STAMP – Shared Training Activities for Music Professionals


Cesis, Latvia –  from 4th to 8th September 2017

You are a professional from the music sector. You and your peers are facing similar challenges at regional, national or European scale. You want to gather and cooperate and find solutions to common problems through solidarity values.

Join our summer course in Cesis!

The European Music Council (EMC) and Live DMA,  in cooperation with the Latvian Music Council, propose a 5 days seminar to develop your own cooperation project and network of music professionals.

Our aim is to help and support the structuration of the music sector in every European country. On a long term perspective, it would enable to improve the professional and artistic conditions of the music sector from local to European level, develop a vibrant European music scene, and develop the audience locally as well as internationally.

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Cyprus, 28th – 29th April 2017

Our members Kees Lamers (VNPF) and Eneko Barberena (Kultura Live) will join the first STAMP activity, on 28th and 29th April, hosted by the Centre for Research and Study of Music, to prepare a webinar session about social entrepreneurship & the music sector.

The webinar will then be available online and replay!

As a partner to the European Music Council, Live DMA, has been selected for an ERASMUS+ grant for the STAMP project.

STAMP project will be executed in the period October 2016 until December 2018 and the project aims at following:

>>> Developing excellent tools for vocational training (workshop models, guidelines for mentors and trainers, guidelines for staff mobility), made available in an online platform.

>>> Improving employability and entrepreneurship within the music sector in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.

The project will build upon and further develop the offers already provided by higher education institutions in the region, as well as by music organisations outside the formal education sector. The proposed activities will be organised around five main themes, for which different types of training models will be produced:

> Entrepreneurship (Online Course – webinars)

> Festival and Event Management (Model for work-based training)

> Audience Development (guidelines, site-visite)

> Social inclusion (training for working with disadvantaged / underprivileged youth)

> Networking and International Cooperation (summer course model)

The activities will include physical and online meetings of project partners, workshops, site visits of on-going activities, internal and external communication, and dissemination of project results. By implementing these activities, the STAMP project will advocate for a better recognition of skills obtained in a non-formal learning environment.

Creating the project, the European Music Council  has brought together the following partners experienced in providing training for music professionals:

Cyprus Centre for Research and Study of Music – – European Choral Association – Europa Cantat – – European Union of Music Competitions for Youth – – JM Hungary – – Estonian academy for Music – – European Chamber Music Teachers’ Association – ECMTA – – Unison Croatian Music organisation – – Latvian Music Council – – Live DMA