Part of the Monument City Festival is completed in collaboration with the Polish Up To
Thanks to the support of Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through the EEA and Norway
Grants, Monument cooperates with Up To Date Festival in the course of the project entitled
“Co-curating Electronic Music for the Polish and Norwegian Music Market”, exchanging
experiences and presenting artists from their region at their events. 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.
Each festival will host two types of activities that aim to set networking and co-curated
artistic exchange scheme between Poland- and Norway-based cultural initiatives operating in
the electronic music environment.
The foreseen networking & artistic exchange events
happening at the Monument City Festival in April 2023 and Up To Date Festival in June
- Two co-curated electronic music events – organised as artists’ exchange between
Poland and Norway, with additional inclusion of Ukrainian artists,
- Two music sector seminars/ networking events.
Line-up and events presented at the Monument City Festival in partnership with Up To
Artists presented in co-curated line-ups during the festival 21-23.04.2023:
Lara Palmer (NO)
Erik Mowinckel (NO)
Milena Glowacka (PL)
Na Nich (UA)
Visual artist: Emiko (PL)
Conference – Rave Revolution held on 20.04.2023 will be joined by:
Vera Logdanidi (PL)
Ola Smith-Simonsen (NO)
Mevlana St James (NO)
Participation in the Rave Revolution conference is free after the registration here. The conference audience will gain free access to the music events.
Up To Date Festival links:
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.
About the EEA Grants
The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards
a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to
strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern
Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the
Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through
consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014.
The EEA and Norway Grants scheme consists of two financial mechanisms. The EEA Grants are
jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, whose contributions are based on their GDP.
Norway Grants are financed solely by Norway.