The Tunisian Confederation of Citizen Enterprises (CONECT) has in a press release published Monday announced its commitment to support Tunisian craftsmen and artists through Italy-Tunisia cross-border cooperation through the “Meditheaters ” project. It aims to enhance and promote the common archaeological heritage, to jointly develop integrated cross-border circuits of sustainable cultural tourism through the creation of a specific “Meditheaters” label.
The aim is to encourage the creation of start-ups specialised in the construction of sets and costumes, to ensure training activities for young professionals in the field of art, management and craft techniques through the cross-border transfer of know-how and to implement the Sicilian and Tunisian tourist offer through the creation and promotion of an integrated thematic tourist circuit, mainly linked to opera and symphonic music.
“Meditheatres” is directed by Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese, as lead partner in collaboration with CONECT and its partners, the Tunis Symphony Orchestra (OST) and the Agency for the Development of Heritage and Cultural Promotion (AMVPPC).
Following a call for applications published in July 2022, more than 50 applications were received and a jury of professionals (from Italy and Tunisia) selected 12 craftsmen and artists (60% women) from 6 regions to benefit from a training and incubation programme whose main objective is to develop skills and access new markets.
In addition, this programme will offer Tunisian craftsmen and artists the opportunity to exchange, identify investors and investment opportunities and learn about the latest trends in artistic production.
A Tunisian delegation composed of the 12 selected craftsmen and artists and the CONECT team will make an economic and entrepreneurial trip to Trapani (Italy) from October 3 to 6, 2022 to attend a series of professional meetings, training workshops and exchange of expertise that are scheduled to create an alliance between Tunisian and Italian craftsmen and artists to conquer new markets.
The Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese, as the main beneficiary of the project MEDITHÉÂTRES – Great Music in Ancient Mediterranean Theatres – co-financed by the European Union within the framework of the ENI CBC Italy-Tunisia Programme 2014-2020, has launched a public call for proposals for the selection of a professional figure to assume the role of artistic and production director of the opera to be staged within the framework of the project.
The aim of the project is to create, in the Mediterranean region, a pole of excellence for production in the entertainment sector, making available to the system the best resources and opportunities offered by Sicily and Tunisia.
Source: Tap News Agency