Open Call: Participate in Art Music Denmark’s visiting programme to Berlin’s “Month of contemporary music”

From September 1st-3rd, Art Music Denmark invites Danish professional curators, performers, and composers to visit Berlin’s Month of Contemporary Music to learn about the scene and expand their network. Submit you application by May 25th.

Month of Contempary Music is a festival curated by the collective Berlin music scene presenting current works by Berlin ensembles, artists and composers in concerts, performances and sound installations – both in established concert halls and in independent venues.

In collaboration with Initiative Neue Musik, Art Music Denmark invites Danish professional curators, performers and composers to Berlin to experience concerts, visit studios and spend time with chosen Berlin based actors of the contemporary music scene.

The visiting programme includes: Concert visits including the opening concert of the Month of Contemporary Music by Zinc and Copper and Robyn Schulkowsky, networking-events with artists from the Berlin contemporary music scene, and preset individual meetings with Berlin actors, and more.

What is covered by the programme?

Each participant will be offered preparation for the program and will go with a team of other Danish music professionals as well as the consultant of contemporary music from Art Music Denmark. Travel, accommodation, concert tickets, and meals per diem are included in the trip. Local travel in Denmark and additional meals are not included. 

Who can apply?

If you are a performer, curator, representative of an ensemble, festival or in other fashion connected to the Danish contemporary music scene, you can apply for participation.

How do I apply?

Submit an application at Art Music Denmarks website here before May 25th.

Aplicants can expect reply by June 7th. The jury consist of members of Art Music Denmark’s music board and a representative from Initiative Neue Musik Berlin.

Last year’s participants have said: “It was a really exciting visiting programme. It was intense, but it worked really well to be bombarded with impressions. I took a lot with me from there, both concrete experiences and lots of food for thought. After the trip, I got in touch with several ensembles and a festival director“ – Mads Emil Dreyer, composer. 

Read guitarist Mikkel Egelund’s report from his experiences with the visiting programme in 2022 (in Danish) here.

For more information don’t hesitate to contact Art Music Denmark.

Photo: Monat der Zeitgenössischen Musik