The Preparatory action “Music Moves Europe: Boosting European music diversity and talent” aims at paving the way towards the “sectorial support for music” as a new element for the next Creative Europe Programme post-2020.
Human interaction boosts creativity and cross-fertilisation of ideas. There is growing evidence of a sharp increase in international collaboration between artists, songwriters and producers from different countries as musical talents search for new influences and new inspiration. In the European context, residencies, co-writing camps and different artistic retreats must be seen as an excellent opportunity to showcase European cultural diversity through music. They can contribute to the development of new artistic practices, innovative creation and research. The creation and development of European co-production schemes, focused on producing new repertoire with international writing teams, offers a good way of encouraging people to think outside of their own borders and context bystimulating cross-border/cross-genre collaboration.
The general objective of this call is to identify and support at least 10 innovative and sustainable pilot co-production and co-creation programmes for songwriters and musicians in the music sector with a clear European added-value in order to facilitate the development of European music repertoire. The focus should lie on bringing together songwriters and music performers with different nationalities and backgrounds in order to create a diverse learning environment that nurtures creativity and enhance mutual learning. The ‘programmes’ should focus on emerging artists. The programmes should have a clear vision on how the outputs, notably the newly created songs will be promoted in order to reach the audience.