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"Musica Sacra International" receives funding for online festival
The MODfestivals have successfully applied for funding from the "KULTUR.GEMEINSCHAFTEN" programme. Together with 19 other cultural institutions in Bavaria, they will receive funding for the digital development of "Musica Sacra International".
The funding programme "CULTURE.COMMUNITIES" is financed by the federal government through the future and rescue programme "NEUSTART CULTURE" and by the Länder through the Cultural Foundation of the Länder. It aims at the digital transformation of cultural institutions and cultural institutions. Minister Bernd Sibler said: "With the funding totalling more than 800,000 euros, our cultural institutions and project sponsors are given the opportunity to further expand their digital offerings and to network more closely with each other. In this way, art and culture can continue to develop in a forward-looking way even in times of pandemic and reach their audiences with exciting projects."
Due to the pandemic, "Musica Sacra International" took place in 2020 as an online-only festival. The experience gained from that, together with tried and tested elements of the festival and newly developed elements, will flow into this year's hybrid festival. The linchpin for all digital offerings is the virtual festival site, which depicts central festival locations in Marktoberdorf and thus creates a link to the activities on site.
In the central area "Programme and Events" - symbolised by the Richard Wengenmeier Hall of the Bavarian Music Academy Marktoberdorf - you can find all concerts and events that can be seen as videos: Livestreams, recordings and archive material from the beginnings of the festival, studios of the ensembles, discussions with friends and much more. Detailed programmes for the respective concerts provide information about the programme and make it possible to read the lyrics.
More information about the ensembles can be found behind the image of the Bavarian Music Academy Marktoberdorf - the place where the ensembles will also be on site during the Whitsun weekend. The avenue is emblematic of the festival theme "Our Earth". Here you can engage with the theme through texts and live discussion rounds with theologians and scientists from various religious perspectives.
The virtual Café Musica serves as a meeting place for spontaneous exchange with a video conference and chat function and thus creates a festival atmosphere. The other elements provide information about interreligious projects, the festival itself and the people behind it.
The virtual festival site will be made accessible to the public parallel to the opening on 21 May.