Weaving is the intertwining of many threads. We want to weave a piece of fabric that is tailor-made for the city. We have to make a festival that suits Barcelona and gives it a new feel. In view of all this, we want to create a type of festival that is appealing, not just because of its – necessary – guest list, but also because of its artistic value, the national and international partnerships, the number of stakeholders and sectors involved, the involvement and participation of city residents, and its quality and consistency. We want to weave a dense network of co-productions and exchanges. We would like great creative talents, both local and from abroad, to create and be inspired by the city and its artists, its residents and its memory. One of our priorities will be to forge relationships with any artists, festivals and artistic events that may be able to provide an answer to all the relevant matters that concern us.
Barcelona is creativity, and we want this to be our hallmark vis-à-vis other international festivals.
The basic principles of this project can be summarised in four strategic lines that will guide the decisions that need to be made:
1. The submittal of exceptional artistic proposals
Our strength will be provided by networking and the complicities that we are able to generate at both national and international level
2. The discovery, dissemination and fostering of the local artistic talent and fabric
We feel that one of the things that we, the institutions, can do is help and foster the creative fabric.
3. The inducement, stimulation and support of initiatives
Cities are living entities. Our project must therefore be flexible and able to adapt based on the evolution and proposals or demands of the players of the performing arts world.
4. The expansion of the social base of audiences and interest in the arts
It is very important to us to help expand the social base of culture. We believe in its values and will make Grec a socially committed festival. We will work for a variety of audiences and will find the right number of spectators for the project.
Writing a programme of events is easy. The hard part is carefully choosing and placing each part so that they all acquire a meaning, compose a whole that is appealing to the public and reveal certain values and complicities interwoven with care, selection criteria, professionalism, dialogue and a certain amount of intuition. We will work to achieve this.
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