Monument partners up with Pogotowie – organizer of the Up To Date Festival in Poland – in order to exchange experience, and support, and provide new opportunities to Norwegian, Polish, and Ukrainian electronic music artists.
Co-curating of the electronic music scene
As a result of gaining the support of Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants, Monument will cooperate with Up To Date Festival during the project entitled “Co-curating Electronic Music for the Polish and Norwegian Music Market”. Our organizations will exchange experiences of working in the electronic music sector. We will also co-curate electronic music line-ups at the Monument City Festival in Norway and Up To Date Festival in Poland in 2023.
The aim of the project is to support and provide new opportunities to 20 Polish, Norwegian, and Ukrainian electronic music artists and experts. Festivals will host all four music activities, each embedded into their bigger schedule. What’s important, is that the part of the festival program completed with the support of the EEA and Norway Grants will be provided to the audience free of charge.
The foreseen networking & artistic exchange activities of the Co-curating Electronic Music for the Polish and Norwegian Music Market project happening at the Monument City Festival and Up To Date Festival are:
- 2 co-curated electronic music events – organized as multiple artists’ exchange between Poland and Norway, with additional inclusion of Ukrainian artists,
- 2 music sector seminars/ networking events.
The co-curated line-ups and conference program presented at the Monument City Festival and Up To Date Festivals during the project will be announced soon.
Free activities for the audience
The audience will register for the conferences for free. The registration will also give them free access to the regular music events, making the part of the festival complete with the support of the EEA and Norway Grants free of charge.
Support to the Ukrainian artists and experts
Our initiative was created in order to increase and protect the diversity of the artistic expression and competence of the European music sector. We are proud to include the support towards the Ukrainian artists and experts to perform at the music events and share their experience at the music sector conferences. All activities will involve at least four Ukrainian artists.
About the project
The project entitled “Co-curating Electronic Music for the Polish and Norwegian Music Market” benefits from a € 29,800 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants. The aim of the project is to support and provide new opportunities to Polish, Norwegian and Ukrainian electronic music artists, and music initiatives operating at the periphery of bigger cultural hubs. The initiative aims at setting a networking and co-curated artistic exchange scheme between Poland- and Norway-based cultural initiatives operating in the electronic music environment.