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Creativity is Discovery – the 4th edition 2017

Switch on Your Creativity has become concretely a real cross cultural and well framed accelerator for youth creativity and it’s ready to sustain many projects for the next year introducing Milan as preferential frame to develop international contents on diversified creative sections with the topic “Creativity is Discovery”

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20161012_195035_014For the new edition the Charter of Values for Youth Creativity created on 2015 during Milan EXPO still represents the core-contents of the initiative. For 2017 these values will be officially introduced during two important partnered events abroad: the Italian Film and Arts Festival of Seoul and during first edition of Milan Osaka Youth Creativity Day promoted by  our organization Asian Studies Group in collaboration with Italian Institute of Culture in Osaka. At the same time these international events will be preferential occasion to present and promote some creative contents approved and presented in Italy during the 4th edition on 2017.

Switch on Your Creativity  started as international contest promoted on 2013 by Asian Studies Group in occasion of Milano EXPO 2015 but from last edition has become a multi-platform incubator with many activities realized with introduction of experts, supporters, funds, locations and services.

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The current edition includes six different sections where it’s possible for youth creative personalities (individuals, organizations, schools, associations, foundations etc) to present initiatives that concern cross cultural dimension (like europe and asia on dialogue and mutual cooperation or comparison between europe and asia) and follow  the principles of our Charter of Values for Youth Creativity.

We’ll consider the initiatives that include the following elements for those concerns creative elements

  • contemporary art & photography
  • music
  • innovation
  • short movie
  • fashion & design
  • show & dance

As part of our NPO’s activity we examine all the requests of support for the realization of the projects  and we select those meet our feasibility ‘s scheme according with sponsors and institutions interested to follow specific contents.

In particular, contact us to present your artistic and creative project to be realized in Milan if you need

  • Promotion
  • Services (concept, production, post production)
  • Location
  • Management
  • Interpreters
  • Funding and Production
  • Counseling
  • Improvement of attendance
  • Support to introduce and realize the same project abroad (East Asia)

20161012_195432_006For 2017 our organization Asian Studies Group decided to inaugurate a new platform called Force for Creativity, Art and Innovation. The fund consist of amount collected basically by annual membership subscriptions or sales of services made by our organization. First of all the fund support the organization of conclusive Gala Night when some projects receive special mention for particular costitutive factors and “The international dialogue between cultures, Europe and Asia on dialogue” Award is assigned. Beyond that the fund is also a collector for sponsors or institutions that want to support our mission.

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Fill the form to contact our staff if you want to cooperate with us and start being part of the creative network of operators who choose to cooperate in Switch on Your Creativity. Your iniziative will be examined and classified to join our 4th edition.

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Milan and Creativity: International Dialogue between Cultures Award 2016

The Charter of Values for Youth Creativity inaugurated during Milano EXPO 2015 is our guidance to develop, promote, realize and finally judge creative contents for our international contest.

For the third edition, just celebrated few days ago in Milan at Novotel Milano Nord Ca’ Granda, we decided to present a selection of projects have been considered very   important according with four core-points of our charter.

Beyond introducing officially the six categories that will characterize Switch on your creativity by now (Contemporary Art, Music and Show, Short Movie, Creative Composition, Fashion & Design, Creativity as Innovation for Companies)  we assigned three different  awards to creative projects supported by our format and that have been considered fully connected with our cross cultural aims.

Because of the origin of our incubator for youth creativity and our intention to promote at the same time the contents, the supporters and the city (Milan), all the projects that we introduce have taken place in Milan during the last year of activity (from september 2015 until summer 2016)

Contemporary Art Section – supported by Fondazione Luciana Matalon

Europe Asian on Dialogue – International Dialogue Between Cultures, best project for full correspondence  with the contest’s topic to:

Collettivo C13 with De Rerum Mirabilia 

(Italy- Japan’s cooperation)

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Show & Dance – supported by Novotel – Accor Hotels

Europe Asian on Dialogue – International Dialogue Between Cultures,  assigned for best involvement of youth participation to:

Asia Dance Voice Contest – Soul Art Company

(Italy – France – Korea’s cooperation)

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Europe Asian on Dialogue – International Dialogue Between Cultures,  assigned for best cross cultural content for Europe-Asia relations to:

Europe & Asia in Music – supported  by Expoincittà and managed by Garden Blaze Talents Management 

(Italy, China, Japan, Korea’s cooperation)

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For the third edition we decided to assign the award for best supporter of Youth Creativity in Milan, JAL – Japan Airlines that is continuously supporting us as sponsor from the first edition.

“thanking to support our projects, travels and dreams between Europe and Asia”

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During the Gala Night,  Ms. Elena Negri received the Best Supporter Award

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During the Gala Night we presented also other projects and creative contents and we mentioned new guidelines for development of new edition that will be presented until the end of 2016  with official introduction of institutions and partners.

