Creative Europe

NE©XT Accelerator

The Project creates transnational entry routes into international careers for generations of talented emerging artists, enabling them to make a living from creative production; Makes cultural/creative incubators more entrepreneurial, innovative and transnational; Boosts transnational mobility and entrepreneurial learning opportunities for arts graduates, art educators and incubator leaders; Celebrates cutting-edge artistic creation, transcending disciplines, genres, media and audiences; Connects young artists with cultural/creative players, sectors and businesses; Promotes national and European cultural and creative sectors as an engine of economic and social innovation. It makes the 3 editions of the NEU/NOW festival – showcasing the best work of recent art graduates – a major European cultural event. Collaboration with Prix Europa Berlin, Foam Photography Museum, Southbank London and Art Basel results in new arenas for NEU/NOW artists to show their work. It develops a Digital Support Interface, providing NEU/NOW alumni with unique opportunities to display work, drawing attention from international curators, directors, businesspeople and other cultural players. The Incubator Programme researches cultural/creative incubators, tests innovative models and initiates a Support Network, making incubating practices innovative and transnational. Recurring project themes: ‘international career training’, ‘innovative incubating’, ‘cultural entrepreneurship’, ‘new business models’, ‘access to finance and crowd funding and ‘new ways of looking at creativity and audiences’ are translated into training formats, building an attractive learning and exchange environment. The project is led by the ELIA, together with European higher arts education organisations and partners from 14 countries, representing over 1,000 institutions and one million emerging artists.

Coordinator: European League of Institutes of the Arts – ELIA
Duration: 2015-2018


Rostrum+ is a project that aims to rethink the ways in which contemporary music connects with audiences through radio network by exploring new strategies to develop audiences, promote new music, enhance the skills of radio professionals and inspire cooperation between musicians, higher music education institutions and broadcasting companies throughout Europe and beyond. The springboard for the project is the International Rostrum of Composers, an annual event uniting some 40 delegates of national broadcasting companies. Building upon this existing foundation, the project will introduce new activities that connect with other operators of the genre, the end goal being the expansion and durable growth/sustaining of the contemporary music sector in Europe and beyond. The Rostrum+ project sets out a diverse set of activities:

-Listen: a series of listening sessions for national public radio broadcasters
-Live!: a series of 13 concerts performed by students
-Create: co-commissions to 6 composers
-Forum: a series of activities will be implemented to enhance the capacity of radio producers to deal with the new challenges, explore possibilities and develop solutions
-Lab:an unprecedented activity in which radio producers will be invited to experiment innovative approaches to present contemporary compositions to the public and allow them to interact with it
-Edu: academic training, live concerts and meetings with composers, professionals from radio and concert halls to develop a dynamic link with the musicians of tomorrow

Coordinator: International Music Council
Duration: 2015-2018