The Carmen Mateu Young Artist European Award, Opera and Dance, convened by the Castell de Peralada Private Foundation, was created in memory of Carmen Mateu, and celebrates the careers of young artists in the disciplines of Opera and Dance. It also contributes to the development of their careers and promotes both disciplines in the European sphere.
The Carmen Mateu Young Artist European Award, Opera and Dance, is part of the Festival de Peralada project, the latter being set up by Carmen Mateu thirty three years ago. The Award aims to be a leading cultural reference point that supports creativity in both fields.
A prize will be awarded in one of the two categories – opera and dance – in alternate years.
The prize will have a total economic value of €30,000. The winner will directly receive €20,000 of this sum (subject to applicable taxation), with the remaining €10,000 going towards the expenses of the winner’s future participation in a future edition of the Castell de Peralada Festival.
15th October 2019: End of candidacy period
October 2019: Meeting of the Specialist Commission, who will select the strongest candidates to present to the panel (a maximum of 12 candidates will be chosen)
November/December 2019: Convening of the Panel; Deliberation and Verdict
First quarter of 2020: Presentation Ceremony of the First Edition of the Carmen Mateu Young Artist European Award, Opera and Dance
As set out in the General Rules, the Castell de Peralada Private Foundation is calling the First Edition of the Carmen Mateu Young Artist European Award, Opera and Dance.
The first edition of the award is aimed at the category of Dance, specifically at the discipline of Classical and Neo-Classical Dancer. This document sets out all the specific aspects relating to this call.
1. JURY AND CALL
1.1. Jury: As explained in the General Rules, the Jury is comprised of two permanent members (the President, Mrs. Isabel Suqué, who will be the spokesperson and who will not exercise her right to vote, and the Vice-President, Mr Oriol Aguilà) and by four jury members appointed specifically for this call in the discipline of Dancer, who are:
• Julio Bocca
• Joaquin de Luz
• María Pagés
• Tamara Rojo
The Castell de Peralada Private Foundation reserves the right to amend the composition of the present jury should the circumstances so require.
1.2. Call The call for the First Edition of the Carmen Mateu Young Artist European Award, Opera and Dance, in the category of Dance and the discipline of Dancer, will be announced on 16 May 2019 at a press conference. On May 22nd 2019, the period for receiving candidacies opens, which will end on 15 October 2019 at 23:59 hours GMT.
The Castell de Peralada Private Foundation has the collaboration of Opera Europa and European Festivals Association in the dissemination of the Award.
2. SUBMISSION OF CANDIDACIES AND REQUIREMENTS
2.1. Requirements for the submission of candidacies in the category of Dance and discipline of Dancer Candidates, who will be the ones to submit their own candidacy, must meet the requirements specified in the General Rules: Carmen Mateu Young Artist European Award Opera and Dance www.carmenmateuaward.com | Tel. +34 935 038 646 | email@example.com Fundació Castell de Peralada | NIF: G 17443011 Convent del Carme, s/n – 17491 Peralada
For the call for Dance in the discipline of Dancer, candidates must have been born between 1993 and 2003, both inclusive and have been born in a European country, or be developing their career in Europe at the time of submitting their candidacy.
Candidates submitting their candidacies must provide all of the information/documentation listed in the General Rules using the form, which can be completed on the Award web page.
Specifically for this first edition, candidates for the Dancer Award must also submit:
• Letter of endorsement and recommendation from a Theatre or Festival that is part of Opera Europa, or from a festival that is part of the EFA (European Festivals Association) or from any of the dance companies associated with a theatre or festival that is part of Opera Europa and/or the EFA.
Likewise, the endorsement may be written by any other dance company of proven international recognition.
• Audiovisual Material
- A video that shows a classical variation
- A video that shows an improvisation
The videos should be sent using the registration form, with a link to an audiovisual play platform (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.).
The duration of each of the pieces may not exceed 3 minutes and must have a minimum quality of HD. The organisers may contact the candidate to request additional information or material.
The rest of the information relating to the Carmen Mateu Young Artist European Award, Opera and Dance, can be consulted in the General Rules.