Music Education and Learning – closing 4 Apr

This call is designed to identify and support approximately 8 innovative approaches to foster informal music education and learning, involving the education sector cooperating with the music sector. The objective is to test small-scale projects with a European dimension that can demonstrate good practice.

Project activities should be targeting school-ages children (6-14 yrs) and can include activities such as; organisation of common learning tools such as workshops, summer schools or Camps; use of audio-visual or digital tools; participation at a musical activity in the framework of a community project, a show, a parade or a festival.

They are looking for projects that contribute to fostering social inclusion.  Social inclusion in this context will mean providing the necessary support to all learners according to their particular needs, including those from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, those from a migrant background or those with special needs. The purpose of this call is not to use music as a means to achieve social inclusion, but rather to attract less advantaged children to the world of music.

There is a maximum grant available per project up to €30k.  They will fund up to 80% of project costs. Projects must begin by November 2020 and last a maximum of 15 months.

ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/content/music-education-and-learning_en

For one-to-one advice and support on applying for this call or to discuss Creative Europe more generally, and how it might benefit your organisation, please contact the Northern Ireland Creative Europe Desk manager, Rosie Le Garsmeur – rosie.legarsmeur@britishcouncil.org

The UK can fully participate in Creative Europe until it leaves the EU and during the implementation period agreed by the UK and the EU (until the end of 2020). Creative Europe contracts awarded during or prior to this implementation period will cover the entire duration of the project, including for projects that continue after 1 January 2021.  For more information on Brexit and Creative Europe please visit the Creative Europe Desk UK website www.creativeeuropeuk.eu/news/update-creative-europe-and-outcome-eu-referendum

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