The International House of Europe Songwriting Project is looking for European partner institutions.
The House of Europe international songwriting project opens borders and introduces a human and artistic point of view through music, to the multicultural society. This project supports interaction between Conservatoire students from different European countries and non-western musicians, who are immigrants living in the country of the host Conservatoire in turn.
In 2018-2020, this project has successfully acheived fruitful outcomes, organizing four intensive songwriting weeks with four partner higher education music institutions: HKU Utrechts Conservatorium (The Netherlands), Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki, Finland), Leeds College of Music (UK), and Conservatorio di Musica "Luisa D’Annunzio" (Pescara, Italy). In each songwriting week, there has been numerous student participants writing new music and lyrics with guest musicians from non-European heritage, and also producing their songs further after the concert.
To continue with the project in a fruitful and sustainable way, outside funding, namely from the new Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme, has been considered. With the funding, the project will be further developed to include remote learning and teaching in the form of an introductory course and a post-production period. The application for the first round of the funding programme is planned to be submitted around the beginning of the next year, so that the project could start at the end of the autumn semester of 2021 or at the beginning of the spring semester of 2022, lasting for 2 to 3 years.
Therefore, new House of Europe project is looking for new partners that are willing to join this unique project with the continuing institutions. The partner institutions should have a Erasmus+ charter, should have a popular music, jazz or world music department/major, and also a songwriting or other kind of concentrate in music creation.
To apply for partnership and for more information, please download the attached pdf file. Application deadline: 5 November.