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The Gala Night – Live Performance Redsky & Butoh Dance

As we mentioned in the previous post the third edition of Switch on Your Creativity is going to get conclusion in the Gala Night on 12 of October 2016 but our incubator for youth creativity in Milan is collecting already lot of enthusiasm and proposals for the new edition.

That’s why we decided to invite some special guests during the Gala Night to celebrate special performances that will introduce new perspective of creative projects between Europe and Asia for the next edition 2017.

For Music and Show section we are very glad to present first ever in institutional event  in Milan the music performance of Redsky  with “Butoh Dance Contribute” by  Marek Janson Islaib.

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Switch on Your Creativity examined contents and creative profile of this italian artist and considering the large number of followers who are constantly appreciating videos and online performances as long as youth participation on comments and  online creative campaigns boosted through Official You Tube Channel, it has been judged as innovative content for our Music & Show section.

Asian Studies Group decided to support the artistic project that will see Redsky protagonist in special tour with performances in Japan. As we’ve done for other artists we’ll propose some promotional opportunities between Milan and Japan to make the artistic experience of Redsky dynamic and successful as much as possible.

If you are a follower of Redsky’s channel you can apply for free ticket to join the Gala Night  and aperitif-dinner with performers. registration available at following link

https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-switch-on-your-creativity-3rd-edition-the-gala-night-in-milan-28315921684

Milan and Chinese Creativity: “SENZA” The New Fashion Brand

We are pleased to announce a new entry for Fashion & Design Section of our international contest about Creativity developed by Asian Studies Group.

CM Design studio founded by Jin Ma from Nanjing and Chen Bi Hong from Hunan in Milan is the new joiner of the contest Switch on Your Creativity for fashion & design section. In fact these two young chinese creatives are producing the  first collection of new fashion brand created following our topic “Kaleidoscopic Nature”.

This experience also realizes a concrete perspective of cross-cultural cooperation about creative industry in Milan exactly as promoted by our Charter of CM studio logoValues for Youth Creativity.

jin ma greyThese two designer studied in Milan (IED and Domus Academy) after some international experiences (in Japan) and they want to pursue a creative study about fashion keeping clear perception of that home country represents for them as much as they feel italians for those aspects that concern style and way of living.

The observers of Asian Studies Group who confirm the pertinence of each creative proposal coming for the third edition of the contest, accepted to include the kick start of “SENZA” , the new fashion brand developed by CM Design, into official promotion of the creative contents for fashion and design section that are competing for the “International Dialogue among Cultures Award” by Switch on Your Creativity.

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The new “SENZA”  collection for woman consist of 17 articles, the number 1 in chinese numerology represent the origin of everything with important connection with nature and 7 in biblic and western tradition got lot of meanings about man and his relation with God. As cross cultural conjunction between Italy and China through Fashion could be perfectly represented by number 17.

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The official presentation of SENZA collection in Milan will take place in special location supported by our organization and it will be not only a glamorous event in perfect fashion night’s style typical of Milan but it will be the perfect occasion to present the deep study senza studio orangeamong shapes, colors and technique and it will reveal the presence of dynamic generation of chinese people who are anxious to be part of our Made in Italy system. They started as students but now they are approaching professional life in Milan and they wanna be part of the italian excellences.

For this first collection the research has been focused on “body links”,  well framed analysis of those parts, shapes, configurations specifically owned by nature and at the same time developed in different ways for the human sphere, it’s something that keep natura and humanity well connected like common genoma: Keep the act of the nature on pursuing your daily style

Because we love to sustain cross cultural creativity when it represents a positive and concrete improvement for our city and country we definitely want to be part of this new venture.

Stay tuned for more info about official presentation of SENZA in exclusive for Switch on Your Creativity.

 

Performing with creativity: the Asian Dance & Voice Contest in Milan

The third edition of Switch On Your Creativity  is a platform to develop and promote well framed creative and dynamic contents concerning cross cultural dialogue on topic titled “kaleidoscopic nature”.

As we have already introduced on informative page of this website, for the current edition we decided to select contents, events and projects following six different categories.

Today we are pleased to mention one important event that has been selected by our organization to join our Switch on your Creativity as official nominee for Music, Dance and Show Section .

The first Asian Dance & Voice Contest organized by Soul Arts Company in cooperation with cultural association Motofumetto, promotes youth creativity through  music and dance from pop music tradition from  Korea, China and Japan.

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The show takes place in Milan at Teatro Menotti on 2nd of April from 10 am and will host groups of guys and girls from every part of Italy whom will “fight” performing with K-pop, J-pop and C-pop.

Italian and Asians living in Italy will try to create  original choreographies dancing and singing in different languages.

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The project has been selected for this edition of Switch on Your Creativity cause it totally embraces some crucial points of our Charter of Value for Youth Creativity, in particular those aspects that concern cross culture and international cooperation and dialogue sustained with modern tools among young people.

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Then it matches also with our topic “Kaleidoscopic Nature, man at the mirror” because of the liaison that dance and music can figure out for some introspective elements. Sometimes dancing and music represent an important way to explore human feeling, on giving voice to personal dreams or to express hope and energy for better future, especially among young people.

