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La Monnaie / De Munt

Open Call: Logo design Orfeo & Majnun (O&M)

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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 common interpretation, mutual understanding and cultural transfer.

As a result, O&M will develop and present a music theatre piece incorporating an interdisciplinary and participatory community-driven approach. Additionally, O&M will implement 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 / De Munt (Belgium), Wiener Konzerthausgessellschaft (Austria), Festival D’Aix-en-Provence (France), Valletta 2018 Foundation (Malta), Operadagen Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Krakow Festival Office (Poland) and MSMFeira (Portugal) and includes a wide range of different stakeholders and community groups, in order to achieve the following:

  • Intercultural and interfaith dialogue
  • Capacity building & training for cultural operators & citizens
  • Strengthening networks & building new partnerships
  • Attracting new and wider audiences
  • Establishing participatory co-creations processes as innovative artistic models
  • 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 an 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 in every digital and non-digital material. The logo should express the culture and content of the project and include a European understanding.

You can provide the logo in any common picture format or .pdf. In case of winning the open call we need high resolution in all common picture formats.


The three best logo designs will be awarded (1st = EUR 2000 taxes included, 2nd and 3rd Two free Tickets each for a performance at La Monnaie / De Munt) by an international board of experts. The results will be announced via website ad social media channels.


The logo design will be published under CC-licenses. It is expected that the designer/ design agency is granting every exploitation right to the project itself. The design agency/ designer will be mentioned.


Please send your design proposals by October, 13th, 12.00 Brussels time to


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