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MCV is looking for a project manager

Apply no later than 8 Dec.

Musikcentrum Väst (MCV) is a non-profit member organization for and with professional freelance musicians and artists. We are part of the national organization Musikcentrum Riks, which in turn is part of Sweden's thirteen center formations. Read more at www.mcv.se, www.musikcentrumriks.se and www.centrumbildningarna.se.

MCV's mission is to strengthen and promote freely active musicians in Sweden. We do this by arranging and creating job opportunities, supporting and developing the skills of musicians and working in cultural policy for better conditions in the industry. All in close collaboration with other organizations and actors in the music industry.

From 2022, MCV's office consists of three people in addition to this position. There is a pronounced effort at MCV that the composition of employees, elected representatives and other contractors should reflect society.

In the restart after the pandemic, the Music Center has received funding from the Swedish Arts Council for special initiatives in 2022. Therefore, we are now looking for a project manager of 60% until the summer. The service may be extended. 

The project manager position includes responsibility for:

  • Design, planning, implementation, follow-up and reporting of MCV's current project initiatives. Responsibilities include time planning, content and project finances.
  • Projects that focus on musicians' competence development, concert booking and digital communication.
  • Oral and written communication with our partners, financiers and music organizers.
  • Project communication on our website and in our social channels, Facebook and Instagram.

We are looking for you who have:

  • A burning interest in live music and musicians' conditions - preferably with a parallel musicianship or musician background.
  • Relevant experience and training in project management.
  • Great knowledge in digital communication.
  • A network of contacts relevant to the assignment.

We further believe that you are:

  • Flexible and self-propelled.
  • A careful manager who sees constant development as something necessary and stimulating.
  • A good communicator, who is used to communicating with musicians and artists as well as bookers and clients of live music (for both children / young people, adults and the elderly - both publicly funded and private actors).
  • Social and enjoys building and developing networks.

Because the workplace is small, it depends on everyone being helped with the day-to-day tasks. Therefore, we are also curious about which skills you can contribute to MCV.

Terms of employment
Fixed-term employment 1 February - 30 June 2022, which may be extended.

Extent: 60 %
Flexibility: Unregulated working hours
Access: February 1 2022
Workplace: MCV: office is located in Musikens hus, Djurgårdsgatan 13, Gothenburg
Apply: Send your CV and a personal letter to rekrytering@mcv.se no later than 8 Dec 2021.  

 

The MCV DAY at Stora Teatern was a success!

  • Aurelia Dey & the Neighbors

Many thanks to all participating artists, organizers and bookers who came to our offer day "MCV-day" at Stora Teatern on November 8!

Many thanks to Louise Wanselius who was conferences and to Stora Teatern's fantastic premises and staff! We are very happy and proud of our wide range of quality music with live performances presented by six different artists - we are already excited for next year's offer day!

MCV Day featured the following artists:

pastedGraphic.png Aurelia Dey and the neighbors

pastedGraphic.pngKarin Klingenstierna and Darelid

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pastedGraphic.pngAigua

pastedGraphic.pngJonathan Hilli

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Hope to see you again next year!

Jazzahead in Bremen April 28 - May 1, 2022

Are you planning to go to Jazzahead in Bremen 2022? Read more about the fair here (we will return at the beginning of next year with more info).
Here is a first brief info about how to become a “co-exhibitor” to the Swedish stand where Export Music Sweden is the host (ie exhibitor). And do not forget to use the discount code - NOTE! Applies only to Swedish participants.
Jazzahead! co-exhibitor registration 2022:
1. To register for the next jazzahead! , please click here for the overview or directly on co-exhibitor registration form.
2. If you do not have an account with jazzahead! you must register as a new user first. If you already have an account, you can login directly.
The stand number of the umbrella stand “your company name” is 3A5 and the contact is “your contact person”.
The discount code JA4RC22US can be entered in the last step just before payment. The price should be reduced to 6 € + 135% VAT.
5. The terms of participation and cancellation for co-exhibitors can be found here.
6. After your registration as a co-exhibitor you can find the participants portal here.

Creative school - sign up for Musikcentrum Riks webinars

Creative school is one of the largest investments in the field of culture and SEK 196 million is being invested for the coming academic year. But how do you get into the Creative School business? What is a principal and how do you navigate the bureaucracy? How can you develop your business with the help of digital tools and how is an educational program developed without sacrificing your artistry? Do not miss ours 4 matiga workshops in the subject!

All webinars are conducted via Zoom and are free for you who are a member of the Music Center Syd, West or East, and has paid membership fee 2021.

The number of places is limited, so hurry with your registration!

Tuesday 9 November at 13.00-15.00

# 4 What is Creative School?

The creative school grant will enable a meeting between the school and the free arts. However, the path from the freelance artists to the individual school is sometimes a bit complicated. What do you need to think about if you want to work with a creative school? We go through the basics of Creative School and invite you to a conversation where you get answers to your questions!

Register here no later than November 7

Tuesday 16 November at 10.00-12.00

# 5 How is Creative School booked?

How does a municipal cultural coordinator work with Creative School? How can you as an artist present your project idea to a principal? What is required of you to be able to work with Creative School projects? Welcome to a seminar where you can ask your questions to a panel that describes what it looks like in each municipality!

Register here no later than November 14

Tuesday 23 November at 10.00-12.00

# 6 Artistic height in Creative school

How do you do as an artist in Creative School? Are you an artist or an educator? How do you combine these roles without losing your artistic height in interacting with an art-above audience? Members of the Music Center talk about how they have managed to convey their artistic vision in an educational way.

