Oulun kaupungin Lumo-valofestivaali mukana laajassa eurooppalaisessa kulttuurihankkeessa
Lumo-valofestivaali on mukana 18 eurooppalaisen kaupungin yhteisessä kulttuurihankkeessa ULYSSES: A European Odyssey. Hanke on saanut innoituksensa James Joycen Odysseus eli Ulysses -teoksesta. Creative Europe –ohjelmasta rahoitetun hankkeen turvin Lumo-valofestivaalille Ouluun voidaan vuodelle 2023 toteuttaa merkittävä teos.
James Joycen Odysseus –romaanin pohjalta käynnistynyt ULYSSES: A European Odyssey projekti saa lähtölaukauksensa 16. Kesäkuuta, Bloomsdayna. Joycen romaanin 18 kappaleen rakennetta mukaillen, myös ULYSSES: A European Odyssey –hankkeessa on 18 eurooppalaista kumppania ja hankkeen tapahtumat etenevät romaanin kronologiaa myötäillen – Oulun kaupungin ja Lumo-valofestivaali ovat tarinan 15. episodi ja tapahtuman teema tulee käsittelemään mielen hyvinvointia.
“Lumo-valofestivaalille on upea mahdollisuus päästä mukaan tähän laajaan eurooppalaiseen yhteistyöhankkeeseen. Sen lisäksi, että vuoden 2023 Lumossa päästään hankkeen turvin kokemaan jotain ennennäkemätöntä, meille on pitkällä tähtäimellä erittäin tärkeää päästä rakentamaan yhteistyötä laajassa kansainvälisessä yhteistyöverkostossa”, iloitsee Oulun kaupungin tapahtuma- ja markkinointipäällikkö Jarkko Halunen.
ULYSSES: A European Odyssey -hankkeessa mukana ovat Ateena, Budapest, Marseille, Trieste, Vilna, joissa hankkeen tapahtumat toteutetaan vuoden 2022 aikana. Vuonna 2023 seuraavat Pariisi, Berliini, Kööpenhamina, San Sebastian, Cluj, Istanbul, Zurich, Groningen, Eleusis ja Oulu. Lissabon, Dublin ja Derry-Londonderry päättävät hankkeen vuoden 2024 kesäkuuhun mennessä.
Kaupunkitapahtumien lisäksi hanke mahdollistaa 30 taiteilijaresidenssivaihtoa ja tekstin tilaamisen 18 paikalliselta kirjailijalta, joiden tekstien pohjalta koostetaan uusi Europe-Ulysses –teos vuonna 2024. Hankkeella on merkittävä, hieman yli 1,7 miljoonan euron EU-rahoitus Creative Europe –ohjelmasta, josta Oulun kaupungin osuus on noin 90 000 euroa.
“Hankkeessa mukana ollessamme voimme myös harjoitella, miten Creative Europe –rahoituksella voi toimia. Kokemus auttaa meitä hyödyntämään Creative Europen kaltaisia hankerahoituksia enenevissä määrin tulevaisuudessa. Ehkä kulttuuripääkaupunkivuotta kohti mentäessä voisimme olla hakemassa vastaavaa rahoitusta myös itse”, Halunen pohtii.
Ulysses: A European Odyssey –hanke tarjoaa mahdollisuuden kahdelle oululaiselle taitelijalle residenssivaihtoon jossakin hankkeen kumppanikaupungissa. Taitelijahausta residenssivaihtoon ja valintaperusteet tullaan ilmoittamaan myöhemmin. Myös haku ja aikataulu oululaisen kirjailijan valinnasta Europe-Ulysses teokseen tullaan julkaisemaan myöhemmin.
Jarkko Halunen p. 044 7038274, jarkko.halunen(at)ouka.fi
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