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: 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: 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: 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.
Applicant: Melanie Erixon
Reference number: PDG-12-19-3854
Project Title: Sotheby's: Introduction to Curating
Amount Awarded: €1,307
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.
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.
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: Davide Tucci
Reference number: PDG-24-19-4007
Project Title: Acting Intensive at Pinewood Studios London
Amount Awarded: €2,000
Davide Tucci will undergo a mentoring programme with acting and dialect coach Mel Churcher, at Actor’s Studio in Pinewood Studios, London. Davide was accepted to join Churcher’s one week segment out of the Masterclass in Screen Acting, at Pinewood Studios and also benefit from exclusive one-to-one sessions during his stay together with follow ups online through video conferencing with Churcher to further expand on voice and dialect work.
Applicant: Sarah Michelle Attard
Reference number: PDG-02-19-3940
Project Title: Intensive Industry Grade Level Stunt Action Course
Amount Awarded: €2,000
After working in the international film industry for the past 11 years, Sarah Michelle Attard will follow an Intensive Industry Grade Level Stunt Action Course offered by the European Stunt School in Copenhagen. The course covers the different kind of action stunts used for feature films all over the world such as full body burns, high falls, fighting skills, horse skills, weaponry and fire arms for film, SWAT tactical training, stunt rigging, aerial acrobatics, special effects and precision driving.
Applicant: Josianne Mamo
Reference number: PDG-23-19-4006
Project Title: Participation at the New York Pitch Conference
Amount Awarded: €2,000
Josianne Mamo is participating at The New York Pitch Conference. The conference is aimed at writers with a complete novel manuscript, and will give the participants the opportunity to network directly with acquisition editors from major international publishing houses. The conference has three stages; pre-conference assignments designed as diagnostics tools for story and character development, a professional development workshop aimed at mastering the novel pitch in a group setting, and pitching the completed novel to three acquisition editors or publishers from major publishing houses in the US.
Applicant: Clara Galea
Reference number: PDG-12-19-3994
Project Title: Participation in Ticino Musica Festival 2019
Amount Awarded: €1,094
Clara Galea will take part as an active participant in flautist Andrea Oliva's masterclasses in the Ticino Musica Festival in Lugano, Switzerland. The class runs at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano. As a student in Oliva's class, the beneficiary will prepare between five and six pieces of flute repertoire, and several orchestral excerpts, that the group will work on together across the ten days. The festival not only offers daily masterclasses and interaction with internationally-acclaimed tutors, but also provides the opportunity for participants to take part in different chamber music ensembles. This creates room for networking and building connections with musicians from different countries.
Applicant: Marta Vella
Reference number: PDG-26-19-4009
Project Title: SITI Summer Training Workshop
Amount Awarded: €2,000
Marta Vella will attend an intensive workshop that includes rigorous physical work, theoretical research, and the generation and performance of new work by each participant. The program’s objective is to develop courageous theatre artists who are able to integrate new influences from many disciplines into their work. The curriculum is designed for pre-professional and professional artists. Major theories from art forms such as music, painting, and architecture are applied to the creation of new work for the stage. This work involves cross disciplinary cooperation and the application of new ideas and approaches. Participants will also be expected to generate and perform in compositions.
Applicant: Ana Tortell
Reference number: PDG-18-19-4000
Project Title: Rosella Hightower Intensive Summer Course 2019
Amount Awarded: €1,411
The Rosella Hightower Intensive Summer Course is a week long course in Cannes in one of the more prestigious ballet and contemporary schools. It will consist of several classes a day of classical ballet and contemporary dance. This course is a widely recommended summer course for young dancers who aim to become professionals as it provides an insight to how things would work in a school or long-term program that develops students who want to take up dancing as a career. Furthermore, it offers exposure to several different ballet and contemporary masters and thus acts as a very good opportunity to receive offers and acceptances to the school/other programs it offers.
