Effea residency winners with the vocal group Cantoría

Effea residency winners with the vocal group Cantoría
The Perelada Festival winner of one of the Effea residences with the vocal group Cantoría

The results of Call #3 are now out: 57 residencies will be supported by the third round of the European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists (EFFEA), an initiative of the European Festivals Association (EFA). Festival Perelada is the leading Festival with the residency of the vocal group CANTORÍA, in partnership with Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht (NL), Festival d’Ambronay (FR), Brighton Early Music Festival (UK), and All Improviso (PL) Music

 The third round of EFFEA grants will support 57 artists (individuals or collectives) and 159 festivals from 35 countries, proposing to work across 18 artistic disciplines. The 57 projects were selected in two categories of residencies, Discovery and Springboard, receiving respectively €8.000 and €15.000. Throughout Europe and beyond, artists and festivals will work on their residency programmes between 1 June 2024 and 31 May 2025.

Cantoría is a vocal ensemble specialized in the performance of vocal polyphony from the Iberian Golden Age repertoire. The freshness, the youthness and closeness have become in the distinctive traits of this ensemble, that begins to build a notable national and international career. The musical group Cantoría (2016), conducted by Jorge Losana, will be part of next year's programme of the Easter edition of the Peralada Festival, after having already been part of last year's, the first time this version of the festival was celebrated. The third edition will be held on 17, 18 and 19 April 2025 with the epicentre once again being in the Carmen Church. Cantoría will offer the cycle of cantatas composed by the German-Danish organist Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) gathered under the title Membra Jesu Nostri, one of the landmarks of 17th century religious music.

EFFEA is a project led by the European Festivals Association (EFA) that offers emerging artists a platform to develop their career on an international level under the wings of arts festivals. EFFEA is an invitation for co-operation between festivals across borders to support emerging artists. Co-produced by a leading festival in collaboration with partner festivals, each from a different eligible country, the residency provides emerging artists with dedicated time, space and support to explore their ideas and creative projects, whether original works or the evolution of existing ones. Within this framework, artists forge intimate ties with festival programmers, emphasising a commitment beyond a singular presentation. The goal is to establish lasting and meaningful connections between artists, festivals, and audiences.


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