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grants (was: Re: Zürich Loopfest 2005)

On Mar 2, 2005, at 17:12, jan wrote:

> Hi Per,
> Im looking into grants myself, and tough i live in Norway there might 
> be similarities to where and how to apply.

Each one with it's own traditions for taking care of its internal 
cultural affairs. However, international funds reach over national 

> Is there a special organisation you are applying to? Most of the 
> grants i have found here (norway) are difficult to get access to if 
> you not already are a professional musician.

That's how it is here as well. The truth is that there are more funds 
you can apply to than you might think before looking into it. There are 
books with listings and you can do internet search on the subject. Some 
funds are very specific and you might suddenly find that you fit in 
with their regulations.

Also commercial corporations can sponsor music and art. I found a good 
partner here locally that teamed up with me because we both work along 
the same philosophy. I make music while they educate organisational 
leaders; we both have to be extremely clear about our output but at the 
same time being prepared to throw it all away and start over from 
scratch. In (improvised) music and business you never know what 
tomorrow will look like or if your "best darlings" will even be usable 
in a future situation. Nothing is automatically in the loop since we 
are only players and do not control all the delete buttons. But as 
networking (musically or business-wise) humans we will always create 
new buildings, whatever happens to the one we're presently occupying.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
http://www.looproom.com (international)
http://www.boysen.se (Swedish site)