The ULYSSES Platforms
The ULYSSES Network and its online tools
In light of the fact that young creation in the field of new music is today more active than ever, in 2011 the ULYSSES Network partners began to imagine a new online tool conceived to easily identify and support new artistic propositions at an international level. The ambition was to set a new benchmark in the European cultural sphere, answering to the needs and expectations of contemporary music professionals and young artists.
To fill these objectives, the ULYSSES Network partners created a specific think tank in 2012, in order to define precisely the functions and devices necessary online. The final objective is to produce a one-stop interface specifically imagined for young artists and organizations.
This major online project has been developed in different steps and since February 2014, two prototype tools are available online :
The ULYSSES Network platform
Designed for musical and artistic institutions to organize their calls for applications online and spot the latest talents in the field of contemporary creation, this tool is accessible to all the organizations which may have to select young artists, and to all young artists who would like to apply to one or more calls.
To organize your call online, or for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The ULYSSES Community platform
Designed for all creative persons interested by projects with new music, this open website is conceived as a free online space that gathers new works, information about concerts, festivals, academies, and that allow users to get in touch and collaborate online.
Composers, performers, visual artists… have the possibility to publish their works (scores, recordings, videos) and to promote their artistic careers. Arts and music organizations, festivals, academies, cultural managers or producers can today spot the latest talents in the field of contemporary creation thanks to the online database of new works directly enriched by the artists themselves. They can as well disseminate their events and productions.
Next step to come (2016/2017) : the ULYSSES Platform v3.0
Currently, we are moving towards a democratization of online collaborative and sharing services, data, knowledges platforms, allowing the web user to participate actively in the contents added online. Promoting collaborations and exchanges between disciplines, artists and organizations, the ULYSSES Platform v3.0 will be fully in line with this dynamic.
After spending a few months to observe practices and receive feedbacks from the different Ulysses Platforms’ users, the next step in this major online project will be to merge the two existing tools currently online, delete useless functions and focus on the necessary ones, to produce one new effective tool: the ULYSSES Platform V3.0.
You would like to participate to this online project and prepare the next step with the ULYSSES Network partners? Register on the community platform and get involved in the ULYSSES platform v3.0 work group.