Inova+ and the European Music Council (EMC) have launched the new European project MusicAIRE. The consortium will develop grants to support the music ecosystem to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis in a green, digital and just and resilient way.
“We are particularly looking forward to entering into a close dialogue with the music sector for this project - because we want to know from people active in music which kind of support fits best with their needs. Therefore, we have developed a questionnairethat will be widely distributed. We are encouraging anyone who wants to get involved to complete the questionnaire so that we can find out more about their requirements,” says Simone Dudt, Secretary General of the EMC.
In-depth interviews conducted with music networks will complete the needs analysis of the European music life. In the follow-up, MusicAire will publish an open call for representatives of music networks to become actively involved in think tanks that will discuss the results of the questionnaire and interviews to give input on how the calls should be shaped. This is especially important in light of one of the main tasks of the project, which is to test and to prepare new EU support schemes for the Creative Europe programme.
The first calls for projects are expected to be published in January 2022, a second round is planned to be published in Autumn 2022.
The maximum grant amount will be 55.000 Euro per project, maximum project duration can be 12 months. The grant scheme has an envelope of 2,2 Mio Euros.
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MusicAIRE is co-funded by the Music Moves Europe Preparatory Action of the European Union.
MusicAIRE is happy to announce the open call for participation in the MusicAIRE think-tanks. Based on the analysis of the questionnaire, the think-tanks will identify what kind of support the music sector needs in the areas of green, digital and just and resilient recovery. The findings of the think-tanks will form the basis of the “call for grants” to be published in the frame of MusicAIRE in January 2022.
If you are interested to participate in the think tanks, please fill in the application form by 4 November COB.
Because of limited capacity for the think-tank meetings, participants will be selected with a view to create balance and diversity of the various stakeholders in the European music ecosystem.
The think-tanks will take place on 18 November and 16 December 2021 from 10:00-13:00 CET – so please save the dates! Please make sure that you are available at both dates, as it will not be possible to change representatives between the two meetings because they will build on each other. All think-tank meetings will take place online.
• 4 November 2021, COB: Application deadline for think-tank
• By 10 November 2021: Information on selection
• 18 November 2021, 10:00 -13:00 CET: 1st think-tank meeting (brainstorming session), online
• 16 December 2021, 10:00 -13:00 CET: 2nd think-tank meeting (focus session), online