Pitches Esch2022 : Third Session

Pitches Esch2022 : Third Session Match-making ©Esch2022

Productive meetings between companies and Esch2022 project partners

How to facilitate meetings between Esch2022 project developers who need support and companies wishing to invest sustainably in specific projects, strengthen their social commitment and reach wider audiences? Esch2022 and the platform Inspiring More Sustainability (IMS) are organising the ‘Esch2022 Pitches’ webinars, a series of exciting monthly match-makings at lunchtime.

During the second session, which was held on Thursday 11 February 2021 from 1 to 2 pm, six project developers presented their projects for 3 minutes each before taking questions from interested companies. In the event of a ‘match’, companies can get in contact directly with the developers and develop a tailor-made strategy together with them.

Alex Christoffel presented the project FIMOD 2: Découvertes et créations autour de l’orgue, which unfolds as two complementary musical events focusing on the organ. The first part, scheduled to take place in 2022, is the International Organ Music Festival of Dudelange, a series of master classes, creations and improvisations that will be concluded with a final concert during which the audience will be able to award their own prize. The second part consists of the European Organ Composition Competition of Dudelange, which invites young composers residing in the European Union to compose a piece for organ based on the themes of Esch2022, such as the social and cultural fabric and landscapes of the South. An international jury will reward the best compositions, which will be presented during a final concert. FIMOD is looking to secure sponsorship for the prize money or for the support of the trainees and guides who will visit the region as part of these events.

Laura Mannelli and Cedric Fischer presented the project (((CDRL-76))) High Frequency Sonification, which involves the creation of a mysterious web radio, CDLR-76, which will broadcast from two external sites along the Minett Trail. While the precise location of the transmitter will remain secret, the public can at any time tune into the activity of the two sites via the CDLR-76 radio transmission. By developing a new sound technology and drawing on artisanal and industrial know-how, this participatory project will create a sound iconography of the collective memory of the region. The project partners are looking for €10,000 in financial support as well as for support in kind, specifically industrial materials and legal expertise on copyright and exploitation rights.

The project Eden Europa by Man’ok et Cie and Merci Raymond aims to develop existing gardens and create new ones on the Micheville site in Audun-le-Tiche, and subsequently in the 8 French CCPHVA municipalities and in Luxembourg. Working in close collaboration with the inhabitants, the project partners will create a dynamic and participatory route that combines art and gardening. Public meetings will be organised in the form of lectures on nature and the environment as well as workshops around plant life. The project is looking for accommodation with storage facilities, starting in mid-2021 (one week per month) and throughout 2022. Financial support, loan of a utility vehicle, support in communication and material or gardening equipment are also requested.

How to transform a vacuum cleaner into a vocoder? The project metalu.net, presented by Antoine Rousseau, is a creative and digital venture that questions our relationships with technology. It will allow people from all walks of life to reappropriate familiar digital tools by collecting and transforming everyday objects. To this avail, it will offer a series of construction workshops, followed by musical practice sessions. The participants and the workshop partners will take part in the grand concert by the World Wide Domozik Orchestra. The project organisers are requesting €15,000 in financial support as well as in-kind support for transport, accommodation and electronic equipment. Participants are encouraged to use the workshop as an opportunity to clear their cellars and attics and bring their own objects.

Loïc Clairet presented the project Nuit de la Culture 2022 (in English: Night of Culture), which has been forming part of a well-established tradition in Esch since 2011. The 2021 edition will bring together 12,000 people alongside 550 artists and partners. This exceptional events relies on the help of volunteers (art lovers, garden enthusiasts, students, families…). Nuit de la Culture 2022 (in English: Night of the Culture), which aims to reach out to 50,000 people, will unfold across five territories and five transborder events. One of the participating companies is the famous French collective La Machine, who will create a new legend that will continue in 2023, 2024 and 2025. The project is looking for sponsorship of all kinds and aims for broad support from the economic sector.

Daniel Karpati presented the project The AI &ART Pavilion initiated by the Faculty of Sciences, Technologies and Medicine (FSTM) of the University of Luxembourg. Based at the Maison du Savoir, it will offer a programme focused on artificial intelligence that will unfold over the entire year. The general public will be able to discover exhibitions based on collaborations between local artists and researchers. Students will be invited to participate in film nights, slam poetry competitions, competitions against robots and much more. A specific programme of events will reach out to children and their families. The project is looking for IT support (hardware and screens) as well as financial contributions. The synergies it aims to create will make it possible to develop long-term collaborations between companies and the IT Department of the University of Luxembourg.

The next webinar organized by Esch2022 and IMS with other project partners will take place on Thursday 19 March 2021 from 1 to 2 pm.

Companies and project developers wishing to participate can register by contacting Anne-Catherine Richard at Anne-Catherine.Richard@esch2022.lu.

These meetings are part of the Business for Culture Club (BFCC), which brings together all companies wishing to contribute to Esch2022. Open to all and free, the Business for Culture Club allows companies to strengthen their visibility through their support (patronage, sponsorship, financial or in-kind support) by establishing privileged links with the cultural sector.

How to participate?
Register via the match-making platform:
https://account.esch2022.lu/

European Capital of Culture is much more than just a city.
It’s a whole territory.

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