The SONIC project
The project title reflects the Sustainable Organ Networking and Innovative Cooperation initiative conceived by the ANO International Organ Festival from Greece and fully and strongly supported by the Zadar Organ Festival from Croatia.
SONIC is a contemporary transnational project aiming at unveiling the historical value of the Organ culture, promoting collaboration amongst young artists and establishing a sustainable model of participation of mainly remote communities at the EU level. The initiative is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and targets youth creativity, artistic excellence, audience development and social awareness. It forms a melting pot of cultural heritage and artistic practices with innovative methodologies and digital tools for networking and educating.
The last SONIC Organ Concert was organised in Syros, as a novelty of the ANO Christmas event organised annually by the ANO International Organ Festival and in partnership with the Little Organists of Syros project.
SONIC Digital Artistic Space Platform
The SONIC Digital Artistic Space is the networking and education component of the project. It is being served on an annual basis via an open call for expression of interest addressed to young professionals on participating in the artistic and cultural activities of the ANO International Organ Festival (Greece) and the Zadar Organ Festival (Croatia). The platform is open to all European artists and also welcomes the ideas and proposals of artists of other artistic domains (i.e. dance, theatre, etc.). One of the main targets is to evolve a digital mechanism of introducing oneself to the two festivals, accessing its educational module and becoming a vivid member of a professional cultural lobby related with -but not just limited to- the organ instrument. The educational activities are provided for free following a two-step-access registration procedure.