Reference Number: CETR-87-20-4433
Applicant: Lisa Camilleri
Project Title: Care and Conservation of Manuscripts Conference
Allocated funds (EUR): 705
Lisa Camilleri will be presenting a paper on Maltese Notarial Bindings at the Care and Conservation of Manuscripts Conference, held at the University of Copenhagen, on the 22nd to 24th April 2020. The Care and Conservation of Manuscripts conference is a biannaul event held at the University of Copenhagen since 1994. It is a much anticipated and ever-growing conference that hosts speakers from all over the globe, to talk about their latest projects, findings and innovations in the field of conservation and manuscript studies. It attracts piers, professionals and scholars from the field of conservation, librarianship and archival institutions. The proceedings are furthermore published after each event and made publicly available.
Reference Number: CETR-88-20-4434
Applicant: Laura Besançon
Project Title: Aesthetica Art Prize and Future Now Symposium 2020
Allocated funds (EUR): 252
Laura Besançon is a finalist in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2020 and her selected work will be exhibited at the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition at York Art Gallery. The exhibition opens to the public on the 13th of March (with the Private View on the 12th) and will run until 7th June 2020. The 18 shortlisted artists were selected from over 4,000 entries and the diverse works include questions about an increasing level of mass consumption, over-stimulation and emotional disconnection. The Art Prize is hosted by the international art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine. It is an annual Prize and exhibition that celebrates innovative works from a range of media. Aesthetica’s in-depth features foreground today’s most innovative practitioners across art, design, photography, architecture, music and film. It has a readership of over 400,000 and national and international distribution. Apart from being present at the opening where her work will be exhibited, Laura will also be attending the “Aesthetica: Future Now Symposium” - a two-day symposium event coinciding with the opening of the Art Prize Exhibition, also hosted by Aesthetica. Through imaginative debates, career advice and cultural engagement, Future Now has developed into a key event in the UK arts calendar. It provides a platform for idea generation through panel discussions, portfolio reviews and key networking events with representatives from different art organisations.
Reference Number: CETR-108-20-4465
Applicant: Ruben Zahra
Project Title: Superbooth - IETM
Allocated funds (EUR): 1201
Ruben Zahra will be attending 2 industry events to network with international operators to develop the export capacity of his work. He will be attending SUPERBOOTH in Berlin, from 23 – 25 April 2020. SUPERBOOTH is an annual trade featuring around 230 exhibitors with modular systems, synthesizers and other electronic music equipment as well as workshops and concerts. He will be attending this event to learn about this platform in view of promoting his production “Kafka’s Insect” which includes modular analogue synthesizers. He will also be attending the IETM meeting in Tromsø – Norway from 30 April – 3 May 2020, as a member of IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts. The 2020 IETM plenary meeting will be held in Tromsø – Norway. This is an opportunity to network with other artists and international cultural operators for the internationalisation of his work. While in Tromsø for the IETM plenary meeting, he has also scheduled meetings with festival directors and theatres in the region of Troms which includes 7 different cities with major cultural events such as The Arctic Light Festival, The Arctic Cathedral concert series and the Northern Lights Festival.
Reference Number: CETR-111-20-4457
Applicant: Euchar Gravina
Project Title: Peter Reynolds Composition Studio (Vale of Glamorgan)
Allocated funds (EUR): 708
Launched in 2017, the Peter Reynolds Composer Studio is a week-long residency which runs alongside the Vale of Glamorgan Festival, in partnership with Cardiff University School of Music. The Peter Reynolds Composition Studio offers composers the opportunity to tap into a rich resource of expertise which will offer participants direct access to a range of composers, including the opportunity to write a string quartet for one of the UK’s leading professional ensembles, the Carducci Quartet - to have this work performed and recorded - additionally, to write a short piece for piano and percussion, which will be played and recorded by the specialist contemporary music duo George Barton (percussion) and Siwan Rhys (piano). Participants also have free access to the Vale of Glamorgan Festival concerts and events which is excellent for networking opportunities.
