MusicAIRE: a 2022 Funding Opportunity for the Music Sector

MusicAIRE aims to support actions within the music sector that contributes to a green, digital, just & resilient revival of the sector at a European level.

In 2022, two grants will be launched to help the European music ecosystem grow and emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. MusicAIRE will fund projects with a total envelop of €2,2 million.

What?

The projects to be funded under MusicAIRE will need to provide recovery instruments for the music sector in times of COVID-19 in at least one of the three following thematic fields:

GREEN RECOVERY

>> reduce carbon footprint emissions
>> raise awareness and carry collective actions

DIGITAL RECOVERY

>> adapt to new emerging trends in the digital music context
>> special attention given to digital responsibility, ethical aspects and digital sobriety

JUST & RESILIENT RECOVERY

>> highlight the social value of music practices
>> guarantee fair working conditions and recognition in the music sector

Budget

With a total of €2.2 million for the two rounds of application:

MICRO PROJECTS

€15 000

SMALL PROJECTS

€30 000

MEDIUM PROJECTS

€55 000

Requirements

  • Mono-beneficiary application (single applicant, but projects can be with several partners)
  • The project must demonstrate a European added-value (cooperation, upscaling, dissemination…)

Calendar

Call opening14 February 2022
Deadline for submission28 March 2022 – 13:00 (CET) – Brussels time – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 25 APRIL 2022
Evaluation29 March – 18 April 2022
Information on evaluation results19 April 2022
Contract signature29 April 2022
Project start date1 May 2022

A second MusicAIRE call for proposals is foreseen for autumn 2022.

Evaluation

A jury will evaluate the project based on relevance, project management and impact of your project. The artistic aspect of your project will not be subject to evaluation.

About MusicAIRE

MusicAIRE was developped by the European Music Council and Inova+, under the Music Moves Europe 2021 Preparatory Action dedicated to COVID recovery of the European music sector.

The projects selected through MusicAIRE will bring outcomes and resource for the European Music Council to draft policy recommendations and prepare a larger funding scheme for the music sector in Europe.


Live DMA guides you in your MusicAIRE application!

Find below some resources to help live music operators in their MusicAIRE application.

FAQ

All MusicAIRE projects are mono-beneficiary. This means that only one legal organisation will have to apply to the call, provide its administrative information and manage the budget. This does not mean that you cannot work with partners! Partners will have to sort out themselves how they want to organise.

The decision to have mono-beneficiary calls was taken to ease the applicants’ administrative burden of answering to this call.

European Added Value means that your project needs to have some sort of echo within the European live music sector and be beneficial to it. For example through trans-national collaboration. It can also be by up-scaling your project or result to disseminate it to other European live music professionals so they can discover, benefit, learn and get inspired from it.

Live DMA can help you disseminate your project to a large European network. Feel free to contact us to talk about it: contact@live-dma.eu

The eligibility for MusicAIRE is the same as for Creative Europe. The list of Creative Europe countries includes EU and EFTA and EEA (Iceland, Norway, Armenia, Georgia, Kosovo, Turkey, Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, Algeria, Morrocco, Tunisia, Israel, Palestine).

Switzerland and the UK are not eligible as applicants.

Yes, the call will need to be answered in English because MusicAIRE unfortunately does not have the capacity to manage a call in multiple languages.

Yes, it is possible. But keep in mind that the size of the consortium does not determine the size of the budget. Be realistic when it comes to the budget you have and how many partners you need to share it with.

Your project needs to answer to at least one of the three thematic fields of MusicAIRE. You can either choose to answer to one, or to answer to several in your project.

No, you can define your own target groups and audiences that you wish to reach with your project.