An independent jury has recommended 41 projects in different musical genres for funding in 2019, according to a press release Wednesday (October 10, 2018). In 2016, the Senate and Parliament of Hamburg had earmarked EUR 500,000 in extra annual funding to develop the free music scene in the context of financing the Elbphilharmonie’s music schedule. A total of EUR 600,000 euros is available coupled with previous funding by the Ministry of Culture and the Media for serious music and jazz
Diversity and strength of Hamburg as a city of music
“The funds provided by the ‘Musikstadtfonds’ enable artists from the independent music scene to realise larger concepts and thus strengthen the diversity and innovative power of Hamburg as a city of music in the long term. The broad spectrum of musical creativity is reflected by the projects supported and exciting productions can be expected,” said Dr. Carsten Brosda, Senator for Culture and Media. The funding ranges from EUR 5,000 to EUR 50,000. The applicants included ensembles, agencies, clubs and also solo artists. The sponsored music projects range from medieval music to jazz and cover the diversity of Hamburg’s free music scene. The music city funds gives freelance orchestras, musicians, groups and ensembles an opportunity to present their work in public.
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