Reference Number: CETR-97-20-4449
Applicant: Cassi Camilleri
Project Title: London Screenwriters' Festival
Allocated funds (EUR): 1163
Cassie Camilleri will be attending the London Screenwriters' Festival to expand her horizons as a screenwriter and producer. She will be creating effective pitches for her current slate of projects which she will then present to seasoned producers and executives. The myriad networking opportunities will fuel further international collaboration, while serving as inspiration for the creation of new stories. Finally, she will be looking for a distributor for 'Off Day', a film she wrote and produced with the support of the Malta Film Commission. 'Off Day' is currently in pre-production and will be shooting in February 2020.
Reference Number: CETR-110-20-4452
Applicant: Rochelle Gatt
Project Title: Borsa Svizzera Della Spettacoli [Trade Fair, The Swiss Performance Art Exchange]
Allocated funds (EUR): 759
Rochelle, has been invited to be part of the 61st edition of the Swiss Stock exchange - Borsa Svizzera degli Spettacoli [BSDS]. This Swiss Performance Arts Exchange has been a prestigious event in the performing arts of Switzerland since 1975. This year it will take place in April 2020 at the KKThun Culture and Congress Centre. This annual trade fair gives the opportunity to 80 artists, including Rochelle to expose her latest physical theatre production, The Nose Knows. This trade fair aims to provide a platform for the selected artists to promote a 20-minute excerpt from their full production. The excerpt will be showcased on three consecutive days to various international agents, producers, festival managers and artistic directors. Additionally, this is a valuable platform for artists to present themselves to a wider audience. It is the perfect setting for partner exchange, reserving dates, negotiating contracts and bridging new opportunities for the seasonal programmes of Swiss theatres. There will be both established artists as well as young upcoming artists. These 3 days in Thun, will showcase current artistic theatrical activity, making it possible to follow developments and recognise new trends. At present, this is particularly valuable for the artistic career of Rochelle to observe what could be grasped in terms of networking and working opportunities within the genre of physical theatre.
Reference Number: CETR-111-20-4463
Applicant: Claudine Borg
Project Title: London Book Fair 2020: exploration, participation in the activities organised by the Literary Translation Centre, and search for collaborations
Allocated funds (EUR): 539
Claudine Borg will be visiting the London Book Fair in March 2020 in order to explore this key event in the book and publication industry. Several reasons motivate this project: first, as a literary translator, editor and translator trainer, she will be acquiring first-hand experience of this important fair. Second, the Literary Translation Centre (LTC) at the London Book Fair has established itself as a highly popular and successful hub for learning and debate for literary translators. The Centre also offers a comprehensive seminar programme covering a wide range of topics concerning literary translation such as training and advice for translators, studies, reports, information about grants for translation, and discussions focusing on particular genres such as translation novels and children’s literature. This project also builds on her ongoing project which promotes the translation of Maltese literature as the London Book Fair which is fertile ground to establish contacts with foreign translators, search for potential collaborations and promote the translation of our national literature.
Reference Number: CETR-89-20-4435
Applicant: Wioletta Kulewska
Project Title: Hafnarborg Artist-in-Residence
Allocated funds (EUR): 1246
Wioletta Kulewska will be participating in an Artist-in-Residence programme at The Hafnarborg Center of Culture and Fine Art in Iceland. This space has an apartment and studio space on the top floor of the museum’s building in the centre of Hafnarfjörður, southwest of Iceland. The program welcomes foreign artists of various disciplines. The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art was founded in 1983, becoming the home of the town’s art collection. Hafnarborg’s art residency programme is characterised by quality and resolve, as well as making a potent contribution to the positive image of the town and the identity of its residents. Exhibitions and events reflect contemporary trends and movements, promoting significant works and happenings at each given time. Hafnarborg maintains a dynamic collaboration with artists, museums, and other cultural institutions in Iceland and abroad. The exhibition programme in Hafnarborg is diverse and the museum holds 10–12 art exhibitions each year, displaying works significant to Icelandic art history, from treasured artwork by the pioneers of Icelandic art to experimental work by contemporary artists.
