Open Call for designing a logo for a participatory and inclusive European artistic project

About the project

By fusing the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice with the famous Arab love story of Layla and Majnun the project Orfeo&Majnun connects two myths which reflect basic, essential human experiences: love, existential loss, and longing.

The combination of the two myths is the starting point for an inclusive intercultural project that offers, on the basis of respecting the different cultures, opportunities for a rich variety of interpretations, mutual understanding and cultural transfer.

As a result, O&M will develop and present a music theatre piece in two parts incorporating an interdisciplinary and participatory community-driven approach. Additionally, O&M will implement interdisciplinary education- and training-workshops, animated by artists and urban experts offering inclusive community-workshops to initiate a collective interpretation, knowledge transfer and development process.

The project connects seven European partners in seven cities and countries: La Monnaie Brussels (Belgium), Aix en Provence (France), European Capital 2018 Valletta (Malta), Wiener Konzerthaus/Konzerthaus Vienna (Austria), Operadagen, Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Festival Krakow (Poland) and Imaginarios Festival Santa Maria da Feira (Portugal) and includes a wide range of different stakeholders and community groups. In order to achieve the following:


  1. a) Intercultural and interfaith dialogue
  2. b) Capacity building & training for cultural operators & citizens
  3. c) Strengthening networks & building new partnerships
  4. d) Attracting new and wider audiences
  5. e) Establishing participatory co-creations processes as innovative artistic models
  6. f) Strengthening social-, cultural-, and urban cohesion


O&M has been designed in closely inter-linked phases and will be professionally managed by an experienced team, collaborating with local networks and partners.

The process begins with the dissemination of the stories into the city, identifying participants and stories, and grows through the workshops and rehearsals leading to the public performances.

O&M will incorporate local languages and be developed and performed by professionals and non-professionals in public spaces and theatres.

Orfeo&Majnun is a European project funded under the Creative Europe framework by the European Union.

Technical and design requirements

We ask for a logo design for the whole project that will be used on every digital and non-digital material produced by the seven project partners. It should express the culture and content of the project – the participatory nature, the multi-cultural aspects and a European understanding (please also see the extended project description). The mark/logo will be used as part of an overall visual identity of the project. You can provide the logo in any common picture format or .pdf. In case of winning the open call, we need high-resolution files in all common picture formats.


The three best logo designs will be awarded (1st = EUR 2000, taxes included, 2nd and 3rdTwo free tickets each for a performance) by an international board of experts. The results will be announced via the partner’s websites and social media channels.


The logo design will be published under CC-licenses. It is expected that the designer/ design agency is granting all exploitation rights to the project itself.. In addition, the project partners have the right to adjust the mark/logo as they see fit.


Please send your design proposals by October 13th, 2017, 12.00 Brussels time (UTC+01:00)  to [email protected]


In case you have any further questions please contact us:

La Monnaie / De Munt: [email protected]

Orfeo & Majnun is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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