The Salzburg Festival’s new youth program, Jung&jede*r, features over 80 music, drama, and opera performances for young adults and music-loving families. The program has been shortlisted for the education prize introduced by the European Cultural and Philanthropic network, FEDORA.
The Jung&jede*r project includes opera camps, music academy concerts, traveling theater productions, participatory projects for schools and last but not least, a youth subscription ticketing program for everyone under the age of 26. Through its mobile productions and projects with schools, jung&jede*r invites the entire Salzburg region to become a stage, enabling everyone to experience opera, concerts and theater as an audience member.
The FEDORA Prize for Education is awarded to innovative projects which encourage the involvement of new and wider audiences while fostering social integration amongst the participants.
Solway Creative Fellowship is a program for the talented children and youth, introduced by Solway Group as a part of its sustainability plan in the countries of its operations. Solway Creative Fellowship’s relationship with Jung&jede*r stems from the company’s sponsorship of the Festival’s opera camps for youth. Beginning in 2020, Solway has expanded its participation beyond its support of the youth opera camps to also support Salzburg Festival’s significantly expanded Jung&jede*r program.
FEDORA has established four prizes in total: the FEDORA – GENERALI Prize for Opera, the FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet, the FEDORA Education Prize and the FEDORA Digital Prize. These prizes are awarded to promising artists and teams of co-producing cultural institutions who collaborate to create new opera or ballet productions which reach new, broader audiences.
The prize awarding cycle includes 4 stages: pre-selection, public voting, nominee announcement and the awards ceremony. At present, the competition is in the second stage and is appealing for public voices expressed through the voting procedure described on its website. To vote for Jung&jede*r, please click on http://bit.ly/2uh5Iqs.
FEDORA is a European cultural and philanthropic network and initiative that was selected by the European Commission to benefit from its Creative Europe funding program. This funding has allowed the initiative to launch its European Platform that supports artistic innovations in opera and ballet through privately-funded prizes. All FEDORA prizes lead the way in celebrating new talents and ideas in opera and ballet which will shape the future of these art forms.