Reference Number: CETR-95-20-4446
Applicant: Zack Ritchie
Project Title: Offf Barcelona Design Conference
Allocated funds (EUR): 408
Zack Ritchie will be attending one of the top influential festivals in design and creativity, to gain insight into the latest design technologies, software and design trends. Offf is a key meeting point for freelancers from all over the world. He will be listening to talks by pioneers in the field of design as they share stories, personal experience, lessons learnt and their work. He will have the possibility to network and connect with leading design agencies, designers and freelancers from various fields in design (branding, web, illustration, 3D, animation, social media marketing, etc). He will be attending design talks, specifically on illustration & animation, speak to several designers and freelancers to gain insight on how they keep creative and manage to balance work and life, he will also attend talks about 3D visual arts and toy design. Designers who have designed for big names like Adidas, MTV, Nike and other big names will be there, to explain their structure and process and showcase their portfolios and stories behind their works. He will be learning how to maximise brand experience as designers share client briefs and outcomes, and he will visit the exhibition hall to view the latest trends and technologies on exhibit.
Reference Number: CETR-100-20-4453
Applicant: Steven Scicluna
Project Title: Residency at Brazza Art Residency, France
Allocated funds (EUR): 2000
Denise Scicluna, Marco Scerri and Steven Scicluna are three Maltese creative’s operating in different artistic spheres and currently based in different countries: England, Scotland and Spain respectively. They will be participating in a 2-week residency at Brazza Art Residency in France as the starting point to producing a body of work exploring the concept of a journey as a meeting point of distinct personal point of views. They are also collaborating with the Gabriel Caruana Foundation to eventually show their work collectively at The Mill – Art, Culture and Crafts Centre, Birkirkara, as part of the Foundation’s artistic programme for 2020. This project concerns the ‘residency’ phase (phase 1 of 2) of this project. With all three of the artists approaching this experience from a widely diverse yet common angle, this residency and subsequent exhibition is seen as being a unique opportunity for opening a window into the often fascinating, mysterious and deeply personal world of the process of creating art. While the residency will act as a period for self-exploration, the artists will also be keen to share the insights gained throughout the project's process, with the general public, via the exhibition.
Reference Number: CETR-109-20-4466
Applicant: Shawn Mizzi
Project Title: Angelcrypt Greece Mini Tour
Allocated funds (EUR): 1774
Angelcrypt (Malta) will be playing 3 dates in Greece on March 20, 21 & 22, headlining 2 gigs in Athens and Thessaloniki and participating in a Festival in Trilaka by the name of "Horns Up Festival" together with other important and well established international metal bands. They will be playing live at the Remedy Live Stage in Athens, during a set of 45 minutes and they will also play live at the “Horns Up Festival” in Trilaka at a set of 45 minutes. Over 15 other international metal bands will be performing at this festival, from countries such as Canada, USA, England, Serbia and there are music fans already planning their trip to Trikala from all over the world. Participation in international music festivals act as a gateway to boost their careers. They have already learned a lot from other international bands as to how to improve their song writing, how to improve their setlists, improve their stage show, as well improve their presence on social media platforms. This opportunity will undoubtedly offer the band the possibility to make lots of new contacts, and as a consequence open several doors to other festivals. As in previous travelling opportunities, this would be another big milestone for the band on the international market. As a consequence of the band's international engagements, they have also seen their following on social media platforms grow exponentially over the last years.
Reference Number: CETR-90-20-4436
Applicant: Jake Ritchie
Project Title: OFFF Creative Festival Barcelona
Allocated funds (EUR): 376
Jake Ritchie will be attending OFFF Barcelona 2020, a 3 day creative festival taking place at DHUB Barcelona on April 23rd – 25, where leading international creative agencies and internationally established artists, designers, animators and videographers give talks. Besides the abundance of knowledge from the best in the industry, it is a great opportunity to network, as there will be thousands of creative minds and owners of businesses, not to mention foreign creative agencies possibly looking to outsource work. As a freelance designer and animator, the level of development opportunity is high as the talks will be given by the best in the industry, giving insight into their design processes and their thoughts on the future of the industry. This will help Jake understand which new softwares and techniques he should employ to stay competitive in the industry.
