With the backing of the European Commission’s Culture Programme since 2011 and Creative Europe programme since 2016, ENOA has been working to train emerging artists and promote their mobility, while encouraging the creation and performance of new operas all over Europe. Thanks to its first five years of experience, the ENOA network is renewing its commitment to artists at the start of their professional careers and launching Young Opera Makers starting in May 2016. In a rapidly changing industry, where the role of creation, the development of new forms, the exploration of innovative creative processes and audience renewal are among the major challenges for opera professionals, the issue of the training and occupational integration of young creators and performers is of crucial importance. By offering tailored training courses, consisting of a wide variety of activities hosted by ENOA members all over Europe, and by integrating them into international recruitment circuits, the network aims to give young artists the keys to their occupational integration and international career development. Young Opera Makers programme’s aim is to offer them excellent training, with an interdisciplinary and contemporary approach to opera, enable them to perform and experience creative processes, and increase their visibility and access to international recruitment circuits.
Thirteen member institutions, over a thousand young artists and some three hundred professionals make up the ENOA community.