MCN x Keychange
Lena Ingwersen, leading Project Manager for the Music Cities Network, has been selected to be part of the second round of the Keychange development programme.
Lena is among 74 artists and music industry professionals from 12 different countries that have been selected by industry and export experts as the future leaders that will take part in the Keychange development programme in 2020, after an open call that received over 650 applications.
Launching with a full network meetup in Stockholm on February 13th, this extensive programme led by Reeperbahn Festival in partnership with PRS Foundation and Musikcentrum Öst will give the 74 women and gender minority participants all the skills and opportunities they need to get to the next stage in their career.
Alongside the full network meet-ups and mentoring, participants will take part in a ‘Creative Lab’ at one of the 13 festivals that are partnered with Keychange. The Creative Labs will offer showcasing opportunities to Artists, public speaking opportunities to Innovators, plus workshops, seminars, studio sessions, masterclasses and more. International collaboration lies at the heart of the programme, and Polish company Chimes have been recruited to oversee all training.
Moreover, Keychange is an international campaign which invests in emerging talent whilst encouraging music festivals, orchestras, conservatoires, broadcasters, concert halls, agents, record labels and all music organisations to sign up to a 50:50 gender balance pledge by 2022.
Find more about participants and the programme here