Monthly Archives: October 2019

MOST – The Complex Strategy to develop the Balkan World Music Scene


Project Leader: Hangvető Zenei Terjeszto Tarsulas Kft., Hungary

Asociația Timișoara Capitala Culturala Europeana, Romania

European music council ev, Germany

Foundation EXIT, Republic of Serbia

International Errands Ltd., Bulgaria

MA Music, Leisure & Travel Ltd , United Kingdom

Palais des beaux arts, Belgium

Piranha arts ag, Germany

“ReK” Remont Kapital Culture Center, Albania

Maximum Grant Awarded: 2.000.000,00 €

Awarded Project MOST aims to improve the world music market of the Balkans by a complex strategy including audience development, professional training, export support, mobility of artists and professionals, event management, platform development and policy advocacy. The proposal focuses on world music, because that is the musical notion that enhances communication between different cultures. It is a vehicle of preserving and transmitting traditions between generations and cultures and one of the most powerful tools of intercultural communication.

The Balkan region has high quality and high potential music traditions and musicians, very much underperforming its potential on the global market. In our proposal, cultural and economic approaches are in harmony. We repeatedly use the terminology of market economy, words like ‘value chain’, ‘brand’, ‘export’, ‘sales channels’. This might seem odd in a cultural cooperation project, but it belongs to the heart of this project as we believe that a flourishing music sector needs a sustainable market and policy environment and competent professionals.

This program addresses several different challenges, such as the lack of professional competence, booking agents, managers, facilitators; the international misperception regarding music coming from the Balkans; the limited number of internationally successful artists being managed abroad; the lack of policy frameworks, funding programs, export initiatives and professionals being somewhat disconnected in an otherwise strongly networked global world music community. The project takes the challenge to tackle these issues by tailor made programs. Widespread music management trainings in 9 countries; exchange programs; policy papers; conferences; complex international export support for artists and finally to launch the first regional music showcase for the region. All this to give an initial boost for the world music sector in the Balkans that can help reaching a sustainable model.

Hub for exchange of music innovation in Central and South-eastern Europe


Project Leader: Technopolis gkazi anonimi etaireia ota prostasias kai anadeixis viomichanikou archaiologikou parkou Athinon, Greece

Asociatia Romanian artists worldwide. Romania

Dunagentsys Kft., Hungary

Foundation EXIT, Republic of Serbia

Fundacja Krakowska Scena Muzyczna, Poland

Institut Umeni – Divadelni ustav, Czech Republic

Krakowskie biuro festiwalowe, Poland

Music Estonia MTÜ, Estonia

Password Production, North Macedonia

SIGIC – Slovenski glasbenoinformacijski center, Slovenia

Maximum Grant Awarded: 1.941.171,00 €

HEMI aims to provide expertise, consultancy and offer training modules to music professionals in each country of CSEE region, answering to the current and future needs of the sector in the region but also on European level. As a collaborative effort, HEMI connects complementary partners and stakeholders, allowing the publishing of content and promotion of news, from and to each HEMI music market linking artists-entrepreneurs, promoters festival and cultural venue event managers, formal and non-formal music teachers, conservatories, Music schools, publishers, famous artists, Music and Entertainment entrepreneurs, media, journalists, musicologists, sound engineering colleges, festivals, live venues, concert halls… together, under a common music market community – HEMI.

HEMI will thus develop its activities comprised of conferences, festivals, events, panels, workshops, webinars, mentoring and pitching sessions to secure permanent networking activities and project development in 2 main axes:

1. HEMI digital: the Music platform & news channel for the promotion and communication of CSEE (initially) music events, conferences, festivals etc promoting Music news of the region and the rest of Europe as well as entrepreneurial, VET and mentoring activities (webinars, tutorials, interviews, awards, competitions, funding).

2. HEMI HUB, the CSEE Hub of hubs (partners) engaging in development of innovative and sustainable models of Music professionals Business education and entrepreneurship for transnational CSEE countries through incubation, acceleration, workshops, networking and showcase festival & conference music events.
Finally HEMI will develop the HEMI Music Innovation Incubator connecting horizontal educational and Vocational Training needs (ICT, Business development, Digital strategy, Management) to meet current and future challenges of the Music Industry.

