“MusicAIRE” is calling the music ecosystem to support the design of future grants

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 questionnaire that 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.

The MusicAIRE questionnaire is open until 1 November 2021.

The consortium invites the European music sector to answer the questionnaire for a first needs analysis which will form the basis of further discussion on the call for grants to be developed.

In-depth interviews conducted with music networks will complete the needs analysis of 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 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 Euros per project, maximum project duration can be 12 months. The grant scheme has an envelope of 2,2 Mio Euros.

MusicAIRE is co-funded by the Music Moves Europe Preparatory Action of the European Union.