Footprints – Sustainable Music Across Europe is addressed to young and motivated artists willing to develop their artistic and entrepreneurial skills as well as develop their touring and networking capacity. They will be working with agents trained within the project and put in touch with Footprints partners and experts in order to benefit from their experience and specific knowledge. Participants can be students or graduates of specialised academies having individual musical aspirations and interested in modern approaches to music. They should have an awareness and a need to expand their careers internationally, learn European music scenes and be willing to cooperate with their peers and experts from European countries.
Participants must be at least 18 years old and fluent in English. They must also live in one of these countries: Poland, Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, France.
50 participants will be selected to take part in the Intl Jazz Platform summer workshop in Lodz, out of which 6 participants will be selected to take part in the Footprints international tours and mentoring programme.
The summer training programme will take place at the International Jazz Platform, 17 – 22 July 2021 in Lodz, Poland. Footprints will cover travel costs, accommodation and meals.
6 selected artists (and their bands; other band members can, but don’t have to participate in Intl Jazz Platform summer training programme) will be paired with Footprints agents and will be mentored by Footprints partners in order to organise a concert tour in Europe. Travel costs, accommodation and meals will be covered alongside an artist fee of 300 euro per band member per concert (for around 10 concerts).
All the elements of the programme aim at introducing new skills and providing a better comprehension of social, ecological and economic features that are at stake in the future for the music industry.