Connecting Emerging Literary Artists


Maximum Grant Awarded: 746.968,00 €

Project Leader: Stichting de wintertuin, Netherlands

Asociația editorilor din România, Romania

Camara municipal de obidos, Portugal

Escuela de escritores s.l., Spain

Holden srl, Italy

Krakowskie biuro festiwalowe, Poland

Moravska zemska knihovna v Brne, Czech Republic

Passa porta nl, Belgium

Udruženje Krokodil, Republic of Serbia

Vlaams-nederlands huis deburen, Belgium

Zalozba Goga, Zavod za zaloznisko in umetnisko dejavnost, Slovenia

The second edition of the talent development project CELA – Connecting Emerging Literary Artists – starts in September 2019 and will run for 4 years. In the first two years 11 literary organisations from 10 countries (The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia) will together select and guide 30 emerging writers, 80 emerging translators and 6 emerging literary professionals, and offer them a multi-country programme of residencies and masterclasses to prepare them for working on the European market and for an international audience. The programme provides the talents with the necessary skills, an international network and materials for the second two years: their introduction on the European literature market.

In the third and fourth year, the participants will be launched through international marketing and publicity campaigns, a European Festival Tour to 10 literary festivals, the representation of their work at book fairs and literary festivals and networking and connecting to literary organisations. By participating in this project, the literary talents will gain access to a plethora of professionals from the publishing industry, such as renowned translators, agents, publishers, event organisers, literature professors, renowned writers and funding organisations, official entities, private programmers and audiences. We will increase the number of contract deals for literary creators and the ability of the participants to pursue an international career, as our methods have shown on a national scale, and during the first edition of CELA, on a European scale. In the long term, CELA will become a crucial step in the literary talent development infrastructure in Europe, maintaining a cultural diverse offer of literature for the European audience.

A New European Generation – Exploring Freedom and Identity through Creative Integration


Project Leader: Artreach (events) ltd, United Kingdom

Altonale gmh, Germany

Centar za promociju zdravih stilova života udruženje – Centar E8, Republic of Serbia

Cesie, Italy

CNC Danse, France

Den selvejende institution swinging Europe forening, Denmark

European educational exchanges – Youth for understanding aisbl, Belgium

Foreningen Aalborg Karneval, Denmark

Museo dei bambini societa cooperativa sociale onlus, Italy

Pionirski dom – center za kulturo mladih, Slovenia

Teatrul național radu stanca Sibiu, Romania

Trafo kortars muveszetek haza, Hungary

Maximum Grant Awarded: 1.303.678,00 €

Liberty is an ambitious and innovative creative response to current challenges facing the European Union. At a time of significant change for Europe – with substantial movement of people and arrival into Europe of refugees; disturbing breakdown in community cohesion, focused by the terrorist threat; and the implications of Brexit (and other possible EU structural change) – ArtReach and partners want to focus on the positive impact of creative integration through art and culture, helping to forge new sense of identity and place (both locally and Europe-wide) with strong engagement from young people. We also want to significantly develop and enhance a process of artist and artistic collaboration and audience development that previous ArtReach-led Creative Europe projects have initiated. Our commitment is to engagement of young artists and young audiences.

Liberty brings together 12 cultural partners from 10 countries, partners with shared values, passions and commitment. We will forge a vibrant curatorial and development team, enabling artists and cultural professionals to work together over three years, commissioning at least 75 new collaborative works from 750 young artists that are presented as free access events across Europe and with transnational circulation. Inside Out Performance, Processional Theatre, Liberty Wall-Art, Outdoor Digital Arts projects, workshops and seminars will together explore our theme of creative integration and identity, encompassing Festivals, venues, interdisciplinary arts, training and conferences. Embedded in the project is commitment to audience development and education/training, prioritising culturally diverse and disadvantaged communities, including refugees, those from deprived socio-economic backgrounds and disabled people. Liberty will conclude with a five month pan-European programme from May to September 2022, maximising new technology to share works and ideas as widely as possible, and generating substantial legacy momentum.