Register here no later than November 21

Tuesday 7 December at 10.00-12.00

# 7 Digital strategy in Creative school

Ceclila Nordlund and Erik Rask from Techno craft developed its digital Creative School project in the midst of a burning pandemic. How did they go about creating a digital concept and how have they used the technology? Hear how they work in post-pandemic times in hybrid form with both digital and physical meetings.

Register here no later than 1 December

During the autumn invests Musikcentrum Riks on education. sustain is a webinar series that will give you more knowledge about how you as a self-producing artist can create a sustainable career. We have been able to invite a number of experts who will be able to give both concrete advice and to put your music life in a broader perspective.

The webinars are divided into three thematic blocks - here you can read more about the entire seminar series!

sustain carried out on the basis of Arts Council and is free for you who are a member of the Music Center East, West or Syd and like paid membership fee for 2021.

Make money and keep it! - sign up for Musikcentrum Riks webinars

Make money and keep it! - This is the first theme for Musikcentrum Riks knowledge series sustain. We meet artists, economists and music publishers on 3 occasions to talk about how to make money as a live artist and songwriter, and how to then make the money last.

All webinars are conducted via Zoom and are free for you who are a member of the Music Center Syd, West or East, paid membership fee 2021.

However, the number of places is limited, so hurry up with your registration!

 

Tuesday 9 November at 10.00-12.00

# 1 How to make money on gigs

How to make money as a live act? What income and expenses do you have and how do you generate long-term income? Nils Berg and Josef Kallerdahl (Nils Berg Cinemascope) has built his artist life on long-term collaborations and tells here how to combine wages and public support so that there is money left over in the end.

Register here no later than November 7

 

Date and participants TBA

# 2 How to make money on your work

Music publishers monitor songwriters' rights and help them develop new collaborations. But is there any point for those who are active in narrower genres to collaborate with a publisher? We meet music publishers and artists in a conversation about how to make money on their songs.

 

Wednesday 1 December at 10.00-12.00

# 3 How to make the money last

How do you keep your freelance finances in order so that the money is enough in the long run? Which form of company is best and how do you ensure that there is money left over for the pension? Mats Möller, musician and accounting consultant, explains how to do long-term financial planning and avoids the most common pitfalls.

Register here no later than November 29


During the autumn invests Musikcentrum Riks on education. sustain is a webinar series that will give you more knowledge about how you as a self-producing artist can create a sustainable career. We have been able to invite a number of experts who will be able to give both concrete advice and to put your music life in a broader perspective.

The webinars are divided into three thematic blocks - here you can read more about the entire seminar series!

sustain carried out on the basis of Arts Council and is free for you who are a member of the Music Center East, West or Syd and like paid membership fee for 2021.

 

Musikcentrum Riks
Questions? Contact:

Kim Vestin, project manager
kim@musikcentrumost.se

Live Music From Sweden

 

 

The Swedish music scene is vibrant, versatile and highly interesting for the global music market. Now we open Live Music From Sweden. A digital platform, with short concert films for artists and music groups to reach out faster, wider and strengthen their international position.

 How does it work?

New concert films will be published on Fridays - at least every two weeks. 

 Welcome to livemusicfromsweden.se, read more and be guided to the latest playlists such as jazz, pop, Womex etc. 

 What are LMFS?
LMFS is run by Musikcentrum in close collaboration with Export Music Sweden, the Administration for Cultural Development VGR and Music in the South.   


Do you have a concert film that fits?
Check out the criteria and application here!

 

 

Sustain - Musikcentrum Riks webinarieserie

KNOWLEDGE FOR A SUSTAINABLE ARTIST LIFE

Here you will find collected info about Sustain - knowledge for a sustainable music life. An online education venture between Music Center East, Music Center West and Music Center South. Sustain is a webinar series that will give you more knowledge about how you as a self-producing artist can create a sustainable career. We have been able to invite a number of experts who will be able to give both concrete advice and to put your music life in a broader perspective.

Sustain is implemented with the support of Arts Council and is free for you who are a member of Musikcentrum Öst, Väst eller Syd och as paid membership fee for 2021.

The webinars are divided into three thematic blocks - below you can read more and sign up!

MAKE MONEY & KEEP THEM

Here we immerse ourselves in different ways to make money on their music and organize their business. What income and expenses do you have when you play live and how do you get cash flow? How do you not lose money when your music is played abroad? How do you do long-term financial planning and how do you know that you have chosen the right company form? We meet artists, music publishers and economists on three occasions in November!

Read more and register here!

PLAY IN CREATIVE SCHOOL

Creative school is one of the largest investments in the field of culture and SEK 196 million is being invested for the coming academic year. But how do you get into the Creative School business? What is a principal and how do you navigate the bureaucracy? How can you develop your business with the help of digital tools and how do you make an educational program without sacrificing your artistry? Do not miss 4 hearty workshops during the autumn.

Read more and register here!

GET FANS, GIG & PUBLICITY

How do you market yourself to get fans, gigs and media attention? That is the question we will have to answer on three occasions in December!

We meet professionals in PR and discuss how to get your fans to talk about one with others, how to communicate with music companies and what to say when talking to the media. What material do you need and which channels should you use?

Read more and register here!

Musikcentrum Riks
Questions? Contact:

Kim Vestin, project manager
kim@musikcentrumost.se