LEC was a 7-month program of European co-creation &
co-production between up to 48 participants, collaborating in 4 co-creation-camps & performing at festivals in Aarhus, Berlin, Groningen & Manchester.
Music Cities Network is excited to announce the publication of The outcomes of the co-creation program Link Up Euro Connection (LEC) in written word:
THE LEC MANUAL - ON HOW TO FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT & PROFESSIONALIZATION OF EMERGING ARTISTS
Consolidate the understanding of the new European Urban youth culture and explore common transnational values, similarities and differences.
Pave the way for new and innovative ways for artists to improve creatively. Professionalize and grow their network in Europe's Music Business.
Design practicable solutions to bridge the gap between the informal methods of Urban artists and the formal methods of city leaders and music policy makers.
The LEC Vol I. co-creation and co-production camps have been organized with the following partners:
Noordstaat in Groningen, The Netherlands (January 28-30, 2022)
Manchester Music City in collaboration with Brighter Sound and Contact, Manchester England (7-13 March 2022)
Promus and Institute for X in Aarhus during the SPOT Festival, Denmark (3.-7. May 2022)
Musicboard Berlin and Alvozay Collective during Fête de La Musique in Berlin, Germany (18-22 June 2022)
LEC MAnual Release
It is our pleasure to announce now that our experiences during LEC and our reflections have now resulted in the LEC Manual. Dive deep into our LEC mindset and recommendations and feel invited to understand how the support and assistance of emerging Hip Hop artists on their way into the industry can be enhanced. In this dynamic, we see ourselves as mediators and facilitators and hope to enable a better understanding of local Hip Hop scenes to municipalities, policy makers and project leaders.
Key quotes from the team
“LEC as part of the Music Cities Network is a growing network of creatives that aims to continue its journey in more European and worldwide cities aiming to improve structures, frames and accessibility for emerging artists and their respective music scenes. To be continued."
- Sjoerd Vriesema,
Project Coordinator LEC, Noordstaat /Lake Woozoo, Groningen, NL
"Our collaboration with LEC broadens our network and knowledge of the specific music scene we were aiming at, it makes us learn about pan-European transcultural work and is a great offering for the artists we support.”
- Maureen Noe,
Assistant to Management, Project Management Artist Funding, Musicboard Berlin GmbH, DE