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Cultural meetings - a significant care effort in nursing homes

Music contributes to the desire for life. It shows a new study from Gothenburg universities made in collaboration with the Bethany Foundation, Music in the South and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, with support from the Kamprad Family Foundation. In 2022, the Bethany Foundation will test a new, interactive concept for the education of cultural representatives and activity coordinators in elderly care, as well as for dialogue with nursing education about how knowledge about culture and health can be incorporated into curricula.

Two of Sweden's largest music institutions participated in the research project, Music in the South and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. For Music in the South, participation, in parallel with other initiatives, has led to a new regional development center for music in health, care and health

Read the full story here

Sales support to individual traders

February 9 opened sales support for sole proprietors. The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning's sales support to sole proprietors, for the periods December 2021 and January 2022, can be applied for from 9 February to 30 April 2022. of the spread of covid-19 disease.

Read more at the link above.

Information on crisis support

This is how the Arts Council distributes the new crisis support
The Arts Council's board has now decided that the new crisis support of SEK 170 million will be distributed as a supplement to already awarded crisis scholarships, as these were judged to be quite small from the outset. The new crisis support is handled as an additional decision to Crisis Scholarships 2 and 3, and the goal is for the money to reach the artists by the end of March.

Read about the decision here.

MCV member winner of the Manifesto Gala!

Warm congratulations to our MCV member Fia Ekberg who combed home Manifest Gala award in the category Show of the Year for his album Bangatan (Kakafon Records)

The motivation was: “With personal lyrics and headstrong melodies, this year's song album offers both a thematic and musical breadth. The voice, which shimmers with warmth and melancholy, carries the common thread of sincerity that is repeated in all the songs on the record. "


Application for a musician position at the Music Alliance 2022

The music alliance announces 10 new musician positions. You who have freelanced as an instrumentalist, singer, chorister, musical artist or conductor for the past five years or more can register your application from February 15 to March 31, 2022. Run and apply!

The Swedish Musicians' Association - talks about crisis support 10 February

After great participation during a previous meeting that was about experiences and consequences of the pandemic, the Swedish Musicians' Association invites to a follow-up discussion forum on February 10 at 12.00-13.00 with a focus on crisis support. The call is open to everyone and is held via zoom.

Info and link to the meeting are available here.

Artist in Residence - On Road 45

The application for Artist in Residence "På Väg 45" is now open - for residence in the art galleries of Åmål, Trollhättan and Vänersborg during the spring. The application is open to you who are a professionally active artist or creator, so also in the field of music. The main thing is that you have creative, exciting ideas that you want to try with one of the art galleries as a workshop.

Applications and projects will be assessed on the basis of how the project idea uses the art gallery as a workspace, who and who it is aimed at and whether there are ideas about collaborations or target groups for the project.

Deadline for applications is 28 February 2022.
Read more and apply here!