During a final event on Wednesday October 20, MCICM launched the website artfulparticipation.nl. The website showcases the findings of the 4-year project Artful Participation.
In the Artful Participation project, funded by the NWO/SIA Smart Culture programme, research has been done into artistically relevant forms of audience participation in symphonic music. Academic research into innovative approaches to audience participation was combined with artistic research in the form of concert experiments. Maastricht University and Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (research centre AOK and the conservatory) collaborated with philharmonie zuidnederland in the project.
The website presents experiments, shares research and insights, and offers practical exercises for innovating in the practice of a symphony orchestra. You can browse through the website through different perspectives, exploring what experimenting with participations means for either a musician, programmer, marketeer, audience member, or innovator.
You can visit the website here: artfulparticipation.nl