TIME TO APPLY - workshop on co-creation in opera and music theatre

This workshop aims to foster knowledge sharing and networking among artists in the realm of participatory arts. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own work for discussions centered around participatory practices in opera and music theatre.

Led by An De bisschop & An Van den Bergh, along with guest speakers, the workshop offers valuable insights. An Van den Bergh, an independent expert, specializes in participation and inclusion in the arts. An De bisschop, a lecturer at KASK/Conservatory Ghent, focuses on participatory music practices in her teaching and research.

Through interactive sessions, we provide a platform for personal experiences and address key topics across various modules:

Module 1: Vision & background on participatory music practices
Module 2: Dealing with power differences
Module 3: Artistic-participatory strategies in co-creation
Module 4: Musicians and the social impact of music making

Practical information

Dates: 5-6-7 JUNE 2024
Deadline to apply: April 22, 2024
Place: LOD muziektheater - Bijlokekaai 3 - 9000 Ghent (Belgium)

Application process:

There are 12 spots in total – 10 for artists connected to enoa partner organisations and 2 artists from an open call.

  • To apply you have to send:
    • CV or bio (with, when applicable, highlight on contemporary challenges already tackled during the artist's career) and indicate your previous experiences with co-creation in the opera world
    • Short motivation letter (max half page) to specify your interests and needs you would like to discuss during the workshop
  • If you are connected to an enoa partner organisation: you must contact your sending institution, which decides if they recommend their application. If they support your application, you can apply by mailing to liesbet@lod.be with the contact of your sending organisation.
  • If you are not connected to an enoa partner organisation: you can apply directly by mailing to liesbet@lod.be.
  • The network takes the responsibility for the training fees, the costs of accommodation and travel

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to their personal situation. The enoa network is actively seeking to support artists currently under-represented in the opera world for historical, cultural or social reasons.