Wednesday, 5 June 2024

Venue:  Main building of the Bulgarian Academy of Scienes, 15 November str. 1


Opening concert of the European Forum on Music 2024
with Academic Folk Choir and Academic Folk Orchestra of the National Academy of Music


Thursday, 6 June

Venue: Toplocentrala Center for Contemporary Arts

9:00 Registration and welcome coffee
9:30 Official opening
10:00 Keynote on "Equity in Music"
by Golnar Shahyar
10:30 Musical intermission
with Bistritsa Babi
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Introduction to study by the Bulgarian Music Association
11:45 Panel discussion "Equity in Music - geographical perspectives"
Nayden Todorov, Minister of Culture, Bulgaria
Mila Georgieva, Bulgarian Music Association, EMC board
Tomas Van Respaille, Bozar
Mariana Bondarenko, Ukrainian Institute
Carlos Martins, Sons da Lusofonia
Moderator: Michalis Karakatsanis, EMC
13:00 Lunch break
14:30 Workshop sessions in parallel: Policies for Music
Workshop I for national organisations
Workshop II for European organisations
15:30 Musical intermission
with Clavexperience
16:00 World Café with key inputs on Equity in Music
Additional needs: Carol Main, Live Music Now Scotland
Freedom of expression: Sanni Kahilainnen, Finnish Musicans Union/IMC board
Emerging professionals: EMC Fellowship speaker
Gender: Giulia Annibaletti, JMI (tbc)
18:00 End of day programme
19:00 Concert of the Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra


Friday, 7 June

Daytime venue: Toplocentrala Center for Contemporary Arts

Evening venue: Sofia Live Club, Bulgaria square / underground

9:00 Registration and coffee
9:30 Panel discussion "Fair pay - fair working conditions"
Eva-Maria Bauer, Austrian Music Council
Benoît Machuel, International Federation of Musicians (FIM)
N.N., European Commission
Moderator: Silja Fischer, International Music Council (IMC)
10:30 Panel disussion on "Equity in live music - what can we learn from European venues and what challenges lie ahead"
Robbe Van Bogaert, Eventsure / City of Antwerp
Stephane Amiel, Les femmes s'en mêlent
Lorenzo De Angelis, All Areas Access
Moderator: Erica Romero Pender, LiveDMA
11:30 Coffee break
12:00 Panel discussion "Equity in music education"
13:15 Lunch break
14:45 Workshop sessions in parallel
Workshop I:
Equity in the (geographically) diverse membership of a network
led by Sonja Greiner & Joži Vovk (European Choral Association)

Workshop II:
Exploring Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Policy
led by Angharad Cooper (Centre for Music Ecosystems)
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Panel discussion "Equity in music streaming"
Sandra Tinner, Swiss Music Council
Helienne Lindvall, European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA)
Ruth Koleva, Association of Independent Music Publishers and Producers in Bulgaria
Burak Özgen, GESAC
Moderator: Davide Grosso, International Music Council (IMC)
17:30 Closing, musical intermission and Happy Birthday IMC
with Believa & Hadjigrudev
18:00 End of day programme
21:00 Farewell party
with YoYo Band and T.E.F.T - The Essential Funk Trombone
at Sofia Live Club, Bulgaria square / underground