In partnership with the European Music Council (EMC), INOVA+ launched a fund of 2.2 million euros to support the recovery of the music sector, through the MusicAIRE project, financed by the European Union.
Culture was one of the sectors most affected by the global covid-19 pandemic, which exacerbated and accelerated the challenges the sector was already facing, making an innovative recovery urgent for the European music ecosystem. Thus, this MusicAIRE project (An Innovative Recovery for Europe), operated by INOVA+ in partnership with EMC, aims to provide customized instruments for the sector and contribute to a green, digital, fair and resilient recovery of the music ecosystem.
With a global budget of 2.2 million euros, the program can support up to 90% of the planned investment in selected projects, with limits of 15,000 euros (micro budget), 30,000 euros (small budget) and 55,000 euros (medium budget).
The award-winning projects from the first call are already known, including a Portuguese project, submitted by the “Associação de Músicos Artistas e Editoras Independentes”, in the areas “Digital recovery” and “Just and Resilient recovery” – “The Digital Path To Market: Capacity Building for the Independent Sector” – having obtained an eligible investment of 55,000 euros.
The program targets the entire ecosystem of the music sector, being eligible to submit applications for the program managers, booking agents, creators, conferences, composers, distributors, festivals, industry events, instrument manufacturers, musicians, performers, producers, promoters, editors, researchers, sound engineers, technicians, teachers, coaches, music hall operators and other agents in the music industry.