TAK Foundation opens a video competition that is part of the European project "Musique est une femme" co-financed by the Creative Europe programme and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The deadline for sending applications is 5 April 2020.
Although women have been writing music for centuries, their output has always been considered less important. Till recently, they have never had the same professional opportunities as their male peers. Nowadays at last, more and more women composers are becoming part of the history of music and feature regularly in concert programmes.
Musique est une femme is a project which aims to reinforce this process. It is a joint initiative by the foundation TAK-Temat Aktualny Kultura /Poland, Handelsbeurs Concert Hall/Belgium, Molyvos International Music Festival/Greece, and the Cēsis Concert Hall/Latvia. The first step is to launch a short video competition. Express your opinion in the form of a short video, or just a meme. It can be a look at the stereotypes, or you could give your impressions upon discovering a great female composer, or you might focus on some interesting details of her life. Decide on your own form and content. The only condition is that the topic must be the heritage of women composers and/or stereotypes around the composing capabilities of women.
The following prizes are available:
- the public prize 650 € (the winner will be selected in the online voting)
- the first prize 550 €
- the second prize 450 €
- the third prize 350 €
The deadline for submission is 5 April 2020. On 9 April 2020 videos and memes will be uploaded onto the portal with the option of online voting. People will have time until 8 May 2020 to vote for their favourite.
Musique est une femme is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Detailed information at: https://fundacjatak.pl/