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The Fellowship Programme

The EMC Fellowship Programme offers emerging professionals working in the field of music an opportunity to internationalise their careers and develop professionally. During two years, 7 young people are invited to take part in the European Forum on Music, get exclusive access to further EMC events and are included in the EMC’s internal (membership) communication. The EMC Fellows are open-minded persons, motivated to engage in cultural policy discussions and committed to the values of musical diversity and the ideals of the 5 music rights.


1. Attendance at the European Forum on Music
The fellowship starts with a travel grant that includes all costs related to the attendance at the EMC's annual conference.

2. Membership in the European Music Council
Fellows have access to all EMC member benefits for two years. This includes the EMC's internal membership communication as well as exclusive access to EMC events and the attendance to a second European Forum on Music.

3. Networking and Professional Development
The Fellows expand their professional network through the EMC and are invited to take part in the EMC's activities as experts, speakers, writers...

4. Continuous Involvement
There is no abrupt end. Alumni Fellows are invited to stay in touch with the EMC and share their expertise and experience.


In the run-up to the European Forum on Music (EFM), the EMC office issues a call to its members asking them to nominate young professionals for the EMC fellowship programme.

The selection committee, comprised of representatives of the EMC Board and secretariat, then selects up to 7 individuals to become Fellows and invites them to take part in the EFM free of charge (the grant includes travel costs, accommodation and the registration fee). Following the conference, the fellows have access to all EMC membership benefits and exclusive access to further EMC events for two years.

They are invited to contribute to the EMC’s work and get involved when available and according to their interests and expertise.