Where did we get the idea for a European Career Centre for Artists?
The European Career Center for Artists Triple Bridge was created at the initiative of the Branimir Slokar Academy (BSA) and is the crowning achievement of its five years of work. BSA is known as one of the largest artistic and educational European non-profits dedicated to art music. Its work is inspired by the needs and interests of young musicians across the globe. The Academy has always had a comprehensive approach to the development of artists and has centered its work around their artistic as well as personal development. Perhaps this is why the founders of the academy and the creators of its programs soon became aware that while they are raising exceptional musicians, they often lack the competencies for a more independent career development. “Art of success” requires other talents and skills such as understanding the laws of the music industry, social media skills and the ability to leverage digital platforms for self-promotion and raising awareness, networking and entrepreneurship skills and the ability to nurture relationships with music industry stakeholders and sponsors (artist as an entrepreneur), etc. This realization was behind the birth of the idea for a European brand that will help artists understand that the modern world requires them to be virtuosos both on the stage as well as off it. BSA invited numerous eminent institutions that were happy to participate. This is how the Triple Bridge project was born in Ljubljana.
What can we expect from Triple Bridge?
The European Career Center for Artists Triple Bridge is a unique art brand that connects artists to audiences, tradition to the new digital era, business to culture and, last but not least, Ljubljana to the world. In addition to the artistic skills, it offers young talented artists an advanced skillset they need to develop their careers in the modern world. It helps them as they move from being students to the professional part of their lives and opens opportunities that help them compete in the market. The idea for the European Career Center for Artists Triple Bridge is based on the conviction that every artist deserves a successful career and equips them with competencies, courage and confidence. Triple Bridge encourages intercultural dialogue, cross-border connections and closer collaboration between partners, partner cities, companies, sponsors, art lovers and media. Last but not least, it brings art music closer to new audiences. In addition to education, it also organizes numerous excellent music events. Triple Bridge truly builds bridges between different groups that share the same interests. It is based in Ljubljana and the city landmark Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) was the inspiration for the organization's name.
Who are the partners and cofounders?
Partners of the European Career Center for Artists Triple Bridge that also partially finance the project are City Municipality of Ljubljana, Ljubljana Festival and Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Its cofounders include numerous eminent cultural institutions, such as Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Roma, Branimir Slokar Academy Ljubljana, Lille National Orchestra, Netherland Philharmonic Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, Regesta.exe SRL, Regione Lazio.
Triple Bridge also participates in the international Music Up Close Network project that is sponsored by the European Union. The project was created at the initiative of Accademie Nazionale Santa Cecilia from Rome with partners from Brussels, Lille, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Sarajevo, Podgorica and Ljubljana with partners of European Career Center for Artists Triple Bridge coming from Belgrade, Zagreb, Skopje and London.