Picture: Francis Vanhee
VI.BE, JazzLab and Ha Concerts and associated partner Muziekcentrum De Bijloke are joining forces to welcome more than 400 professionals from 197 organizations and 36 countries in Gent for 3 intense days of exchange, inspiration and discovery through a program of networking sessions, keynotes and panel discussions, and of course showcase concerts of Belgian jazz artists.
VI.BE, JazzLab, Ha Concerts, WBM and Museact are opening a call for applications, presented by Sabam for Culture and PlayRight+, to give 10 Belgian bands or musicians the opportunity to present a 30-minute showcase at Ha Concerts or Bijloke Muziekcentrum to the international professionals who will be attending this unique event in Gent.
Who should apply for this call?
This call is aimed at professional jazz bands and musicians who are originating from or residing in Belgium with a current project with international appeal.
What are the conditions to apply?
What is required to apply?
Deadline for applications?
10 December 2023, midnight.
VI.BE, JazzLab and Ha Concerts assemble a longlist of all applications and verify whether each application meets the required criteria.
A Belgian jury consisting of 6 Walloon and 6 Flemish professionals with an in-depth knowledge of the Belgian jazz scene will make a first selection of 20 bands or musicians belonging to the French community and 20 bands belonging to the Flemish community.
The final selection of 10 bands will be made by a jury of 4 international and 4 Belgian (2 Flemish and 2 Walloon) professionals and will be announced at Jazzahead in April 2024.
Evidently, both the quality, originality and international potential of the music and live performances, as well diversity and inclusion criteria (gender, ethnicity, age,…), and geographical balance will be taken into account during the selection process.