FESTIVAL OF YOUNG TALENTS OF CARTAGENA Public response and involvement of artists, the key to success
When we turn off the sparkle of the recent activities of the dense program - 110 activities in twenty days - from the IV Festival of Young Talents MuchoMasMayo, the organization has conducted an initial review of the results marked by the satisfaction.
Despite its still short career, MuchoMasMayo has been installed fully in the cultural imagination of most citizens of Cartagena as a highly-anticipated event that is beyond the interest of young people to function as an innovative multi-arts festival for everyone with a significant follow-up by citizens of the municipality in addition to a growing number of visitors from outside that increasingly attracts outreach to the festival.
The risky and unconventional nature of the many works of the proposed program have not been an obstacle to the massive presence of public and gaining recognition. Thus, we note the overwhelming success of new proposals as the first Night of the Museums of Cartagena, who managed to drag a huge audience - more than 15,000 people gained access to the five participating museums - which exceeded all forecasts and reaffirmed the desirability to keep this initiative next year.
It has also found the majority of the public the new music festival - Much More Music - pop-oriented rock and emerging national, confirming the wisdom of opting for the song ´Indie´, which endorses its continuation for the future.
The third new aspect which has resulted in a very positive result is the pedagogical aspect of the festival, represented by the traditional importance of the provision of training workshops (12 workshops this year, with an average enrollment has reached 80% ) and the incorporation of a new line, the Festival of Students, to make fluid and permeable relationship of high school students with the artists and the works of the festival, allowing visitors to their centers and the students to the works of the festival.
Similarly, existing sections, as the Conference Cycle - whose audience has increased very significantly - the second edition of the Art Hotel Art Fair (more than 3,000 attendees at a weekend), or the fourth Short Week , reinforced by new sections (Time Limit Certamen, Friki or 18 shorts made by young people) have confirmed their acceptance of and monitoring by a loyal and growing audience, which surely has to do with the quality that each year reach these sections.
It also deserves a special track of the largest section of urban culture, Urban the One World, followed by hundreds of enthusiastic youths, who have both enjoyed the concerts of Hip Hop, and the greater relevance of graffiti (as are testimony the medians of the historical mural painted by the compositions and the impressive work Sam3 St., Kraser and Seal on the ladder and Gisbert Street tunnel), and the dramatic presence of the Parkour traceurs, followed by a tireless army of youngsters in this discipline for overcoming physical obstacles cities.
Has also been very successful participation of the residents of Saint Lucia as a guest Quarter Festival this year. The presence of hundreds of residents in the many activities and facilities that have chosen this area of Cartagena as a popular stage shows and their own creative works (there was massive participation in the cultural evening of Friday 22) confirm the correctness of the festival by offering the inclusion of a neighborhood in the program each year, whose outcome is a lever for population segments usually away from this kind of cultural practices and always surprises with its warm welcome.
For its part, the enhancement program has enabled guests to work as authors no doubt enjoying a growing recognition Rosell Meseguer and Clara Boj and Diego Diaz.
They have worked exceptionally well especially invited educational institutions, such as the work presented in Saint Lucia by the Istituto Europeo di Design and Architecture Contest held in collaboration with the School of Architecture in Alicante, which has left as the legacy remodeling of the Plaza of the Constitution of the Santa Lucia project about ´a neighborhood with their own light,´ which marks the presence of contemporary architecture in a historic district.
Finally, despite the weather setbacks, the show´s closing of the festival (finally moved to Sunday morning), who were fascinated to enjoy the grandeur of the air theater Puja!.
However, the increased recognition that the festival has found itself in such a short time, along with popular acceptance, the interest expressed by young artists in the 161 different projects submitted to the open call for artists from all over the world, of which 43 were finally selected by the professional jury.
The explanation we can give to the rapid success and broad acceptance of the Festival MuchoMasMayo, certainly with the quality and diversity of the resulting program, and with the enthusiastic and selfless work of hundreds of artists, but also with the generous help of dozens of entities and associations (up to 54 different), ranging from shopkeepers to open the Mall of hotelkeepers Hostecar, through neighborhood associations, the Caja Mediterráneo (CAM), the PUST, the Association of Art gallery in the Region Murcia, the Municipal School of Theater and Circus School Malabagic the Professional Conservatory of Music, major museums, art collectives as Tresorg, Tumulto, Rama Blanca, Otra Danza, collectivo Aver, etc., the Hotel NH , cultural institutions - in addition to the Ministry of Culture - like Cehiform, Lab, Center Párraga; media (la Verdad, la Opinion, la Cadena Ser, etc.). plus almost all of the council through various delegations, beginning with the Department of Culture, but also tourism, infrastructure, decentralization, Sports ...
After many months of preparatory work, this has managed to transform MuchoMasMayo weeks to the pace of city life, providing a huge flow of creativity and imagination. MuchoMasMayo 2009 has ended.