TRACTION: Opera Co-creation for Social Transformation project shortlisted for 2 awards
The EU collaborative project Traction has been shortlisted under for Impact award by the Association of Cultural Management Professionals of Catalonia (Associació de Professionals de la Gestió Cultural de Catalunya).
The Cultural Management Awards are the awards given by the Association of Cultural Management Professionals of Catalonia, which aim to promote, make visible and give value to the profession of cultural management in Catalonia and its contribution to the cultural sector. The Impact category rewards people, projects or organizations that have generated a notable impact on their environment, whether in the social, cultural or community-building fields.
TRACTION: La Gata Perduda (The Lost Cat)
La Gata Perduda opera is a community opera co-created by the Raval neighbourhood, Barcelona and staged at the Gran Teatre Del Liceu. The theatre developed partnerships between its own artists and craftspeople and those of the neighbourhood, so that the process of creating the opera would be shared and both sides would learn from the other’s skills and ideas. Local artists designed the posters and painted the stage, while the costume department was paired with two NGOs who train migrants and vulnerable women in sewing and design.
The project’s new website has also been shortlisted for an Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) award under the Digital Design New Website category: Co-art: Reimagining opera with communities & technology. The IDI awards celebrate the achievements of Irish designers across all disciplines and are judged by an international panel of design leaders.
Traction is an EU collaborative project that aims to provide a bridge between opera professionals and specific communities at risk of exclusion. As part of the project consortium the Insight @DCU team lead, by Professor Gabriel-Miro Muntean, developed algorithms to give the best playback experience for the Cocreation Stage, a tool that allows multiple stages to perform opera together.