This Music Mobility Funding Guide - with a focus on Europe - provides an overview of the funding bodies and programmes that support the international mobility of music artists (authors, composers, musicians, bands, orchestras) and other music professionals travelling from and/or to European countries (see the list below)
On the Move, in partnership with Music Export Poland, commissioned music industry and mobility experts Jess Partridge and Marie Fol to map grants and support schemes in which music is either the main focus, or is specifically listed as an eligible discipline. We attempt to cover all types of musical expression, from ancient to more contemporary genres - from classical, jazz and pop to traditional and early forms of music.
Our aim with this guide is to transparently consolidate existing information that can help individuals and organisations to find the best ways to engage with international colleagues and finance their cross-border travel. This guide lists local, national, and international resources, both public and private. We have only included opportunities that are regularly occurring, accessible online, invite applications through open calls, and that cover at least a portion of international travel costs.
And, as with all of On the Move’s funding guides, we hope to provide cultural policy makers and private funders with a broad overview of existing schemes so that they can modify and update their initiatives within this landscape in order to sustain and expand equitable access to professional cultural mobility for all.
In a continuation of our partnership with Music Export Poland, we hope to create updated versions of this guide, therefore we welcome further information and feedback (contact details in the guide below).
The guide covers 46 countries located on the European continent, which are members of the Council of Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
Researchers: Jessica Partridge, Marie Fol
General Coordination: Marie Le Sourd (On the Move) with the support of Tamara Kamińska (Music Export Poland)
Editorial support: Katie Kheriji-Watts (On the Move)
Graphic design and layout: mamy-to-my