Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, UK
Total project grant (euros)
Call publication date
18 Oct 2018
11 Dec 2018
31 Aug 2022
Number of partners in project
Musica, Neerpelt, Belgium
Wilde Westen, Belgium
Festival van Vlaanderen Vlaams-Brabant vzw (also known as Transit), Belgium
SPOR festival, Denmark
Viitasaaren Kesäakatemia Ry (also known as Time of Music), Finland
Stichting November Music, Netherlands
Stiftelsen Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival (also known as Ultima), Norway
Ariona Hellas (also known as Onassis Cultural Centre), Greece
Sounds Now is a multi-action programme that focuses on new and emerging curators as a sustainable way to promote inclusion in contemporary classical music, experimental music and sound art.
Sounds Now's network of 10 festivals and cultural centres will implement a programme of learning, mentoring, productions, experimentation and research that explores the social and artistic impact of the curator's role in contemporary music. These actions will generate a much-needed discourse on music curating, provide experience to participants in a variety of social and cultural contexts, and diversify the current pool of curators by providing concrete new pathways into the profession for people “on the outside”.
Actions aimed at participants across Europe include coaching and co-working labs with established international music curators, the testing of innovative curating formats, the creation of new works and networks, a formal learning course and research.