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Call for applications: Alhambra Monkey Week 2024

Deadline for submission: 24/06/2024

Alhambra Monkey Week is opening its call for participation in the Showcase Circuit. This circuit will take place as part of the festival program on November 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2024.

Throughout its fifteen-year history, the Alhambra Monkey Week Showcase Circuit has become an essential platform for discovering the most innovative music scenes, not only from Spain but from around the globe. Each year, over 1,200 professionals, members of the press, and musicians from Europe, Latin America, the United States, and other areas gather at Alhambra Monkey Week to build new connections, explore business opportunities, and discover emerging musical talents.

The call is open to artists with representatives, including but not limited to booking or management agencies, record labels, associations, etc. / Solo acts, bands, and DJs. / Artists from all corners of the globe.

Important details

  • Selection will guarantee at least one showcase slot in the official lineup of Alhambra Monkey Week.
  • Each showcase is allotted a 40-minute performance time.
  • Showcases are scheduled for November 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2024.
  • Alhambra Monkey Week provides a standard backline for performances, which includes 2 guitar amplifiers, one bass amplifier, drums, and DJ equipment. Any additional instruments required for their performance must be provided by the artists themselves.
  • Alhambra Monkey Week offers €400 plus VAT to each act selected through this call.
  • Please note, accommodation is not provided for participants.

Application deadline: 24 June 2024 

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Call for applications: Jazz With

Deadline for submission: 30/04/2024

AJC has been committed to promoting the French jazz scene in Europe since its creation in 1993, seeking to create ideal conditions for its artists, by inviting professionals to discover French jazz through our program of invitations, by creating bi-national schemes between France and Great Britain, Austria, the Netherlands,…, or by supporting festivals and initiatives to promote and tour French musicians in Germany, Italy, Nordic countries, the United States,…

Today, AJC is launching a new pan-European project, Jazz With. Thanks to Jazz With, AJC will be able to support and accompany an existing but under-supported trend: artistic projects combining French and European artists. Through a European call and a selection made by AJC network members, Jazz With will support 3 already existing paneuropean formations each year in their French and European promotion strategy.

These three projects will be selected based on their artistic quality, but the jury will also consider issues such as female representation, diversity of proposals and formats, as well as promotion strategies that will have been presented in the application. The groups – from trios to sextets – must consist of musicians residing in Europe, with at least one French artist (or resident in France for several years). These projects must already have an initial existence, provide music to the jury and be able to outline an initial promotion strategy.

The selected projects will benefit from a concert (fees, transportation, accommodation, etc.) at the Rencontres AJC 2024 – December 3, 2024 – in front of a gathering of French and European professionals and a grant of 3000 euros meant to optimize tour planning and avoid one-off events. In addition, the three groups will be supported by AJC teams and network members in their research and reflections to create the necessary shared dynamic for a better dissemination in France and Europe.

Eligibility criteria

  • Already existing formation
  • From trio to sextet
  • At least one French musician or resident in France for several years
  • Other artists must reside in Europe

Required documents (in English)

  • Presentation of the artistic project
  • Presentation of the artists and contacts
  • Presentation of the project’s entourage
  • Statement of intention regarding the project’s distribution
  • 2 to 3 titles only on Soundcloud
  • 1 live video – if available

Application deadline:  30 April 2024
Announcement of winners: mid-May 2024

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Call for applications: Intl Jazz Platform 2024 Polish Edition

Deadline for submission: 30/04/2024

Intl Jazz Platform Better Live Edition is an artistic and professional platform for improvised music artists. It is a space for creative exchange of knowledge and inspiration, as well as for meeting peers and other actors of the music sector in Europe. Intl Jazz Platform brings together representatives of the improvised music industry – students, experienced and established instrumentalists, promoters and experts. During several days in Lodz they build a network of relationships, exchange experiences, learn from each other and share music together. During this special edition of Intl Jazz Platform, we’re joining forces with Better Live project to discuss the future of our sector in the face of the climate urgency.

Information for applicants

  • Who: 50 young artists from Europe (all countries can apply / age limit: 18 – 35)
  • When: 21 – 25 July, 2024 (arrival July 21, departure July 26)
  • Where: Klub Wytwórnia, Łąkowa 29 Str., 90-554 Łódź, Poland

Covered by the organizer

  • Contribution to the travel costs to Lodz.
  • Accommodation.
  • Sustenance (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

What do we expect in return?

