Funded Travel Grants for 2017
Applicant: Glen Zammit
Reference Number: CETR 01-17-1919
Project title: Norddeutsche Horntage
Amount Awarded: €824.06
Glen Zammit will be attending a master class in Germany, offering conservatory students the possibility to work together with renowned professors, where they can further develop their skills, and receive advice for their continued studies. The course does not focus exclusively on private lessons, but rather emphasizes audition training and ensemble playing. In addition to working on and practicing audition excerpts, actual audition situations are simulated. Such audition training is a good opportunity to prepare for auditions, and to gain experience and routine through simulated auditions, with the aim of warding off nervousness and anxiety that may build up in an actual audition situation.
Applicant: Patsy Chetcuti (obo Moveo Dance Company)
Reference Number: CETR 03-17-1921
Project title: Freedom Prison
Amount Awarded: €1,054
Moveo dance Company will be participating in “Freedom Prison”, a 10-day festival that forms part of the Aarhus European Capital of Culture in 2017. The festival takes place in a former state prison, and artists are invited from all over Europe to participate in this cultural experience. Apart from showcasing their individual performances, participants will also create a final performance based on the concept of Freedom vs. Imprisonment. Participant will display their own performances, and will also perform a joint choreography called the freedom Prison Show. This show will run for two days with approximately 8000 spectators each night, and will take place within the walls of the former prison. Moveo Dance Company will perform ‘Ara Gejja’, which revolves around this concept of Freedom vs. Imprisonment, through the distinction between traditional childhood games and today’s technological games. The freedom experienced by children, as they used to play openly in the past, creates a contrast to today’s static and inanimate gaming children experience on a daily basis. Traditional games are portrayed through dance with specific focus on Maltese games such as ‘Ara Gejja il Mewt Ghalik’, ‘Dawra Durella’, and ‘Bum Bum Il-Bieb’.
Applicant: Evgletta Zhanna Shtohryn
Reference Number: CETR 08-17-1926
Project title: Land-art project and an environmentally themed video art project
Amount Awarded: €924.87
During the two-months Artist Residency in Iceland Evgletta will seek to complete two projects based on the research which had been conducted in previous residencies. The first project is the continuation of the research that had been conducted for a five-part video installation project called “Now no longer – Now not yet”, which was an interdisciplinary work, bridging geology, video art and performance art. In this site specific installation the beneficiary will further explore Earth movements and plate tectonics. The second project is part of the Three Islands projects where water is explored as a by-product of human activity and observed as a driving force for contemporary migration. Here the water circularity will be followed by the circularity of the human journey as a refuge. For this project, Zhanna will perform various water-related activities that also poetically connect to the global sea rise. The artwork will be a mixture of land art, performance art and video art.
Applicant: Charlotte Stafrace
Reference Number: CETR 12-17-1930
Project title: TimeSlips Creative Storytelling
Amount Awarded: €404.05
Charlotte Stafrace will be attending a training course in Edinburgh with Professor Anne Basting. The training consists of two sessions. The first session consists of a lecture at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, which will focus on the positive impact of community-building projects with older people, with the aim of creating a sustainable network to bring meaningful engagement to older adults who are at risk of isolation. The second session consists of a creative storytelling workshop that brings together artists, healthcare professionals and cultural organisations to find out more about “TimeSlips”: a successful international approach to embedding creativity in care provision. The approach which will be explored at the workshop is evidence-based and person-centred, and it is used by care professionals and artists in older people’s services and care homes around the world.
Applicant: Sandra Zaffarese
Reference Number: CETR 15-17-1933
Project title: Participatory attendance at the New York International Childrens’ Film Festival
Amount Awarded: €924.87
Sandra will be attending the New York International Children’s Film Festival in preparation for the next edition of the Little Rock People Children’s Film Festival (LRP), forming part of the Kinemastik International Short Film festival programme held annually in Malta. This festival is entering into its 9th edition this year, and Sandra is now aiming to seek out further innovative and thought provoking ways of introducing the media of film, animation and documentaries to the young local audience in Malta. The aim of this mobility project is to make contacts, but also to observe and attain a further understanding of the organisational and programming aspects of this prestigious festival in order to use the festival as a model for the festival locally. The beneficiary believes that this mobility project would offer insight, inspiration and possible collaborations to further the festival and ultimately the youngsters who will be attending it.
Applicant: Ilona Baldacchino
Reference Number: CETR 20-17-1938
Project title: Devising Dance Performance with adults with learning dis/abilities: an exploration of dis/ability, dance and artistry, with special reference to Opening Doors dance group
Amount Awarded: €573.62
Ilona will be presenting her Dance Studies research at the symposium entitled “The Dance Fields – Staking a claim for Dance Studies in the 21st century”, being held between the 19-22nd April 2017, convened by the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE), Coventry University; Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Dance (CIRID), De Montfort University and Centre for Dance Research, University of Roehampton, UK. Ilona’s research will be delivered in a form of a lecture presentation, where contexts and findings will be shared with others participating in the symposium. The aim in presenting this work is to create a space for discussion and sharing of ideas, specifically on disability arts, on how accessible they are, what training opportunities are being provided for individuals with a disability interested in pursuing their studies or possibly a career in dance, the opportunity for inclusive dance programmes and/or performances. These themes are all pertinent into forming possible collaborations with international practitioners working in the field.
Applicant: Sarah Spiteri
Reference Number: CETR 21-17-1939
Project title: Music for All - Approaches for Special Music Education
Amount Awarded: €1,850
Sarah Spiteri will be attending an intensive course at the Resonaari Special Music Centre in Helsinki, Finland. The course will be providing pedagogical and theoretical training as well practical sessions addressing music education for children with special needs. The course will offer the applicant further training on techniques based on colour and shape codification.
Applicant: Bettina Paris
Reference Number: CETR 22-17-1940
Project title: Internship with Chickenshed Theatre, London
Amount Awarded: €2,000
Bettina Paris has been offered a two-month internship at the Chickenshed Theatre in London, where she will form part of a ‘Performances for Children’ Programme, a vibrant programme that performs all over London. This children’s programme runs successful outreach projects, education courses and other various programmes throughout the year. During her internship Bettina will be working on a number of new projects, as well as on various high profile performances.