Trans-Opera – Increasing local culture and social operators trans-border capacity with opera

What is the project changing?

The Trans-Opera project offers increased involvement of local cultural actors in cross-border cooperation networks and multicultural events. It provides an opportunity to create networks and increase knowledge of local cultural actors. The project has created pilot networks of inexperienced cross-border actors who are increasing their capacity to undertake joint cross-border initiatives.

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What was the challenge?

The general idea of the project is a response to lack of capacity of local cultural actors to create joint initiatives with other entities from the South Baltic area. The project aims at increasing the capacity of cultural organizations/actors from the South Baltic area to create multicultural events and networks in cooperation with cross-border partners. 
 

What is the project creating?

In order to complement the capacity of local cultural actors to build joint cross-border activities, a Polish-German performance was prepared as a model of cross-border cultural partnership, which can give an opportunity to experience how cross-border cultural events are realized by project partners. 

 

 

Project website

Find the Trans-Opera Project website here.

 

Full project description

The project involves two project partners, one from Poland (opera house) and one form Germany (theatre). Associated partners are not included in the partnership. The Castle Opera in Szczecin (PL) has role of a lead partner.
The overall idea of the project is an answer for lack of capacity of local cultural actors’ for creating common initiatives with other entities from South Baltic area. The project intends to increase the ability of cultural organisations/actors from South Baltic area to create multicultural events and networks in cooperation with cross-border partners. As a result project offers improved involvement of local cultural actors in cross-border cooperation networks and multicultural events.

The project’s activities are planned in 6 work packages. WP3 delivers possibility for networking and increasing knowledge of local cultural actors. In the frame of this WP pilot networks of inexperienced cross-border entities will be created, which through WP4, will increase their capacity for joint cross-border initiatives. To complete capacity of local cultural actors for joint cross-border activities building, the WP5 is designed to prepare Polish-German performance as a model of cultural cross-border partnerships, which can give a chance to experience how cross-border cultural events are realized by project partners. Dissemination of achieved results of improved involvement of local actors in cross-border cooperation networks is structured in WP6, which is going to be supported by handbook with best practices/case studies and conclusions.

The main target groups involved in the project activities are:

  • Local cultural actors from Zachodniopomorskie (Poland) and Vorpommern (Germany),
  • Cultural entities, NGOs from cultural sector from South Baltic area,
  • General public from South Baltic area (Zachodniopomorskie - Poland, Vorpommern - Germany),
  • Enthusiasts of theatre, opera, visual arts, dance and music arts.
Project total eligible budget
320 383,31 EUR
ERDF
272 325,81 EUR
Project start date
21 Nov 2016
Project end date
31 Oct 2018
Lead partner
Name: Castle Opera in Szczecin
www.portal.opera.szczecin.pl
Address: Korsarzy 34, 70-540 Szczecin
Region/Subregion: Miasto Szczecin
Country: Poland
 
Project partner
Name: Theatre of Vorpommern
Address: Anklamer Straße 106, 17489 Greifswald
Region/Subregion: Landkreis Vorpommern-Greifswald
Country: Germany 
 
Category of intervention
096 Institutional capacity of public administrations and public services related to implementation of the ERDF or actions
supporting ESF institutional capacity initiatives