  • Participate in all the activities planned from July 21 till 25, 2024.
  • Arrive on time for the first session that will start around 12:00 on July 21.
  • Leave no earlier than after the final concert that is planned for July 25 at 19:00 (the earliest departure around 22:30 on July 25th, 2024).

Application deadline: 30 April 2024

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Went online: 10.04.2024

Call for applications: Kullaaugu Film Music Residency for international composers

Deadline for submission: 30/04/2024

Kullaaugu Music Residency will bring together musicians and composers with filmmakers from around the world to create music specifically for films or specific environments. The residency is located in a beautiful countryside village in South-East of Estonia, situated 30 km from Tartu. By the end of the residencies, there will be a public display of and is part of European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.

There will be showings of finalized works, which will bring greater insight into the specifics of creating soundscapes. Additionally, workshops will be held, which are aimed towards students, in addition to general audience from Põlva and Tartu areas.

Kullaaugu Music Residency will open two monthly slots in the end of 2024.


  • Free accommodation
  • Travel budget, including plane tickets
  • Grant of 800€


  • Finished piece of music for a short film, an animation or a commercial
  • Workshop and concert in Põlva Parish
  • Showcase of completed works in Tartu at Genialistide Klubi

The artists will be selected by organizers of Kullaaugu residency and representatives of following institutions: Music Estonia, Põlva Culture Centre and Tartu 2024.

Application deadline: 30 April 2024

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Workshop: Hitting the right notes

Deadline for submission: 25/04/2024

In today’s digital-centric musical landscape, understanding the intricacies of promotion and audience engagement is paramount. Our workshop, under the guidance of expert Géraldine Zanaska, is tailored to arm musicians with the insights they need to flourish in 2024.

You’ll embark on a journey into brand development, delving deep into the essence of your musical identity. Here, you’ll work to crystallise your unique message, image, and brand. With this foundation, the workshop transitions into helping participants strategize with precision and plan ahead, determining key milestones for the upcoming months and the best channels to showcase their artistry.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Brand Development & Strategy: Navigate from conceptualising your unique musical brand to crafting an effective promotional strategy.
  • Audience Engagement: Explore techniques for organic fanbase growth across marketing channels, emphasising the importance of community interaction and sustainable content creation.
  • Peer-Reviewed Interactive Case Studies: A dynamic segment where six artists present their promotional strategies, receiving invaluable feedback from both Géraldine and their peers.

By the end of this hands-on, interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Have a crystal-clear understanding of their brand and promotional needs.
  • Possess actionable strategies to improve their online presence and engagement.
  • Benefit from peer-reviewed insights, fostering collective growth and learning.
  • Be equipped with a comprehensive plan for a future campaign.

Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, places are limited to 16. 

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Went online: 25.03.2024

Call for expression of interest | 2025 Luxembourg Selection at Festival OFF d’Avignon and Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Deadline for submission: 01/09/2024

Following the second call for a Luxembourg Selection at the festival OFF d’Avignon in 2022 and the creation of new support for Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2023, Kultur | lx would like to invite producers from Luxembourg to make strategic proposals to stage shows at one of these festivals in 2025.
Significant investment is required to participate in these festivals, requiring clearly defined objectives and expected outcomes.

Objectives for producers from Luxembourg:

  • Facilitate participation in the most suitable platform for the proposed performance (aesthetic suitability, priority distribution territories, timing);
  • Receive support to find the right venue for their performance and ensure it is suitable (identified by professionals, conditions);
  • Receive support through guidance, communications, networks to maximise their participation, and promote future tours.

Objectives for Kultur | lx :

  • Propose Luxembourg Selections suitable for the platforms targeted;
  • Boost scouting of performances by professionals at international level by targeting partner venues at festivals;
  • Promote projects with international distribution strategies.

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg is therefore now opening a second call for expression of interest in the 2025 Luxembourg Selection for the Avignon OFF and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. These two events are high-profile strategic professional platforms for networking with a view to distributing creations from Luxembourg and supporting the career development of performing arts professionals.

Kultur | lx backing includes financial support for the distribution of shows and a prospecting programme.

The deadline for submitting applications is midnight on Sunday 1 September 2024.

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Call for applications: Impuls neue Musik 2024

Deadline for submission: 01/05/2024

Impuls neue Musik promotes music projects that shape the exchange between the German-speaking and French-speaking linguistic and cultural areas with new ideas and connect the contemporary music scenes in Germany, France, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Funding is being sought for composers, musicians, sound artists, performers and event organisers who contribute to enriching artistic exchange between the four countries.

