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WHAT IS ESCENA ERASMUS UV?

WHAT DOES IT OFFER TO STUDENTS?

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

+INFORMATION AND FAQ 2024-2025 COURSE

 

WHAT IS ESCENA ERASMUS UV?

 

Escena Erasmus is a performing arts project of the University of Valencia, pioneering in Europe, promoted by the Vice-Rectorates for Culture and Society and for Internationalization and Multilingualism, and managed by the General Foundation of the University of Valencia. Escena Erasmus primarily involves Erasmus exchange students and UV students.

The project aims to harness the creative potential of students who spend a year in various European cities, encouraging their participation in the cultural life of these cities.

Their performances, starring Erasmus students and directed by a professional team from the Valencian performing arts, have been presented in over 300 cities, towns, and penitentiaries, as well as at theatre festivals such as those in Almagro, Olite, Olmedo, Elche, Santander International, Alcalá... In 2011, Escena Erasmus received the European Parliament's Charlemagne Youth Prize, and in 2018, it received an Honorable Mention at the 'Spotlight on Heritage in Culture and the Arts' Award by the European League of Institutes of the Arts in Brussels. It also won the AVETID 2019 Award for the best Valencian theater project, the 2021 “Lluís Vives” Distinction - 9 de Octubre Award from the Generalitat's Council for its Valencian contribution to European construction, and the 2023 Honorary Award for the Valencian Performing Arts from the Valencian Institute of Culture of the Generalitat Valenciana.

More information: https://www.escenaerasmus.eu/en/

 

WHAT DOES ESCENA ERASMUS UV OFFER TO STUDENTS?

 

Escena Erasmus aims to establish itself as a productive space for cultural and linguistic exchange, and therefore offers the following activities:

- Intensive acting training course with theatre practices. Recognized with 2 ECTS credits.

- Creation, production, and exhibition of a large-format show that, after its premiere, tours many municipalities in the Valencian Community. Recognized with 2 ECTS credits.

- Occasional artistic activities in collaboration with various public and private institutions from Valencia, Spain and Europe.

- Occasional cultural exchanges within our international network Erasmus Europe on Scene Network.

 

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

 

If you are interested in participating, you can register for the selection tests through the form (Google Form) that you will find HERE.

THE REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR THE 2024-2025 YEAR IS FROM AUGUST 1, 2024, TO OCTOBER 10, 2024.

Once the registration period is closed, we will contact you to invite you to the selection tests.

CHECK THE LEGAL CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE 2024-2025 COURSE HERE.

 

 

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

 

Only students enrolled at the University of Valencia and Incoming Students from the Erasmus+ Program who are staying in Valencia during the 2024-2025 academic year can participate. The approximate participation ratio in the student selection will be as follows: 70% Erasmus+ students and 30% University of Valencia students.

Selection tests for applicants will be conducted before the course begins.

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+INFORMATION AND FAQ 2024-2025 COURSE

 


HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR ESCENA ERASMUS?
To enroll in the Escena Erasmus project, you need to fill out the pre-registration form (Google Form) available at this link: https://forms.gle/SQu5hKnzZSNnMCADA during the call of participants period. Call for participants will be from 01/08/2024 to 10/10/2024.


I AM A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA, CAN I PARTICIPATE?

Of course. Only students from the University of Valencia can participate, as long as they pass the selection tests. The group will consist of 70% Erasmus+ International Students and 30% local students enrolled at the UV. Unfortunately, students from other Valencian universities such as UPV, CEU, or UCV cannot participate.


ONCE I HAVE REGISTERED FOR PRE-REGISTRATION, WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?

Once you have registered through the Google Form and after the pre-registration period has ended, we will send you an email confirming your registration for the selection auditions. A few days before the auditions, we will send you another email with the details. The auditions for the 2024-2025 course will tentatively be held on October 16, 2024 (location to be confirmed) from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (in one-hour groups).


WHY ARE SELECTION TESTS HELD?

Due to the large number of registrations we receive, we hold selection auditions where we primarily assess your enthusiasm and excitement about participating in the project. We also consider any theatrical, stage, or artistic experience you may have, as well as your physical coordination or musical or dance abilities.


IF SELECTED, WHAT WILL THE CLASS SCHEDULE BE LIKE AND WHERE WILL THEY TAKE PLACE?

If you are one of the selected participants, classes will start on October 23, 2024. Classes will be held every Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Master of Secondary Education Building of the University of Valencia (C/ Alcalde Reig, 8), near the Palau de les Arts. The course will run from October 2024 to February 2025. After the training course, students will move on to the production process of the show that will feature in the 2025 Escena Erasmus summer tours.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The course is completely free and fully funded by the organizing institutions. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a training diploma and another for 2 ECTS credits. Additionally, if you join the final artistic production, you will receive an additional 2 ECTS credits.


IF I AM AN ERASMUS STUDENT, DO I NEED TO HAVE AN ADVANCED LEVEL OF SPANISH?

No. You do not need to have perfect Spanish. The classes and activities will help improve your Spanish gradually.


I HAVE SCHEDULING CONFLICTS WITH THE CLASS TIMES, IS THERE A SOLUTION?

If you want to participate in the Escena Erasmus project, you need to consider that you must attend the acting workshop classes every Wednesday afternoon. When the rehearsal and production process of the show begins, you will need to attend almost every afternoon for about 6 weeks. Therefore, we recommend that you do not schedule any other classes during this time. If you still need to enroll in a class that conflicts with this schedule, the relevant Vice-rectorates can provide you with a justificatory document to change groups or discuss with your professor.


IS THE ESCENA ERASMUS UV PROJECT IMPORTANT?

The Escena Erasmus project will celebrate its sixteenth edition in the 2024-2025 academic year. Escena Erasmus received the European Parliament's Charlemagne Youth Prize in 2011 and the Honorary Mention of the 'Spotlight on Heritage in Culture and the Arts' Award from the European League of Institutes of the Arts in Brussels in 2018, the AVETID 2019 Award for the best Valencian theatrical project, the "Lluís Vives" Distinction in 2021 - 9th of October Award from the Generalitat Valenciana for the Valencian contribution to European construction, and the 2023 Honorary Award of the Valencian Performing Arts from the Valencian Institute of Culture of the Generalitat Valenciana. More than 300 students have participated, fifteen tours have been conducted throughout Spain, and it is already being developed in Marburg (Germany), Catania (Italy), and soon in Lodz (Poland).