Applicant: Destiny Casa
Reference number: PDG-03-19-3952
Project Title: Brussels International Ballet Summer Intensive
Amount Awarded: €2,000
Brussels International Summer Intensive Program 2019 is a unique opportunity to work with world famous guest teachers with one on one support. The course welcomes talented dancers internationally after they have been chosen to attend by a very attentive audition which is judged by Anderson Santana, the director and founder of the school. Students will have the opportunity to train as full-time dancers for two weeks, which will help them grow as dancers and develop their full potential. During the course, promising dancers will also have the opportunity to audition for the Brussels International Ballet which is the best school of ballet in Brussels, to become professional ballet dancers and to have a dance career.
Applicant: Ylenia Camilleri-Brennan
Reference number: PDG-29-19-4012
Project Title: Fest - Training Ground
Amount Awarded: €931
With over 30 masterclasses, workshops and ateliers lectured by some of the film industry’s most celebrated professionals, FEST - Training Ground offers a platform for filmmakers, film professionals and film students to develop their skills and share their experiences in a friendly environment. The program of Training Ground includes experts and topics that cover a wide variety of subjects, including film directing, production, scriptwriting, cinematography, editing, sound design, production design, acting, casting, non-fiction filmmaking, makeup, distribution, financing and much more. Each participant can tailor their individual program according to their interests and priorities.
Applicant: Sarah Vella
Reference number: PDG-22-19-4004
Project Title: Orford Music Academy
Amount Awarded: €680
The ‘Orford Music Academy’ has become one of the most “prestigious” classical music programmes in Canada, bringing students together from all around the world. Set in the “heart of Mont-Orford National Park”, the Academy offers master classes with distinguished tutors in a variety of disciplines. The Orford Music Festival also hosts a variety of world-renowned musicians in concert, among whom one may mention Marc-Andre Hamelin, Olga Kern and Charles Richard-Hamelin. In addition to receiving one-to-one coaching with an assigned tutor on a daily basis, the academy offers concert platforms both on-site as well as in other locations close to Orford: through the ‘Rising Stars’ and the ‘Orford on the road’ concert series. The academy also allows the possibility of attending masterclasses conducted by other tutors, as well as to follow conferences and workshops addressing key issues. Sarah Vella will be attending masterclasses with Jimmy Brière, who is a well-known Quebecois pianist and professor at the University of Montreal.
Applicant: Roderick Camilleri
Reference number: PDG-20-19-4002
Project Title: Curatorial Perspectives: Art beyond the museum and the gallery
Amount Awarded: €1,800
This course is offered by the Royal Academy of Arts, it is designed to give participants a not only an understanding of the language and ideas behind curation but also enables them to apply those ideas in a variety of real-world contexts. The knowledge provided in this course is transferable and relevant whether you work in a large or small institution, in the public or private sector, or whether your interest is in contemporary or historical curating.
Applicant: Nadia Vella
Reference number: PDG-31-19-3977
Project Title: Veneto Opera Summer School - The art of sung Italian
Amount Awarded: €1,633
Through an audition process Nadia Vella has been accepted in the role of Donna Elvira and soloist, onto the following programme: Veneto Opera Summer School & Arte Lirica Festival 2019 for singers, pianists and instrumentalists in Bassano Del Grappa and Asolo, Italy. Nadia Vella will follow an enriching programme of coaching, masterclasses and performances including staged opera scenes from La bohème, Don Giovanni and Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria. She will also participate in coaching masterclasses led by Melofonetica Founder, Dr. Matteo Dalle Fratte, fascinating short lectures on The Melofonetica Method, and tailored one-to-one music coaching with experienced coaches.
Applicant: Federica Coleiro
Reference number: PDG-25-19-4008
Project Title: Summer Dance Course at Tring Park School for Performing Arts
Amount Awarded: €451
This Summer Dance Course at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is a residential course spread out over four full days. It offers dance students an opportunity to work intensively on current skills and to experience a wide range of dance genres including, Classical Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary Dance. In addition to dance classes, this opportunity involves a talent contest in the on-site Markova Theatre.