Network for change
Bjcem, Association pour la Biennale des Jeunes Créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, is supported, for a three year period, by the Creative Europe Programme, in the framework of the Culture Sub-programme – Support to European networks.
The main objectives of the support for European networks are:
– to offer co-financing in order to implement activities aiming at strengthening the capacity of the cultural and creative sectors to operate trans-nationally and internationally and to adapt to change;
– to offer co-financing with a view to achieving the general objectives of fostering and promoting cultural and linguistic diversity and strengthening the competitiveness of the cultural and creative sectors, also through the promotion of innovation
Goal and activities
Based on the firm belief that art and young people are essential keys for the rising of pacific relations and sustainable development in the Euro-Mediterranean area, the main aim of BJCEM is to promote the youth contemporary creation and creativity by offering young artists different opportunities to produce and showcase their works in every artistic and creative field. Also, BJCEM fosters their training and education by creating opportunities to enhance their competence and professionalism, such as meetings and workshops with professionals in the art field. Strongly related to this point, another key objective is to support the artists’ mobility through Europe and the Mediterranean area, thus contributing to widen the artists’ experiences, skills and know-how, and to the circulation of culture and art in the above-mentioned area.
In order to achieve those goals, BJCEM will organise in the following three years several activities.
The most important, according to its dimensions and international range, is certainly Mediterranea 17, Young Artists Biennale, a multi-disciplinary itinerant event where young artists from different Countries are invited to showcase their works and to gather together, sharing their cultural experiences, thus giving added value to the cultural, artistic and linguistic diversity in Europe and the Mediterranean. The event will take place in Milan, Italy, at Fabbrica del Vapore, 4 Procaccini Street, from October 22nd to November 22nd 2015, bringing together more than 300 artists, that will be present in town from October 22nd to October 25th.
The Biennale will be forerun and followed by several parallel events, organized locally by the members, which, beyond representing another opportunity for the artists, are fundamental to raise and develop the attention of the audience on the network. Moreover, the Biennale offers opportunities that enable cultural and creative players to develop international cooperation and to internationalize their artistic production, careers and activities.
Those activities pursue the objective to generate repercussions outside the network, allowing all the actors involved to benefit from the establishment of new contacts and opportunities.
BJCEM fosters the constant update of members’ skills and know-how: the institutional meetings of the network, besides defining the rules of the Association and its activities, are a fundamental occasion for the exchange of best practices and opportunities. Moreover, BJCEM offers the members its support to implement their fundraising activities: it constantly monitors opportunities and supports the members in the submission of the grants.