We are Europe
TodaysArt is part of We are Europe, uniting eight European partners which organize music festivals and professional forums. The project aims to develop a prospective vision of electronic culture, technology and entrepreneurship, contributing to new social and political developments with an interdisciplinary approach.
Every year, each member festival invites two partners to collaborate on a symposium program as well as an artistic program.
The partner festivals of We are Europe are:
TodaysArt is a founding member of SHAPE (Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe) – a platform for popularizing innovative music and audiovisual art.
SHAPE consists of 16 festivals and aims to support, promote and exchange innovative and aspiring musicians and interdisciplinary artists with an interest in sound. SHAPE attempts to present a variety of idiosyncratic music and sonic art from all over Europe, and provide audiences and professionals with insightful lectures, talks and workshops by experts in various fields related to sound and performance.
Each year, the 16 involved associations will collectively choose 48 creatively strong artists and musicians to participate in a mix of live performances, residencies, workshops and talks across festivals and special events.SHAPE started as a three-year initiative, co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union. Currently, it is entering its second round and fourth year.
The current member festivals and art centres of SHAPE are:
Blockchain My Art
“Changing the game for cultural events and festivals in Europe, by implementing decentralised blockchain-based solutions.”
The “Blockchain My Art” project is an attempt, to explore the possibilities offered by the blockchain technology in the creation and management of common goods in the artistic sector.
The network plans to focus primarily on practices in the field of music festivals, capitalising on their capacity to gather a lot of people in a few venues for a few days. Since 2018, a blockchain-based payment solution is being developed among the “Blockchain My Art” partners. That solution is aimed to strengthen the audience involvement by giving them real-time information about where their money goes.
Blockchain My Art aims at redefining the relations between cultural structures and their ecosystems. The project proposes a performative redefinition of the cultural production chain, transparency and interactions with the audience. A paradigm shift towards decentralised identities, self-empowered digital interactions and transparency. A rethinking of cultural exchanges – pioneered by European festivals like TodaysArt, Les Siestes Electroniques, Seanaps and other cultural partners.