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Ponava Radio

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Updated 27-4-2022
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Region National coverage
Title of the ProgrammeCulture
Title of the ProjectPonava Radio
Number of the ProjectKU-ACC1-006
Project Promoter

Gardens of Confluence

Project Partner from Donor State


Czech Partner

Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, Faculty of Theatre


Estimated project duration: 12/2020 – 07/2022

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Target group: Public, artists

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Total Eligible Costs

52 810 EUR


47 529 EUR (90 %)

Project description:

The aim of the project is to create a new format dedicated to art criticism and an open discussion platform in the form of a series of audio podcasts reflecting current events on the cultural scene in the Czech Republic and abroad. The project is based on interdisciplinary cooperation of critics and promoters of podcasts / radio programs and other media creators. The planned programs will be created in the form of audio and linked websites, but if the situation requires it, it is possible to broadcast audiovisual projects, reports from art installations, musical montages, and other works of art in cooperation with other artists.

As a promoter of concerts of artistically valuable contemporary music connected with other similar promoters, the applicant has the necessary sources of live concert materials. Meetings of authors, artists and critics will be organized and recorded at the studio or at various other places.

The radio programme, podcasts and related websites will be created in cooperation with the Faculty of Theater of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts and planned cooperation with the Department of Musicology of Masaryk University in Brno, as well as with critics from HISvoice magazine and other music reviewers.

A series of music magazines dedicated to contemporary music and its creators, as well as the environment in which it takes place and its social contexts, will attempt to convey contemporary music and sound-art projects also to audiences that are not normally interested in them.

One part of the programme will be devoted to Icelandic production and several programs to Norwegian and Norwegian-Czech projects. One or two episodes should be devoted to works inspired by the culture of minorities (especially Czech Roma and hopefully also Norwegian Sami).

The audience will be motivated to participate actively through audio messages, e-mails, messages on websites, surveys, eventually articles. They will be asked to send questions to artists and critics before recording.

Students will involve their friends and family members in their bonus programmes, obtaining lay reflections on the works in question.