Shine a Light Award

2020 has been a challenging year for the creative industries.
For this very reason, the IMZ would like to award a special prize to particularly creative actions + initiatives! 

The call is for IMZ Members to nominate any actions + initiatives by other members or non-members which connect people through the arts in times of Covid-19. The nomination can go to people, groups of people, institutions, etc. All genres are welcome!

Send your nominations before 4 January 2021 to Claudia Kruzik including:

  •     Name of the action/initiative
  •     2 sentences describing the action/initiative
  •     2 sentences about the impact of the action/initiative
  •     Link + contact if available


The IMZ Shine a Light Award will be handed over online at Avant Première 2021!



Here are some examples of eligible actions + initiatives for your inspiration:


110 PERFORMANCES IN 30 DAYS IN TIMES OF COVID-19

Salzburg Festival
Confronted with the reality of the Corona pandemic, the 100th edition of the Salzburg Festival declared art to be “aliment + meaning of life”. They postponed the decision to cancel until the last possible rehearsal and then invested everything in making the Festival possible possible. The 30 festival days in Salzburg thus became a lucky moment and a light bearer for the entire cultural sector: Salzburg Festival was possible, after all!

HOME DELIVERY OF DANCE IN COLORFUL COSTUMES

Norrdans dance company
Scandinavian dance company Norrdans performed for free outside care homes + pensioners.
The initiative was a great success! Wheel chairs rolled out on balconies to the improvised stages below outside, sparking an inspiring cultural impact and fun meetings among all generations.

NEW DEAL INITIATIVE BY RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS
Svensk Scenkonst + Teatreförbundet
These organisations quickly simplified rights contracts as the pandemic froze Live performances in Sweden, hence enabling more performances to be recorded + reach more people in their homes. As their work continues, human adaptability to a new reality has now emanated into new ideas on how to reach audiences.

#FREIRAUM – SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT MUSICIANS + ENSEMBLES
Konzerthaus Berlin
With “free spaces for the independent scene”, Konzerthaus Berlin launches an initiative that will give independent musicians + ensembles in Berlin the opportunity to perform rent-free in the halls of the concert house on Gendarmenmarkt in February + March 2021.

UNITED WE STREAM – BERLIN'S CLUBS OPEN THEIR VIRTUAL DOORS

ARTE Concert
Berlin nightlife was shut down. More than 9,000 employees and tens of thousands of artists are without employment and the many places that are part of Berlin's identity are on the brink of ruin. Berlin's clubs, organisers and artists joined forces to launch the world's biggest digital club, streamed by ARTE Concert. The income from the streams goes to a fundraising fund for social hardship cases which can be used to support clubs + artists.

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