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About the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Music Programme

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Music Programme for music artists started in 2012. The program is a result of the The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's Government assignment to develop activities for international cultural exchange in music, based on the experience of Iaspis in visual art and design and the The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Dance Programme, KID. The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's earlier music grants with an international focus are since its start handled as part of the International Music Programme.

Purpose and objectives
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Music Programme (KIM) aims to create, develop and deepen the composers contacts with foreign institutions, individual professional representative, such as agents, producers, critics, colleagues, audiences and markets and thereby contribute to the artistic development and improved employment and income opportunities.
The goal is to strengthen the artists own networks and opportunities to create their own sustainable international Contacts.

Extent

The music program is not as extensive as the visual art and design program and the international dance program. Own residences for foreign artists, information about the art scene including visits by experts and its own program activities is missing.

The operations

International cultural exchange and travel grants
The most important means to develop contacts is with direct financial support to music artists offered work or study opportunities abroad. It can also be made through contributions to initiatives by artists active in Sweden who want to invite foreign colleagues for collaboration. Travel grants can be applied for Swedish artists' self-initiated trips in cases where there is no invitation.

Residence abroad
By offering longer studio / work stays abroad in collaboration with prominent institutions or organizations contributing program to a deeper contact with the art scene in the country. The program will also initiate and support residencies for international artists in Sweden, primarily with institutions and organizations of importance for the country's composers.

Residence in Sweden
The program will also initiate and support the work stays in Sweden for foreign artists, primarily in cooperation with institutions and organizations of importance for the country's composers

International cooperation projects
The program will collaborate with organizations and structures in the area to implement projects that increase the artists international networks and sustainable relations. This part of the program may also be made available to a wider circle than just the composers. When this is the case, it may be done in cooperation with institutions that have an explicit public mission.

Updated: 2015-06-04 Tell a friend

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