The Fellowship Programme

The EMC Fellowship Programme offers emerging professionals working in the field of music an opportunity to internationalise their careers and to develop professionally. For one year (with the possibility of extension for a second year), up to 10 young people are invited to take part in the EMC Lab 2022, get exclusive access to further EMC events (e.g. the European Forum on Music 2023) and are included in the EMC’s internal (membership) communication. The EMC Fellows are open-minded people, motivated to engage in cultural policy discussions and committed to the values of musical diversity and the ideals of the Five Music Rights.


1. Attendance at the EMC Lab in Brussels – 10-11 June 2022
The Fellowship starts with a grant that covers all costs (travel, accommodation, and registration fee) related to the attendance at the EMC Lab, the new format to bring together EMC member organisations and their own members alongside former and present fellows. The Lab will take place in Brussels on 10 and 11 June: save the date!
2. Attendance at the European Forum on Music in 2023
The European Forum on Music is EMC’s flagship in-person conference and you will get a front row seat! EMC will again offer a grant that covers all costs (travel, accommodation, and registration fee). For earlier offline and online editions of the EFM, please have a look here.
3. Access to EMCs membership benefits
Fellows have access to all EMC members-only benefits for one year (with the possibility of extension for a second year). These include the EMC’s internal membership communication as well as exclusive access to EMC events.

4. Networking and Professional Development
Fellows are given the opportunity to expand their professional network through the EMC and are invited to take part in the EMCs activities (e.g. as experts, speakers, writers); online or on-site.

5. One-to-one Mentoring Programme
Fellows can participate in the exclusive EMC Mentoring Programme to receive individual support by senior EMC members with extensive experience in the fellow’s field of interest.

6. Continuous Involvement
There is no abrupt end: former fellows are invited to stay in touch with the EMC network and share their expertise and experience, even after the end of their Fellowship season.

How to apply

Please send your application to Andrea Murzi – – by Monday, 16 May 2022 at 12:00 CET with the subject line Fellowship Programme.

The email must include a resume, a motivation letter, and a reference letter – ideally from an EMC member. Such a reference will be considered an asset; however, in alternative, also a reference letter from a music organisation not part of the EMC can be accepted.

The selection committee, comprised of representatives of the EMC Board and secretariat, will select up to ten candidates during the week starting on 23 May and will invite them to take part in the EMC Lab.

Do you want to know more? Meet the EMC Fellows 2022-2023