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European Award 2023 Audience Choice is open for Voting!

🎉 We are proud to share that 180° – Laboratory for innovative art is a finalist at the European Award 2023 by Art Explora, having been selected from over two hundred European initiatives. 🎊
Our project, 180° Community Lab, is not just competing for the Jury’s accolade but also for the Audience Choice Award – and your support is crucial. 🙌

Please take a moment to vote for us:
1. 💻 Visit the Art Explora Audience Award page: https://lnkd.in/eFDVFh2F
2. 🔍 Find ‘180° Community Lab’ in the list of nominees.
3. 📥 Cast your vote by November 17th.
By voting for us, you’re advocating for cultural innovation and celebrating artistic endeavors that have a lasting impact. 🙏

✨ About 180° Community Lab:
180° Community Lab is an innovative educational project that offers a series of interactive labs, workshops and discussion forums aimed at engaging students and young professionals in the process of creative development. Our mission is to open doors to new knowledge and skills, encourage international networking and facilitate access to art for a wider range of people. We aim for the project to contribute to the lasting enrichment of Sofia’s cultural life and to become a source of diverse opportunities for artistic development, through monthly initiatives throughout the year.

Thank you for your support – it means the world to us. 🙏

180° is nominated for European Award 2023!

We are delighted to announce that we are among the 19 shortlisted projects of the Art Explora – Académie des beaux-arts European Award 2023! The Award rewards European cultural organizations which develop a programme that enables new dialogues between arts and audiences.

We are competing for a reward of €50,000.

The Audience Choice Award will also reward the winning initiative with €10,000. Votes will open on November 6th.

Stay tuned to vote for our project!

OPEN CALL for music students and young professionals

Deadline: 19.07.2023

Explore the world of real-time expression at our Improvisation Lab. Demystify free improvisation and deepen your understanding of its musical and theoretical concepts. From parametric thinking to reflective observations, discover the limitless possibilities of improvisation.

More Info here!

OPEN CALL for VideoMotion 2023

Deadline: 21.07.2023

With the tenth edition of 180° – laboratory for innovative art in the year 2023, we are thrilled to announce our renowned silent short film contest. This year, the captivating topic is “42”. All festival participants and contest entrants are invited to explore their own understanding of this combination of numbers.

More Info here!

OPEN CALL for art students based in Germany and Bulgaria

Deadline: 28.06.2023

Ready to step outside the familiar in your artistic journey? We, along with our partner Goethe-Institut, invite art students based in Germany and Bulgaria to join us in the 180° Community Lab – Student Lab. It’s your stage to express, to learn, and to nurture your artistic growth. A leap towards your creative future starts here!.

More Info here!

180° Circle Issue 5

The last issue of 180° Circle of this year is out! We are sharing with you the impressions of the author Hristo Kaloyanov, about our 180° Community Lab program, and included few holiday surprises! Check it out!

You can find 180° Circle here.

!OPEN CALL for Improvisation Lab extended!

Deadline: 17.07.2022

The Improvisation Lab is a four-day workshop for music students and young professionals that focuses on improvisation and ensemble playing. With his remarkable expertise, the Lab’s mentor Dietmar Wiesner will inspire participants to create a collective musical work with performative elements, which they will present at the closing event of 180° – laboratory for innovative art Festival on July 29, 2022 at Fabrica 126.

More Info here!

OPEN CALL for VideoMotion 2022

Deadline: 23.07.2022

With the ninth edition of 180° – laboratory for innovative art we once again announce our already well-established silent short film contest. This year the topic is “existinct”. All participants in the festival and the contest are challenged to search for their own notion of this abstract word created by us.

More Info here!

OPEN CALL for music students and young professionals

Deadline: 14.07.2022

The Improvisation Lab is a four-day workshop for music students and young professionals that focuses on improvisation and ensemble playing. With his remarkable expertise, the Lab’s mentor Dietmar Wiesner will inspire participants to create a collective musical work with performative elements, which they will present at the closing event of 180° – laboratory for innovative art Festival on July 29, 2022 at Fabrica 126.

More Info here!

180° Circle

Within our brand new magazine we will share with you the stories of the (former and present) participants of 180° as well as hand-picked exciting news about the festival. In this pilot issue we look back to the very first edition of the festival that took place from 7th to 9th August 2014. Back in the day, we brought to the city of Sofia three events, including chamber music, contemporary dance, theater and digital arts. 

Eight years later we sat with Sara Bizzoca, one of the first participants of the festival, and the co-founder and former artistic director of 180° Elitsa Bogdanova, and asked them a few questions.

You can find 180° Circle here.

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