European cooperation projects 2019

Inclusive Theater(S)


Project Leader: ATER Associazione Teatrale Emilia Romagna, Italy

Empresa de gestão de equipamentos e animação cultural entidade empresarial municipal, Portugal

Fundación caja Granada, Spain

Plavo pozoriste – pozorisna laboratorija, Republic of Serbia

Theatro atomon me anapiria, Greece

University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Maximum Grant Awarded: 294.479,00 €

Inclusive theater(S) is a large scale cooperation project, involving 6 Partners from 6 Countries for 30 months.

Its main aim is to develop new audience in Theaters mainstreaming inclusive practices for visually and hearing impaired persons during theatre performances at European Level.

Specific Objectives:

• to share good practices for Inclusive Theater between experts through formal and non-formal training activities;
• to mainstream and scale-up accessible theaters in Countries where support services for visually and hearing impaired persons are provided;
• to test and validate pilot actions for inclusive services in Theatres of 6 Countries;
• to develop and deploy a Europe-wide Awareness Raising Campaign about the needs of visually and/or hearing impaired persons in Theatres, stimulating inclusive policies and community engagement;
• to disseminate the project’s findings and the EU support to its implementation, ensuring a long-term sustainability.

The project will involve cultural operators, audio describers, audio translators and audio description service providers; subtitlers, translators in sign language and similar services providers; deaf and hearing impaired people (targeted audience); blind and visually impaired people (targeted audience); policy-makers; media and journalists; general public e local communities.

The Outcomes produced are the following:

ER1. Improved competences and skills of audio describers, audio translators, subtitlers and translators in sign language;

ER2. Improved competences of cultural operators (public and private) in the management of inclusive practices for hearing and visual impaired audience;

ER3. New audience developed in the involved theaters, thanks to the empowering of inclusive services;

ER4. Awareness raised among the regular theater audience and policy-makers about policies and practices of social inclusion through culture.

ER5. Raised awareness and interest on the project’s activities and EU Funding Programmes.

European cooperation projects 2019

Beyond Quantum Music


Project Leader: Institute of musicology of Serbian academy of sciences and arts, Republic of Serbia

Ars electronica Linz gmbh & co kg, Austria

Centar za novu umetnost, Republic of Serbia

Stichting the generator, Netherlands

Maximum Grant Awarded: 178.770,00 €

Beyond Quantum Music is a project exploring the connection between art and quantum physics. Its main purpose is broadening and developing production, educational and artistic aspects of the pilot project Quantum Music, completed in 2018 – but this time not only with respect to music, but also to visual and digital arts.

The primary goal of the new consortium is audience development in four partner countries, but also in the broader European context. The secondary goal is transnational mobility and establishing a network of organizations and individuals that would continue to perform and promote quantum music and thus secure the long-term sustainability of the project. The project will encompass theoretical concepts and experiments in the domain of quantum acoustics; musicological work related to the study and expansion of the new genre of quantum music, created in the pilot project; expansion of the open access sample library of quantum sounds and their artistic use; composition of new music pieces based on the principles and sounds of quantum physics; further development of the Quantum Link Technology necessary for connecting acoustic and quantum- mechanic domains; design and production of new hybrid instruments based on the Quantum Link Technology.

Beyond Quantum Music will also encompass a competition for artists from the domains of music, visual arts and digital interactive art, who will submit works inspired by the quantum world. The next step will be production of a new multimedia event “Quantum Music 2.0” that will incorporate awarded works by composers, visual and digital artists, as well as works by local artists from partner countries. It will performed in all partner cities (Linz, The Hague, Hannover and Belgrade). We will also create a dedicated Internet portal where the complete library of quantum samples, as well as all previous artistic and scientific results of the Quantum Music project, would be offered to users worldwide (open access).