAVE experts, the participants will work together analyzing the sales and marketing potential and developing unique and innovative strategies for marketing, sales and audience engagement for their films. The workshop consists of group work, plenary sessions in a small group as well as private tutorials with the experts. EAVE's objectives are to provide professional training opportunities and to bring producers from different regions of the world together with the aim of facilitating co-production relationships.
Applicant: Maria Mifsud
Reference Number: CETR 162-FN 1788
Project title: Cultural meeting for Scoring music for a potential West-End Show in Killarney and networking event at the Kerry Film Festival, 1A Windmill Ln, Blennerville, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Amount Awarded: €554.76
Maria Mifsud will be meeting an Irish lyricist and writer where she will be discussing collaboration on an upcoming musical. During this meeting there will be discussions on the music, costumes, set design, location, investing and funding for the successful execution of the project. She will be composing original music and eventually conducting a commissioned orchestra during its performances. She will also be attending the Kerry Film Festival, where she will be networking with other industry professionals to further implement future collaborations on media projects. It will possibly lead to other opportunities both on a local and international level.
Applicant: Joseph Vella
Reference Number: CETR 161-FN 1786
Project title: GRAND CHORAL/ORCHESTRAL CONCERT in NEW YORK
Amount Awarded: €569
On the 9th of November 2016 Professor Joseph Vella will be attending a Grand Choral/Orchestral concert in New York. The concert features his compositions and five of his major choral works. Two of the works being played will be receiving their world premiere during the evening. In attendance will be an all-American ensemble to include the combined forces of the New York Choral Society and the Cathedral’s choir, a symphony orchestra and five soloists. The concert is one of the major highlights in his musical career where many representatives from different cultural organisations from different countries will open up the possibility that the concert will have a repeat performance in Ireland, UK and Italy.
Applicant: Louise Aquilina
Reference Number: CETR 181-FN 1909
Project title: DEMO DIVISION: AW17
Amount Awarded: €2,000
Louise Aquilina, a recent MA Fashion graduate based in London will be showcasing her menswear fashion label “Demo Division” at Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy in January 2017. This international exhibition has been showcasing men’s fashion since the 1970’s. The collection which will be exhibited at Pitti Uomo, is a high end street wear collection inspired by workwear. Bomber jackets inspired by WWII bomber jackets will feature in the collection as well as chore coats and a few knitwear pieces produced in collaboration with a UK based knitwear creator. Participating in the Autumn/Winter show in January 2017 will continue to give the brand solid credibility, as well as the professional exposure it needs to progress. ‘Demo Division’ was also recently selected as one of the 6 up-and-coming designers under the ‘The Latest Fashion Buzz.’
Applicant: Gabi Sultana
Reference Number: CETR 178-FN 1906
Project title: Gabi Sultana and Claire Edwardes with CYO in Canberra; Ensemble Offspring Chamber Music Concert in Sydney
Amount Awarded: € 1,961.36
Gabi Sultana will travel to Australia to perform a double concerto with percussionist Claire Edwardes and the Canberra Youth Orchestra (CYO), who are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2017. They will perform the double concerto of John Psathas - “View from Olympus” - for this special occasion. While in Canberra, Gabi will also be giving masterclasses at several institutions. Claire Edwardes is also organizing a chamber music event as part of Ensemble Offspring for Gabi, Jason Noble (clarinet) and Claire (percussion) which will give Gabi the opportunity to perform also in Sydney.
Applicant: Marishia Bonnici
Reference Number: CETR 182-FN 1910
Project title: Teacher Summer School as part of the Cecchetti International bi – annual Event
Amount Awarded: € 1,704
Marishia Bonnici will be attending the Teacher Summer School as part of the Cecchetti International bi-annual event in Florence, Itlay . This course is aimed for fully qualified teachers to continue to develop and engage in classes related to Teaching Methods, Techniques, Music, Choreography, How to prevent injuries, Pedagogy, Boys Teaching and Health and Safety practice in Dance. The course will be taught by highly reputable teachers such as; Raymond Lukens (American Ballet Theatre Director), Diane Van Schoor (Head of the Junior school of Royal Ballet Uk), Cinzia Maestra (Italian Dance teacher qualified in injuries and body conditioning), Marzio Vaccarini (Italian Music director for Classical Ballet), Susan Brooker (American Theatre Ballet), Michele di Molfetta (Italian Company Director), and Pino Carbone (Body Code System designer).
Applicant: Sarah Mallia
Reference Number: CETR 183-FN 1911
Project title: E.A.S.T - The East African Soul Train
Amount Awarded: € 749.50
Sarah Mallia will be participating in the East African Soul Train, known as E.A.S.T -an annual artistic pop-up residency taking place on East Africa’s historic train route. E.A.S.T is the culmination of artists, cultural managers, passengers and stakeholders from the local, regional and international creative sector who have the rare opportunity to share ideas, and create impactful long-lasting collaborations on a historic train route. E.A.S.T has invited Sarah to form part of the 2017 creative team, where she will be responsible for assisting in production and communications of the event. The journey will start from Nairobi’s main railway station, continue along the historic train line to the coastal city Mombasa, and end in a fishing village named Kilifi. This year’s journey, entitled ‘Kovu Safarini’ (which translates to ‘the scars we acquire along the way’), will ask artists and stakeholders to explore ideas around identity, space and time.
Applicant: Charles Balzan
Reference Number: CETR 184-FN 1912
Project title: Anders Petersen Sicily Workshop
Amount Awarded: €1,585.14
Charles Balzan will be attending an art photography workshop in Sicily with Anders Petersen, renowned for his intimate documentary work. The workshop offers the opportunity to have the participants portfolio reviewed and offers also endless networking opportunities between other fellow students from all over the world.