New European talent development program for women in music

Posted on: May 1, 2017

“A European talent development programme is set to create new international opportunities for female artists and ‘innovators’ to learn, collaborate and perform, following the announcement of a €200,000 award from the European Commission’s Creative Europe fund,” writes Liz Hill in Friday’s (4/28) Arts Professional (U.K.). “The Keychange programme will see partners in Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Spain, Sweden, Canada and the UK join forces to promote the role of women in music. The long-term goal of the initiative is to empower women to work together across European and international borders.… The lead partner is PRS Foundation, and Keychange will build on its experience of running the Women Make Music Fund in the UK. The ‘like-minded European partners’ believe the future of music will benefit from ‘a more balanced representation of women and men across all aspects of the industry.’ 35 female music creators and 30 ‘innovative industry professionals’ will be offered opportunities to collaborate through a Creative Lab programme, and a digital platform will enable hundreds more to get involved…. Other activities will include showcasing and networking at the partners’ music festivals, and a manifesto for change will be presented at a final event in Brussels at the European Parliament in 2019.”

Posted May 1, 2017