RESEO Flash: A Creative Reopening for the European Arts Sector

7 July, 2020


A Creative Reopening for the European Arts Sector

The last RESEO Flash newsletter took a look at how our members had been continuing to work with their communities in the particular circumstances of the past months.

As arts institutions begin to reopen across the world, many are now facing considerable challenges with regards to programming changes, cancellations, loss of income, touring, training and general uncertainty about the future. It is now more essential than ever to uphold culture in the EU budget and to work together to find creative responses to ensure the sustainability of the creative and cultural sectors across Europe.

News from RESEO Members

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan reopened its doors on 20 and 21 June with a workshop concert attended by nearly 200 people! See the photos here

Les Talens Lyriques

After a four-month absence, Les Talens Lyriques will be returning to the stage with Vivaldi’s Quattro Stagioni on 17 July. More info.

Opéra de Lyon

Even in times of crisis, the Opéra is continuing to connect with partners and audiences with concerts in schoolyards, hospitals, social centres and public parks. More info.

Scottish Opera

The young audience opera Fever! has been reimagined for digital distribution during the current world pandemic. On 22 June, over 4,000 people took part in an online performance. More info.


Next season, AsLiCo will offer two versions of their Opera Domani programme. One edition will be based on Verdi’s Rigoletto and the other on the original contemporary opera Acquaprofonda!. More info.

Garsington Opera

Garsington Opera has been working with stroke patients and carers in Buckinghamshire hospitals in partnership with Rosetta Life on a piece on recovery and the love that endures the shock of stroke. More info.

Junge Oper am Rhein

“Creative break”: during playtime, an orchestra musician, a singer and a dancer will explore sound and movement with elementary school pupils to create a short choreography. More info coming soon on the Junge Oper am Rhein website.

Irish National Opera

INO are developing a video series on careers in opera for young people. They have also produced a new podcast and are in the process of developing a VR community opera.

JOiN – Junge Oper im Nord
JOiN – Junge Oper im Nord has been performing the musical theatre piece Lollo in kindergartens across the city. Aimed at children aged 3-6, Lollo explores themes related to the environment and sustainability.

Congratulations to the FEDORA Education Prize Nominees!

The FEDORA Prize for Education is awarded to innovative projects encouraging the involvement of new and wider audiences while fostering social integration amongst the participants.

RESEO is delighted to yet again partner with FEDORA (The European Circle of Philanthropists of Opera and Ballet) to award the 2020 FEDORA Education Prize, which seeks to reward social integration and intercultural dialogue as part of opera and ballet education projects. It is now possible to support the selected projects via the new FEDORA cross-border philanthropy platform, which facilitates international donations in the fields of opera and dance to support the emergence of a new generation of artists and the renewal of the art forms.


Coronavirus: Resources: Arts, Culture and Cultural Mobility
A continually-updated list of resources, campaigns, petitions and sector-specific information for arts professionals compiled by On the Move and Circostrada.

Uphold Culture in the EU Budget
A call for a central place for culture in the EU long-term recovery budget coordinated by Culture Action Europe.

COVID-19 Solidarity and Emergency Response in Europe in Arts, Culture, Cultural heritage and Creative Sectors
A mapping of COVID-19 emergency mesures across Europe, compiled by Culture Action Europe and the European Cultural Foundation.

Creatives Unite
A platform for the cultural sector to share information and good practices.