Outreach Programme of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra

Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Foundation
Objectifs clefs de la mesure:

The programme was launched in 2008 and was further developed during the following years in order for the musicians of the Orchestra to reach out to the civil society all over Cyprus. They perform in squares, community and municipal open theatres and cultural centres, schools, various institutions, health and elderly care centres, etc, thus bringing the joy of orchestral music closer to every Cyprus resident or visitor. Aiming at both entertainment and raising orchestral music appreciation and awareness, the programme is composed of popular classics, film music, light orchestral music, orchestrated art or folk songs and dances and jazz music. At the beginning of such concerts there is often a brief presentation by the conductor. Community outreach concerts have free entrance and take place in collaboration with all the communities, municipalities and institutions involved.

Périmètre de la mesure:
Nature de la mesure:
Principale caractéristique de la mesure:

The programme contributes to access and participation in cultural activities by providing free concerts to a broad audience, including civil society in rural areas, thus promoting cultural decentralization and fostering sustainability in local communities.

Résultats attendus de la mise en œuvre de la mesure:

i. Increase the visibility of the orchestra

ii. appreciation of orchestral music

iii. audience development

iv. social cohesion and social integration

v. promotion of cultural tourism

Ressources financières allouées à la mise en œuvre de la mesure:

€20.000 euro per year for about 15 concerts

Principales conclusions de la mise en oeuvre de la mesure:

The efficiency and the outreach of the programme were evaluated at a national level in terms of the number of concerts organized and the members of audiences reached. It resulted that with about 15 concerts per Artistic Season the orchestra approaches new and existing audiences all over Cyprus (about 5000-7000 people).

Indicateurs utilisés pour déterminer l’impact:
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