The government allocates 60 new million to culture - but is that enough?

In this year's first extra amending budget of SEK 18 billion, the government allocates 60 new million to culture - and in addition, an extension of the event support is proposed. But it is far too little, emphasize representatives of cultural life. Due to the new restrictions that were imposed after Christmas, the support is now increased to SEK 180 million for the first quarter of 2022, and we hope that the support quickly reaches the needy cultural actors and creators!

Read the government's press release here.

Music industry VGR

Get a real grip on the region's music industry! Many active companies, actors, musicians, artists, producers and organizers lack a common foundation and local platform to stand on. During the course Music industry VGR dissemination of knowledge, collaborations and useful tools so that you as a cultural actor can take the next step in your career.

The course is arranged by Kulturakademin, Förvaltningen för kulturutveckling i Västra Götalandsregionen - in collaboration with Musikcentrum Väst and with technical support from studio Music A Matic and DMG Education.

Read more here and register no later than January 23!

VGR's culture committee is looking for experts for a reference group

The Västra Götaland region's cultural committee allocates SEK 20 million each year to the free cultural life in Västra Götaland via funds for development projects. VGR is now looking for experts for the artistic reference group that will provide support in the project assessment 2022-2023. The assignment involves, among other things, reviewing received applications based on each art area, and making a quality assessment of the content. The work is remunerated. Something for you?

Read more and apply here no later than 7 February.

Stressed and worried?

It is clear that many in the music industry and among our members feel bad about stress and anxiety due to the continuing prevailing pandemic situation. It is a serious seat for many who struggle with their finances, employment and bleak future prospects.

The Academy of Culture is now starting a course that deals with stress and anxiety management, with tips on tools and strategies for dealing with the emotions and thoughts that often accompany stress and anxiety.

Registration and information via this link.

Build a profitable online presence

Kulturakademin's course Selling online aims for you as a participant to get an orientation and in-depth study of how you can best achieve successful sales online. The course covers, among other things, your personal brand, what you can offer based on your industry and how to package yourself in a smart way.

Application no later than April 3. Registration and information can be found here

In the meeting with a young audience

Do you work with performing arts for children and young people? In the Kulturakademin's micro course In the meeting with a young audience you get to know more about meeting the young audience and what challenges can face you both before, during and after a performance. The course is based on self-study and applications are accepted as they come in.

More information and registration can be found here

New face in the office


We are so heavenly happy to receive? welcome our new employee Annelie Johansson to the MCV office! Annelie is a freelance musician, songwriter, producer and also works as an inclusion coordinator for the study associations' music activities.

In the spring of 2022, Annelie will work with project management and communication with us, and will be reached at