Funding is available for concerts and music theatre productions, series or festivals, education projects, artist-in-residence programmes, academies and sound art. Hybrid projects consisting of live and digital events are also eligible for funding. The projects must be developed and realised in Germany, France, Switzerland or Luxembourg, whereby the idea of exchange between the German-speaking and French-speaking cultural areas must be at the heart of the project. Projects that are developed and/or presented in at least two of the four countries are particularly eligible for funding. Special consideration will be given to residencies and environmentally conscious, resource-conserving projects that offer solutions in terms of sustainability.

Application deadline: 1 May 2024

Funded projects may not begin before 1 August 2024 and must be completed by 30 June 2026. 

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Went online: 18.03.2024

Call for applications: Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin 2024

Deadline for submission: 25/04/2024

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin is opening the second part of its annual call for entries until 25 April 2024, for the event that will take place in Paris in November 2024 and Berlin in April 2025.

Major event dedicated to contemporary practices of the moving image, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin propose every year a new international programme made of works by internationally renowned artists and filmmakers, along with works by young artists shown for the first time.

Any individual or organization can submit one or several works, regardless of geographical origins. The call for entries for both the main programme and the Moving Image Art Prize are open to cinema, video and multimedia works. There are no restrictions on length or genre.

To enter a work, two types of registration are possible:

  • Submission to the main programme.
  • Submission to the Moving Image Art Prize.

Application deadline: 25 April 2024

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Call for applications: Iceland Airwaves 2024

Deadline for submission: 15/05/2024

The call for applications to play at Iceland Airwaves, which will take place in Reykjavík (Iceland) from November 7 to 9, 2024, is now open.

Situated halfway between North America and Europe, Iceland Airwaves is the world’s most northerly music showcase festival that brings together the country’s brightest emerging musical talent and forward-thinking international acts. Each November for three days and nights, downtown Reykjavík comes alive, filled non-stop with music, with performances hosted everywhere from tiny record stores and art museums, to cool bars and stately churches, to nightclubs and large-scale venues. For two decades, Iceland Airwaves has shone a spotlight on new talent, with early appearances from the likes of Mac DeMarco, James Blake, Sufjan Stevens, Young Fathers, Sigrid, Florence and The Machine, and many more.

Application deadline: 15 May 2024 (Please note: Applications may be closed sooner if all showcase slots are filled)

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Call for applications: Waves Vienna 2024

Deadline for submission: 31/05/2024

The call for applications to play at Waves Vienna, which will take place in Vienna (Austria) from September 5 to 7, 2024, is now open.

Launched in 2011, Waves Vienna added a new leitmotif in 2022 besides the conference focus on East meets West: diversity. Since then, each year a new aspect from the large range of topics is worked on as a common thread for the discourse and festival programme. While the live programme features a wide variety of national and international acts, the conference offers a diverse discourse programme with panels, keynotes, workshops, master classes, and many networking opportunities. Every year, Waves Festival welcomes one country as special guest with a focus on acts from this country in the live programme. This year’s guest country has not yet been announced.

Application deadline: 31 May 2024

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Call for applications: Reeperbahn Festival 2024

Deadline for submission: 30/06/2024

The call for applications to play at Reeperbahn Festival, which will take place in Hamburg (Germany) from September 18 to 21, 2024, is now open.

Since its debut in 2006, the Reeperbahn Festival has developed into one of the most important gatherings for the music world. For four days every September, the international music community meets in St. Pauli District along the Reeperbahn strip. With more than 360 different concerts from heavy metal and punk to indie, hip-hop, jazz and soul: spectators, delegates and artists alike will have plenty of opportunities to broaden their musical minds beyond genre boundaries. The conference offers industry representatives a program of sessions, networking events, matchmaking events, showcases, meetings and the ANCHOR award show. For artists, the Reeperbahn Festival is a springboard to Germany and a gateway to the wider world.

Application deadline: No deadline announced yet

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Call for applications: National Literary Competition 2024

Deadline for submission: 01/07/2024

The subject of the national literary competition for 2024 is a play in Luxembourgish, French, German and/or English. Created in 1978 by the Ministry of Culture, this competition aims to encourage literary creation in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The competition will consist of two prize categories

  • adult authors aged 20 and over
  • young authors aged 12 to 19.

The first prize in the “adult authors” category is 5,000 euros.
The first prize in the “young authors aged 12-19” category is €2,000.

Practical details

The competition is open to authors/collectives of authors holding Luxembourg nationality, residing in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or, where applicable, having their fixed or predominant place of work or, failing that, various locations within the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Application deadline: 1 July 2024

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