Reference Number: CETR-105-20-4460
Applicant: Ylenia Camilleri-Brennan
Project Title: Cine Gear Expo 2020
Allocated funds (EUR): 1832
Ylenia Camilleri-Brennan will be attending Cine Gear Expo 2020, the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the technology, entertainment and media industry. Cine Gear is held in The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood, CA. The stages at Paramount have hosted many of history’s most beloved, award-winning movie blockbusters and TV hits. Today, movie and television talent continues to come to Paramount from around the world to create their celebrated productions. The show lasts four days in Los Angeles every June. Cine Gear features 300 exhibits, new product and service introductions, 30+ complimentary network sessions with industry leaders, film competition, awards ceremony, special screenings in state of the art theatres and ample opportunity to converse with peers within a studio environment. A series of panel discussions will be conducted by some of the most distinguished members of the American Society of Cinematographers, the International Cinematographers Guild, the Society of Camera Operators and many more.
Reference Number: CETR-111-20-4458
Applicant: Gabriella Davies
Project Title: Abril En Danza Festival (Spain)
Allocated funds (EUR): 1120
Abril En Danza (a dance festival in Alicante, Spain) have invited Gabriella Davies to choreograph and perform a solo and group piece, and to lead two Masterclasses in Spain. The choreographic works will both be 20mins long and will be created in Malta in collaboration with the University of Malta’s Dance Department and performed during the Festival in Spain. Abril En Danza runs for 3-4 weeks during the period of International Dance Day that runs through the month of April. The choreography will consist of 4 dancers who will work in a creative and collaborative process with Gabriella as the choreographer. She will be re-working a previous creation of hers called 'Ack-Ack', a contemporary work which was originally created on the dance apprentices of ZfinMalta in 2017. Her solo piece revolves around the notion of the trail of life, a reflective exploration of experiences with a particular reference to notions of naivety and vulnerability. During the creative process, the concept will be supported through the use of symbolic imageries, reflective journals and other text. The movement material will be developed through rhythmical research and the use of somatic principles Ack-Ack is a 20 minute choreography that presents four dancers experiencing life through the blitz of World War II. Within the mist of fear, loss, starvation and life in shelters, the work manages to bring out humorous and joyful elements through the use of play. The work will take upon a physical-theatre approach in terms of movement quality, which will be inspired from research on Charlie Chaplin. The creative process will take a collaborative approach with four dancers and me as choreographer.
Reference Number: CETR-111-20-4454
Applicant: Patrick Fenech
Project Title: POWER! LIGHT!
Allocated funds (EUR): 1005
Patrick Fenech has been invited by the director of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany to participate in the exhibition “Power! Light!” which opens its doors from the 16 May to the 13 September 2020. The exhibition will show artistic propositions that deliberately concentrate on political, ecological, economic or social statements. The development and use of light as a medium in art will be examined within the framework of overlapping thematic clusters: Utopia/Dystopia; Ecology/Biology; Violence/Power; Control/Surveillance. Patrick Fenech will be exhibiting his work entitled 'Last Word From Paradise', a video and light installation, which will form part of an international show along with other well known artists including Bruce Nauman, Damien Hirst, Joseph Beuys, Christian Boltanski, Douglas Gordan, Alfredo Jaar and others. 'Last Word From Paradise' installation deals with anthropocentrism, which is a major concept in the field of environmental ethics and eco-philosophy. Inspired by John Milton's epic poem 'Paradise Lost', the work brings the audience to reflect on its meditative quality - green moss and water are seemingly flowing from two opposite sides into a void or abyss only to be absorbed and neutralised by a red neon light.
Reference Number: CETR-111-20-4467
Applicant: Karl Camilleri
Project Title: How will we live together?
Allocated funds (EUR): 582
Karl Camilleri will be attending the 2020 Architecture Biennale. This year’s exhibition will try to expand the horizon on the issues of our living together, being aware of potential crises and old and new problems that do not get appropriate solutions, nor often appropriate attention, in the spontaneous development of our economies and societies. Karl is currently in his final semester of Masters in Architecture at the Università degli Studi di Firenze and will be going on a research trip to the Biennale in May 2020. This will be an important visit to contextualise with current contemporary architectural outputs and research endeavours, while being a platform for dialogue and exploration in relation to his masters studies.