Green Tales Project: Kick-off Meeting

On 16 and 17 April, the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (IYMF) team welcomed to its Brussels offices representatives of all the partners involved in the Green Tales project, an innovative European project funded by the Erasmus+ programme and for which the IYMF is responsible for overall coordination. Green Tales is aimed at primary school children at the four cardinal points of Europe, who will create tales centred on the four elements of nature, with the help of storytelling artists, musicians and visual artists, to highlight the importance of respecting and preserving the environment. During the project, the children and their teachers will also be introduced to digital techniques that can be used in art. At the kick-off meeting, Bianca Rubino, Project Manager of the Green Tales project and head of European projects at the IYMF, presented the philosophy and challenges of the project as well as the responsibilities of everyone involved, assisted by Lucía del Pico Carmona for the graphic and organisational aspects.

The first day was devoted to the project’s administrative and financial tasks, supervised by Bernard Carmon, who was more specifically responsible for the consortium’s financial aspects.The second day focused on the artistic and educational content of the project, with an explanation of the digital aspects to be put in place under the guidance of Yann Bonin, an expert in animated film, and Thierry Van Roy, the music producer in charge of the music and sound design for the films to be produced. Dina Sensi was also involved in the ongoing evaluation of the project.

This first meeting brought together all the partners from very different backgrounds: Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Iceland, Turkey and Belgium. It created a group spirit and an enthusiastic motivation to work together that will give rise to some fine artistic achievements, including several slide shows and an animated film intended to be screened in various contexts related to the environment.

Stay tuned, because you’ll soon be able to find out more about the project’s website and initial activities, including training for the project’s artists in Normandy and the various stages of creation through storytelling.