Music Moves Europe is the overarching name for the European Commission’s initiatives that support the European music sector.
There are two calls and two tenders as part of the Music Moves Europe pilot that together aim to test suitable actions with a view to more targeted EU support for music post-2020:
Call: Training Scheme for Young Music Professionals
To support up to 10 pilot training programmes for young professionals in the music sector testing small-scale models on how to improve the sector’s capacity and resilience and to contribute to its professionalisation.
Lessons learnt from these pilot training proposals should improve the sector’s understanding on about professionalisation.
Deadline: 27 August 2018
Call: Online and Offline Distribution
The general objective of this call is to support European music diversity by identifying and supporting existing innovative methods promoting online and offline distribution models, as well as newly generated ideas, through the selection of 10 grant proposals.
These proposals should enhance the cross-border circulation of music repertoire in order to overcome the existing barriers imposed by the international hits or other obstacles such as visibility, language and market fragmentation in the music sector.
Deadline: 10 September 2018
Tender: European Music Export Strategy
The general objective of this tender is to develop a proposal for a European Music Export Strategy that promotes Europe’s music diversity and talent and enhances the competitiveness of Europe’s music sector on the international market.
The Strategy should help policymakers to take more informed decisions about music exports and enable music decision-makers to align their choices accordingly.
Deadline: 29 June 2018
The objective is to design a feasibility study for the establishment of a European Music Observatory, and undertake a gap analysis of funding needs for the music sector.
Deadline: 2 July 2018
The calls and tenders have different guidelines and different deadlines. Please find more info here.