We wish all the best and good luck to these young performers and we are pleased to invite you to join the show in Milan!

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Music Section Launched: Europe & Asia in Music

Europe and Asia in Music – created and produced by Asian Studies Group (studies centre for oriental languages and cultures) as part of fund called ASIAc3 – represents a creative cross cultural platform to promote an aesthetic dialogue between western lyric scenario and contents selected from lyric tradition of Japan, China and Korea.

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The first edition of the project has been presented in Milano in the 2014 in cooperation with City of Milan as part of  “cultural revolution ” for high level’s artistic contents that have been shared in unusual space like Fabbrica del Vapore as part of “Urban Opera’s concept” wanted by Asian Studies Group

 

Now Europe and Asia in Music becomes part of our international contest and  in particular it represents the official launch for Music & Dance Section of third edition, promoted in Italy by Asian Studies Group to sustain the assignment of ” International Dialogue between Cultures – Award”.
Our contest has been referenced by EXPO 2015 and got support by some important groups like Enel, JAL, Philips, Samsung and during the second edition  it introduced also a new cooperation’s project developed by young artists from Italy and Asia: The Charter of Value for Youth Creativity
Europe and Asia in Music has been also approved by Lombardia Region and Province of Lodi as high value content of special  show promoted by Asian Studies Group about international creativity and cross cultures dynamics called “Cross Culture and Internationalism, energy for contemporary society” and sustained by fund in support of NPOs of the territory.
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The concert will take place in Lodi on 12th of December in the location of Choir in Santa Chiara Nuova – selected as “Discovered Treasures of Italy” by Touring Club Italia and offered by City of Lodi to our organization in behalf of sustaining the international contest Switch on Your Creativity 2016
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Garden Blaze Talents Management Studio from Milan cooperated in this initiative introducing profiles of noted exponents from opera music scenario from Italy and East Asia.
Singers and  Repertoire are available here

De Rerum Mirabilia in Milan: great start for Switch on Your Creativity third ed.

After successful conclusion of second edition in June 2015 with assignation of awards at presence  of Milano EXPO 2015 and participation of many creative personalities from Europe and Asia for the short movie contest, we are really pleased to announce the development of new guideline for the third edition of Switch on your creativity 2015 / 2016

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According with fundamentals of charter of values for youth creativity presented during the second edition through official ceremony at presence of institutions, we decided to boost concretely an open call for producers and sponsors interested to take an important role in the contest not only for those elements may concern economic sustainment for our initiative ,but also as guidance for development of contents can be used as communication’s tools for sustainers on creative and innovative way with involvement of youth skills.

Asian Studies Group with well selected network of operators as foundations, companies, private funds and investors confirmed some well framed production’s series for youth creativity that will have the opportunity to contribute on making day by day Milan as european capital of creativity!

As follows six sections of production confirmed by Asian Studies Group as official categories for the third edition

Contemporary Art section

Fashion and Design  section

Short Movie  section

Creative Composition section

Music and Dance section

Creativity and Innovation for Entrepreneurship section

Each serie of contents will be produced with support and guidance of official tutors recognized among foundations, companies, private investors, twinned organizations. They will support the organizer to present topics and guidelines will be promoted to get cooperation of  creative personalities from Academies, Universities, Researchers, Associations, Artistic groups and Movements etc from Europe and Asia according with Asian Studies Group’s Fund for Arts and Creativity’s  with assignment of International Dialogue among Cultures Award and other official mentions / awards for each category.

Beyond some productions that will be included in each sections as previously mentioned, we’ll also  propose some topics following the fundamentals of charter of values,  these argumentations will become creative proposals to allow free participation to our contest with full expression of creative freedom by each participant.

Now, we are also pleased to announce the start of the third edition with production of de Rerum Mirabilia, ceramics exhibition with participation of italian and japanese artists.

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William Morris ‘Acanthus’ wallpaper, 1875.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on 15th of september at Fondazione Luciana Matalon in Via Foro Buonaparte 67 (vernissage 6 pm). The event is presented by Asian Studies Group in collaboration with Garden Blaze Talents Management and with sponsorship of Fondazione Luciana Matalon that is one of operators that sustain the charter of values and guide contents for contemporary art’s section for third edition of Switch on Your Creativity. The vernissage is also sponsored by Business Lunch.

De Rerum Mirabilia represents a cross cultural interpretation of essence of nature inspired by latin text of Lucrezio and well examined by japanese and italian ceramists (collettivo C13) through cultural and creative lens of high- sensitive perception about nature-humanity’s relation .  On saying that we should remember that japanese culture got well deep awareness of  nature’s aesthetic and essence in relation with human life.

Three ceramists will join our contest for Contemporary Art’s section of Switch on Your Creativity: Matteo Bagolin, Yuria Nishi and Yumiko Murata.

Stay tuned to see pictures and video of official opening if you cannot join us in Milan.