MusicAIRE – An Innovative Recovery for Europe
Now open: MusicAIRE call for proposals
MusicAIRE offers small grants for music organisations for projects focusing on the green, digital or just and resilient recovery of the music sector. The music sector is one of the sectors hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic and will be one of the last sectors to come out of it. The crisis has highlighted and accelerated many challenges which the sector had already been facing. At the same time, it has also highlighted the importance of music for individuals and society as a whole, it has demonstrated its power to unite and to connect people through music.
Make sure to carefully read the call for proposals and FAQs before applying!
Deadline: 28 March 2022, 13:00 CET


The aim of the projects should be to contribute to the green, digital and just & resilient recovery of the music sector and can include - but are not limited to - the following types of activities:
  • capacity building actions (education, training, mentoring, events)
  • advocacy-related activities
  • testing and scaling-up innovative models and/or tools
  • awareness-raising actions
  • collection of best practices, certifications, assessments, studies or benchmarks
  • building strategies or policies for the organisation/business
  • other activities contributing to the recovery of the music ecosystem


In order to be eligible, proposals must be presented by a single applicant meeting the following criteria:
  • be a public or private organisation with legal personality, e.g. not-for-profit organisations; public authorities (national, regional, local); international organisations; profit-making entities
  • be established in one of the 27 EU member states or non-EU countries participating in the Creative Europe programme


MusicAIRE offers three grant sizes: 
  • micro: 15.000 EUR
  • small: 30.000 EUR
  • medium: 55.000 EUR
The grant can cover up to 90% of the eligible costs and a max. grant amount depending on the strand applied to. The projects can have a duration of up to 10 months.
It is expected, that around 18 projects will be funded.

European dimension

While the projects selected in the frame of MusicAIRE are of a mono-beneficiary nature, projects are expected to be collaborative and to have an EU added value, i.e. the project activities should be exemplary, innovative, experimental and/or scalable to comparable actions/projects in other European countries and/or on another level (local, national or another area of the music sector).
MusicAIRE (An Innovative Recovery for Europe) is an EU-funded project (Music Moves Europe) that aims to provide tailored instruments for the sector and contribute to a green, digital, just and resilient recovery of the music ecosystem. This call for proposals takes into consideration the feedback and input received by music sector representatives through a questionnaire and two think-tank sessions. The ultimate goal of this initiative is to design and test a supporting scheme that will assist with the recovery of the sector while preparing future EU support under the new Creative Europe Programme. MusicAIRE is managed by the consortium composed by INOVA+ and the European Music Council (EMC)
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