ACCESS is a Creative Europe supported project aiming for more opened musical experiences for the audience. In places normally not used for music, we will experiment new forms of listening and creating, and of engaging audiences and artists. Between 2024 and 2026, European artists and musicians from improvised and creative music will experiment it during six artistic residencies in France, Portugal and Czech Republic, in close relation with the territories and inhabitants.

Disciplines : experimental music, sound art, dance, visual arts…This call is directed to European artists with a close relation with music and sound, with a focus on experimentation, innovation, improvisation, cooperative creation and audience engagement.

European artists can apply to 1, 2 or 3 of the residencies. The selected artists will take part of 1 residency, with a duration of seven days.

During each residency, a group of 7 European artists will work collectively under several work strategies, from open and graphic scores, soundscape composition, sonic ecology or collective improvisation to create, record and present publicly the output of their work.

Each residency has a specific theme, directly related with the space where it will take place.

Residency #1: Prague | 23–29 September 2024 | Coordinated by Unijazz

The artists will work with a group of teenagers within secondary school environment. Together they will prepare site specific performance floating through the school. They also seek 1 or 2 dancers and/or visual artists.

Residency #2: Lille | 7–13 October 2024 | Coordinated by Muzzix

The residency will take place in a patrimonial site of Lille metropolitan area, probably in a heritage site in relation with the industrial past of the region. The organisers will work closely with the local population to include them in the creative process.

Residency #3: Porto | 12–18 May 2025 | Coordinated by Sonoscopia

The focus of this residency will be the development of a series of small actions – performances and recordings, with the local community surrounding Sonoscopia’s neighbourhood.

The total fee for seven days of work for each participant is 1,680 EUR including employer’s costs. Travel, food and accommodation costs will be covered for the seven days of the residency.

Deadline: 15 April 2024

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