The NCG Cooperation Award
Each year, Nantes Métropole and the City of Nantes launch the NCG Cooperation Award. Allocated in the form of a subsidy to project holders who participated in the NCG Forum since 2009, it encourages the creation and implementation of a joint project by young people from the Nantes areas and several European countries.
After the 2014 Forum, 5 applications have been sent. A panel in Nantes selected three joint projects which will respectively receive financial support until 5.000 Euros. The projects will be carried out in 2015.
It aims at bringing European dimension to the free music festival "L’Ere de Rien" which takes place on 17 and 18 April 2015 in Rezé (Nantes metropolitain area). Artistic and citizen interventions will be presented by Belgian and Spanish projects: scenography, live drawings, video workshops, intergenerational activities, making of a video report. Every action is presented to the public in French, English and Spanish. European participants are invited to bring their global vision and take part in the general organization of the festival.
Melos Nova, sketch with tieten met haar, Mediaraven and back at seventeen are non profit organizations created by young people. They all met at the Nantes Creative Generations Forum back in october 2014.
Their projet : Crossroads the idea is to team up and bring all of our special skills at one place: L’Ere de Rien Festival in Rezé, France, on 17-18 April. Thanks to the NCG Cooperation Award and they make it happen! Eleven people will come from Belgium and Spain to Nantes where the team of Melos Nova waited for them. Two days where they will share experiences, create something together and have fun.
Sketch with tieten puts Haar: Six Belgian cartoonists are taking place inside the festival to crunch the audience and tasty atmosphere of these two nights on the banks of Sevre river : A dynamic workshop, live creation, surprises, talent and lots of humor. A great opportunity for the public to discover the independent design made in belgium!
Mediaraven: The Mediaraven Belgian association will send two young filmmakers who will perform a live report and interviews with music bands and with the public. A way to capture the atmosphere of this beautiful weekend ahead.
Back at seventeen: This Spanish project has collected the testimonials of 17 people with different backgrounds, each time with the same goal, to return to their 17 and crystallize their personal vision of a time and of a world in constant redefinition. They present their work and conduct interviews with the audience of the festival.
Solingua - Success speaks many languages
The project aims at launching the first "European network for language solidarity". It aims at creating a group of motivated volunteers to facilitate the communication between associations and people who try to speak the language of the country where they need to live: in Nantes or elsewhere!