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MusicAIRE Funding Call to support Music Ecosystem Recovery

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MusicAIRE provides funding for a green, digital and 'Just Recovery' as part of Creative Europe's Music Moves Europe initiative to boosting European music diversity and talent.

This is a call for proposals under the MusicAIRE (An Innovative Recovery for Europe) project, co-funded by Creative Europe as part of the Music Moves Europe programme. MusicAire is managed by the consortium composed of INOVA+ and the European Music Council (EMC).

Music Ecosystem Recovery

The music sector is one of the sectors hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and will probably be one of the last sectors to come out of it. The crisis has highlighted and accelerated the many challenges which the sector had already been facing. There is a need to pool resources and support projects that encourage the resilience and recovery of music operators, artists, and music professionals who have been harmed by restrictions.

The general goal of MusicAIRE is to assist the recovery of the music sector in Europe by designing and testing a supporting scheme that can meet the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic while fostering the sustainability of the music ecosystem. The project will launch two open calls. The call is organised into three strands: micro, small and medium, each strand is allocated a maximum grant. Multiple proposals are possible under this call. However, only one project can be awarded per organisation.

The call is open to organisations established in one of the 27 EU Member States or non-EU countries that participate in the Creative Europe Programme.

  • MusicAIRE (micro): max grant of €15,000
  • MusicAIRE (small): max grant of €30,000
  • MusicAIRE (medium): max grant of €55,000
  • Deadline: 26th October 2022

The projects funded under MusicAIRE will need to provide strategies, methodologies, and actions for the music sector to address the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in one of the following thematic fields:

GREEN Recovery

Increasing the sector’s environmental sustainability and ecological awareness with a view to greening the music industry, in particular live acts, festivals and touring, as well as supporting innovative start-ups aiming at decreasing the environmental footprint of online data storing and music distribution.

DIGITAL Recovery

Adapting to new emerging trends in digital music consumption, distribution and promotion (e.g. of live music acts online) and developing and promoting sustainable business models that enable monetisation and guarantee remuneration of artists. Digital recovery involves the development of technology-driven products and services in music production, promotion and distribution, as well as capacity building actions for artists in order to make them more competitive and resilient in an increasingly technology-driven market.


Better harnessing music’s potential as a distinct cohesive force, with a view to contributing to increased solidarity, active citizenship, and social cohesion. This includes a stronger community role for music venues, better access to music both in terms of education and consumption, with a special focus on disadvantaged groups, and fairer remuneration for artists and gender balance.

Find out more and apply by 26th October, 2022 on the MusicAIRE website.

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