For musicians, international musical exchange with collaborators is an essential element of their work. The Goethe-Institut’s task is to enable and to support this. Personal encounters at home and abroad are only possible when travelling, but touring can have a considerable impact on the environmental impact of every musician.
In the debate on sustainability, the Music Division would like to stimulate a discussion on how resource-efficient touring can be enabled and what future sustainably planned music tours can look like. The call for proposals aims to help musicians plan “slow” tours, thus counteracting fast and short-lived touring through appropriate concepts. Above all, the parameter of “time on location” and its relationship to the journey is crucial. A longer stay in the host country, for example, means a smaller climate footprint as well as a more intense experience for musicians and their collaborators. Sustainable music projects should not involve any loss in musical quality or limits to creative ideas, but should lead to new forms of planning.
The funding is aimed at professional musicians and composers who live and work in Germany. After a successful application, funding is provided in the form of a lump sum to cover all costs incurred, such as train tickets, accommodation, food, technical equipment and gear. Projects in South-Eastern European countries are particularly welcome.
Solo artists: Flat-rate funding of 120 €/day for all costs incurred
Groups: 120 €/day for one artist and 80 €/day for all other travelling and actively involved artists (max. 4 persons)
Applications can be submitted on an ongoing basis from now until 31.03.2022.
The journey must be completed by 30.06.2022 at the latest (date of return journey).
Submission of the application at the latest 6 weeks before the start of the journey.