Shared Training Activities for Music Professionals 

As a partner of the European Music Council, Live DMA, has been selected for an Erasmus grant for the STAMP project running from October 2016 to December 2018.

STAMP is coordinated by the European Music Council and elaborated together with 11 project 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 

The project builds upon the offers already provided by higher education institutions, 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: 

  1. Entrepreneurship 
  2. Festival and Event Management 
  3. Audience Development 
  4. Social inclusion 
  5. Networking and International Cooperation

The aims of STAMP:

> 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.

Live DMA’s contribution to STAMP

Networking and International Cooperation

Live DMA co-organized together with the European Music Council and in cooperation with the Latvian Music Council a summer course on Networking & Cooperation in September 2017 in Cesis, Latvia. 15 music professionals from Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe participated at this 5 days seminar in order to build and structure their cooperation projects with the input from experts on mobility, funding mechanisms, observation & data, lobbying & advocacy, and partnership management

Building on the methodology and inputs of this summer course,  Live DMA and the European Music Council created a Networking & Cooperation online course.


Live DMA’s member VNPF coordinated a webinar on social entrepreneurship in music featuring projects elaborated in the Live DMA network. This webinar was part of a 12 episode series addressing different aspects of entrepreneurship in music

Other STAMP Outputs