A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.
11 Aug. '20

Online kick-off EMC Fellowship Programme 2020-2021

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Fellows who participated in one of the EMC's online meetings
The Dutch EMC Fellows, from left to right: Andrea Voets, Ruben Timmer and Daniël de Keizer
The EMC Fellowship Programme offers young professionals working in the field of music an opportunity to internationalise their careers and stimulates their professional development. Dutch Performing Arts sponsors three additional Dutch fellows next to the seven fellows who were selected by the European Music Council. Since May all ten fellows met up online for various meetings.
For the duration of one year, the EMC fellows are invited to take part in the European Forum on Music, get exclusive access to further EMC events and are included in the EMC’s internal (membership) communication. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the EMC has adapted its fellowship programme with online events and activities and is developing ways of including the fellows in a digital way.

Online kick-off
Last spring, the EMC organised an introductory meeting for all ten fellows, where they could meet each other as well as the EMC team. This was followed by a meeting with the former fellows who shared their experiences. Since the introductory meeting, some of the fellows have also participated in EMC's online activities such as their workshop on environmental sustainability. A further online meeting for the fellows was held this summer covering the topic of cultural policy.

Meet the Dutch EMC Fellows
Dutch Performing Arts offered three emerging leaders in the professional Dutch music field the opportunity to join the EMC fellowship programme from June 2020 to June 2021.

Andrea Voets is the artistic director of Resonate Productions: the world's only organisation for musical journalism. She makes documentary-concerts on emotional blinds spots in society. Since 2018, she does this at De Balie : the leading Dutch house for debate. In Wings & Roots -shaping identity between cultures- (2019), 4 musicians hold 12 nationalities are in session with a trans-cultural psychiatrist on what it means “when you always relate and never belong”. While We Live -a compass to connection- (2020) shows a social roadtrip through Greece, that offers ways out of the fundamental crisis of loneliness in many societies. Andrea is a harpist and teaches her own course of practical music philosophy at the Hanns Eisler conservatory in Berlin.She divides her time between the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Greece.

Ruben Timmer studied Musicology in Utrecht and works as a production and communication professional in the Dutch cultural sector. He is part of the communication department at Amsterdam Sinfonietta, a professional string orchestra based in Amsterdam. He's also an Executive Board member of the national branch organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Dutch amateur choral sector.

Daniël de Keizer is music promotor/ programmer at Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond, a networking organisation and venue for Flemish arts in Amsterdam. Here he works with festival, venue and media partners to promote up-and-coming Flemish artists and help build their careers. Alongside his role at De Brakke Grond, Daniël founded the music consulting company Eighty5ive where he consults and coaches artists and organisations, handles PR, manages artists and is an agent for Dutch artists such as Joya Mooi and Gita Buhari. Previous to his job as a programmer, he worked in marketing roles for Paradiso and HipHopHuis in Rotterdam.

Visit the EMC website to meet all ten fellows of the EMC Fellowship Programme 2020-2021.