The 11,000 Project

A global creative collaboration

An invitation to share your creative work inspired by Hildegard von Bingen and the Symphonia

Welcome to The 11,000 Project, where you are invited to share your work with our community, and the world.

Eya is engaging and enacting medieval music outside of the sanctuary and concert hall. Inspired and grounded by the sacred Feminine, we are launching a new, network-oriented season for Eya. The 11,000 begins the first phase.

he 11,000 Project is an invitation to collaborate with Eya by sharing your creative work inspired by and responding to Hildegard von Bingen’s Symphonia. We want to “cross-pollinate” our ideas, our creativity, and our resources, and we want to enrich our experience of sharing music in ways that uplift one another, and the world at large.

 

Eya is transforming our platforms, including our website and social media outlets, into a global online hub for creators like you—musicians, artists, writers, thinkers, students, and more—who are also inspired by Hildegard von Bingen, women’s voices, and the rising tide of the Feminine.

Hildegard von Bingen, Liber Divinorum Operum,

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Liber Divinorum Operum, Part II.1, Vision 5, “Vision of the Round Earth, the Building, the Way, the Star and the Globes,” from the “Lucca” Manuscript, Biblioteca Statale di Lucca

A blank canvas for your potential.

We want to present your performances, original artworks, video and film projects, poetry, essays, and other inspired responses to these sacred musical works which lead, guide, and inspire us to create—and live—from the heart.

The 11,000 Project is a means to bring our ideas together under a shared tent, and offer our inspiration with peers, creative partners, and a willing audience. Your work will be featured on our website’s Symphonia song pages (viewed by hundreds of visitors every month), as well as our social media outlets.

You can submit a performance (either solo or ensemble), a new composition (sheet music or recording), a poem, an essay, a piece of visual art, a video, a meditation, a translation: all creative forms are welcome, and we encourage you to step outside of the box!

Please note that The 11,000 Project does not include involve any financial exchange, but is an altruistic, open invitation to foster mutual goodwill amongst artists.

The simple rules.

We are excited to see your work! Please read below for some basic guidelines to follow when considering your submissions.

  1. Your content is free to share under fair use guidelines. That is, the work you are submitting is original and does not (in good faith) infringe on any copyright laws.
  2. You allow Eya to post your work on our website and social media outlets. Please let us know if there is a specific song you are working with and we will curate the best location for your submissions (i.e. “Karitas habundat”). We will attribute your work by name, in addition to sharing your social handles (Facebook, Instagram, X, etc.) and/or external links to external websites (YouTube, personal website, etc.).
  3. You offer a simple statement of what inspired your work, and why you chose to contribute.
  4. Your work respects the integrity of the original content, but may utterly depart as you deem fit.
  5. All performers featured on any performance must be willing to share the work.

The Apotheosis of Saint Ursula (detail), Vittore Carpaccio (Venetian, c.1460-1526​), Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia

Important Information About Submissions

Eya reserves the right to withhold publishing and/or sharing your work if does not adhere to our simple rules.

Eya will automatically exclude your work if it in any way exhibits hate, prejudice, exploitation, violence, or harm towards any other person or group. (So don’t do it, obviously.)

Eya has no religious claims or affiliations, and has an open-minded approach to creative interpretation. Any submissions containing overtly religious or dogmatic content may be excluded at our discretion.

Please bear in mind that The 11,000 Project is not a marketing platform, but it is a community of artists supporting other artists. Please submit your work in good faith for the purposes of sharing artistic value, cultivating an inclusive environment, and supporting all artists.

We will do our best to include as many work submissions as we are able! There are no subjective prerequisites for submissions (i.e. production quality, skill, training, etc.), although high-resolution artworks are preferred to best represent your work.

Finally, Eya makes no claims on your creative work. We know it’s yours: we just want to encourage you to share it.

How to submit your work

We are really excited to see and share your work! In order to submit, please share a LINK to your files (rather than your actual files). We recommend you share a link for:

  • VIDEO: YouTube or Vimeo
  • AUDIO: Spotify or SoundCloud
  • DOCUMENT: Google Doc
  • ARTWORK: Google Drive (high-res preferred)

Once you submit, you will receive an automated response. We will notify you with a confirmation email and page link of when your work goes live!

Female Saint in a Historiated Initial "L"

Female Saint in a Historiated Initial “L” (1330/40​), Italian (Florence), The Art Institute of Chicago​