OPEN. Il Grande accessibile is awarded the CULTURA + IMPRESA Award and the Special Mention for Digital Innovation in Arts

With great satisfaction, the Fondazione del Teatro Grande announces the awarding of the CULTURA + IMPRESA Award to the project OPEN. IL GRANDE ACCESSIBILE.

The CULTURA + IMPRESA Award is the national recognition wanted by Federculture and The Round Table communication projects that since 2013 selects, rewards and shares the best projects implemented that see the collaboration of companies with public and private cultural institutions. Today, it is considered the most important observatory in Italy that each year also indicates the scenarios and new trends in the relationship between Culture and Corporate Communication.

For the 2023-2024 edition of the Award, the project OPEN. IL GRANDE ACCESSIBILE is the winner for the SPONSORSHIPS AND CULTURAL PARTNERSHIPS category, and the official press release issued to announce the winners stressed that “OPEN. IL GRANDE ACCESSIBILE is the project of the Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia reserved for people with sensory disabilities, sponsored by EssilorLuxottica that, through the Eyes on Art initiative born in 2020, supports projects for democratization and accessibility of art in all its forms. Since 2017, the Fondazione has been opening theater spaces and improving the enjoyment of performances for audiences from blind and deaf communities. In the year of Bergamo Brescia Italian Capital of Culture 2023 Culture as Care has become a tool for prevention and socialization that influences people’s well-being.”

As part of the same Award, OPEN. IL GRANDE ACCESSIBILE also wins the Special Mention DIGITAL INNOVATION IN ARTS. The Special Mentions of the Prize are dedicated to Projects that have most distinguished themselves in interpreting new trends in the relationship between Culture and Business. In the motivation for the special mention awarded to the project OPEN. IL GRANDE ACCESSIBILE reads, “In 2023, more than 200 people attended four Opera performances and one ballet performance with facilitated enjoyment through the use of Sennheiser’s innovative Mobile Connect technology: the app, installed free of charge on mobile devices, allowed hearing-impaired spectators to autonomously modulate sound frequencies by tuning them according to their hearing abilities and blind and visually impaired users to follow the performances accompanied by an audiodescription transmitted through headphones.”

For this 11th Edition of the CULTURA + IMPRESA Award there are 8 winning projects, selected from 123 projects received from 14 Italian regions. The winners, including the Teatro Grande, will be awarded on June 26 in Turin, Italian Capital of Enterprise Culture 2024.

For more information on OPEN. IL GRANDE ACCESSIBILE read the dedicated page.