Epac - Morina Ramiz
The first school in Switzerland for designing and drawing comic strips and game art has become part of the country’s landscape of the 9th art since 1993. It cooperates with Universities in Europe and Asia, having set up exchanges between students and artists to promote the 9th art, the making of 2 and 3D animated films, game art, illustration, and painting. The school also enables students to put the subjects they are studying into artistic and professional perspective by carrying out projects within the institution. The school brings the latest developments into its classes by inviting experts in the field to give workshops and courses. Attentive to the latest artistic research, EPAC shows itself to be a forward-thinking school.
THE SEQUENCE FOUNDATION
Founded and incorporated in 2007, the Sequence Foundation aims to promote narrative image-making and sequential art in all its forms (comics, illustration, animation, new media, painting, theatre, dancing and all the arts that express movement, sequence, and narrative) in the area of higher education and events. By organizing exhibitions, workshops, conferences, festivals and cultural events, it encourages students to go on cultural exchanges and to discover artists of international repute. It also organizes competitions for young artists to create fresh springboards for research and reflection on the art of today and tomorrow.
THE CROCHETAN THEATRE
The town theatre of Monthey, directed by Lorenzo Malaguerra, a stage director. Built in 1989, the theatre is the fruit of a very strong theatrical tradition that has animated the town for over forty years. The Crochetan is on the circuit of the quality national and international touring shows in all the scenic arts. It aims to provide Monthey with a major source of cultural entertainment through its collaboration with other places dedicated to culture. It also aims to lend its weight to making newly-created works by local artists available to the public and to foster cultural activity in the region. A major pre-occupation is to bring together a wide spectrum of the general public by generating and developing a quality-based and a richly eclectic programme.
The Director of the EPAC and originators
of the Imaginary Landscapes competition:
Patrizia Abderhalden and Eng-Hiong Low
Head of the Game Art department
The Sequence Foundation
The Théâtre du Crochetan
Responsible of the gallery
Town of Monthey
Municipal counsellor for culture & tourism
Nikolaos T. Spanos
G. Peter Winnington