Applicant: Andrea Riolo
Reference number: PDG-11-19-3852
Project Title: Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive
Amount Awarded: €2,000
Following her participation at the prestigious International ballet competition of Youth America Gran Prix (YAGP) in Paris in November 2018 Andrea received a scholarship to attend the Bolshoi Summer school in New York. The Bolshoi Summer School is an intensive three-week course during summer 2019, it is designed to provide expert training for serious ballet students through unique instruction by leading teachers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.
Applicant: Matthew Stroud
Reference number: PDG-01-19-3840
Project Title: THU 2019
Amount Awarded: €650
Matthew will be attending THU, an annual six-day event covering all aspects of digital arts. The event includes talks, masterclasses and workshops on various subjects from traditional illustration to the latest 3D computer technology. The event will take place in Malta between the 23rd and 28th September.
Applicant: Maria Concetta Cariello
Reference number: PDG-15-19-3858
Project Title: Dance Intensive at Tanzfabrik in Berlin
Amount Awarded: €1072
Maria Concetta Cariello will attend the Oster Tanz 2019 at Tanzfabrik in Berlin. It will be a four-day intensive of dance workshops. The workshops she will attend are THE AWAKENED BODY with Rob Hayden, CATCHING LIMITS with Nadine Gerspacher, and AXIS SYLLABUS with Frey Faust.
Applicant: Ella Vella Cardona
Reference number: PDG-03-19-3842
Project Title: Rambert Summer Intensive Course
Amount Awarded: €1,170
Ella will attend a short intensive course aimed at giving the student a taste of full-time vocational training besides honing her skills in the various genre of dance. The student will be given the opportunity to participate in daily classes taught by experts in the field.
Applicant: Charlene Joan Sant
Reference number: PDG-08-19-3849
Project Title: Lingerie and Swimwear Design Course
Amount Awarded: €1,593
Having launched a small swimwear collection last year (www.churpina.com) Charlene would like to expand her knowledge in the field. This course covers the design processes of lingerie and swimwear. The course focusses on research development, customer profiling, establishing a market level, concept development and exploring design details/components amongst other elements such as trend, fabric and colour palette development.
Applicant: Matthias Azzopardi
Reference number: PDG-09-19-3850
Project Title: Media Composition (film, TV, video game) Summer Course
Amount Awarded: €2,000
Matthias will attend a Summer Course taught by leading composers and orchestrators in the field of music composition. The summer program brings together students from all over the world to study, work and record with award winning music industry specialists in composition, orchestration, production and liver recording. It is a professional immersive experience spearheaded by Hollywood A list film composer Christopher Young, together with Gary Schyman (video game composition) and Pete Anthony (orchestration). It is an immersive program that covers the entire creative arc for film and visual media.
Applicant: Rachel Gauci
Reference number: PDG-19-19-3862
Project Title: International Piano Course in France
Amount Awarded: €1,460
The International Piano Summer Course is an annual course held by internationally renowned pedagogue, pianist and author Paul Roberts in France. Paul Roberts is one of the leading exponents of French piano music. The intensive advanced class course conducted by Paul Roberts and Maria Razumovskaya includes intensive daily public masterclasses and individual tuition, followed by evening concerts. Furthermore, the course includes workshops and classes about interpretation as well as classes about the psychology of performance. Throughout this course, the tutors will be focusing on the 'Années de Pèlerinage' composed by Franz Liszt, as well as other core repertoire. This course will provide Rachel with a platform to develop a thorough understanding of the works. It also provides the opportunity to interact and discuss with professional artists on an international level.
Applicant: Francesca Bartolo
Reference number: PDG-16-19-3859
Project Title: Veneto Opera Summer School & Arte Lirica Festival 2019
Amount Awarded: €1,899
Francesca will attend an enriching programme of Italian repertoire coaching and performances of staged opera scenes from La Bohème, Don Giovanni and Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria. The summer school will provide an intensive programme of study focusing on diction, expression and performance skills, in preparation for a range of public performances as part of Arte Lirica Festival 2019, including staged scenes at Asolo’s royal opera house, Teatro Eleonora Duse.
Applicant: David Coppini
Reference number: PDG-20-19-3864
Project Title: Tring Park School for the Performing Arts Summer Intensive Musical Theatre and Dance Courses
Amount Awarded: €1,744
The project comprises participation in two intensive, residential summer courses, in musical theatre and dance respectively, at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts (TPS). The courses will be held at the purpose-built Park Studios within the grounds of TPS in Tring, UK. The Summer Dance Course offers participants the opportunity to work more specifically on learning and improving their dance skills across a wide range of dance genres, including ballet, contemporary, tap, hip hop, commercial, musical theatre.
Applicant: Yuri Charyguine
Reference number: PDG-04-19-3843
Project Title: Advanced Accordion Repairing Course
Amount Awarded: €1,178
Yuri will attend four full days accordion repairing and tuning course at Accordion Craft Academy in Castelfidardo, Italy. This is a follow up to the Intermediate level course. The course gives accordionists the opportunity to get to know their instrument in detail, learn how to properly take care of it, how to tune it, identify and fix any kind of damage.
Reference number: PDG-21-19-3865
Project Title: Schoolism Live - Animation Workshop, Florence 29-30 March 2019
Amount Awarded: €655
A pellikola representative will attend a two-day workshop organised by Schoolism that will be taking place in Florence. The course will see six renowned speakers delivering lectures about various aspect of character animation. Speakers include concept artist Christian Alzmann who worked on films such as Rango, Star Wars and Ready Player One; Costume Illustrator Phillip Boutte Junior who recently worked on Marvel's Black Panther and other renowned digital artists like Karlo Ortiz, Scott Eaton, Boby Chiu and Crash McCreery.
Applicant: Ylenia Camilleri-Brennan
Reference number: PDG-17-19-3860
Project Title: Tim Corrie: Agents workshop
Amount Awarded: €1,272
The workshop with Tim Corrie will focus on a diversity of topics related to the profession of a Film agent. I will have the chance to not only receive this knowledge from Tim Corrie, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making the experience extremely practical and interactive. His approach aims to present different perspectives and various aspect of a Film agent profession and the client-agent relationship.
Applicant: Melanie Erixon
Reference number: PDG-12-19-3854
Project Title: Sotheby's: Introduction to Curating
Amount Awarded: €1,272
Melanie will enroll for an online course held by Sotheby's, which focuses on the curatorial aspect of the art world. This is an online course and is held over 6 weeks, via Sotheby's top-notch online portal. The course is delivered by Alexandra Schwartz (Ph.D. and MA, History of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), who is a New York-based independent curator and scholar of modern and Contemporary art.