European Music Incubator, Music

European Music Incubator – Open Call for Musicians

We are happy to announce the Call for musicians to apply for participation in the European Music Incubator.

The application is now open and closes on April 30, 2017.

In cooperation with European and local partners, Lab 852 is implementing the project European Music Incubator, funded by Creative Europe, in the period 2016 – 2018.

The project is a response to the relentless statistics of life expectancy for bands (3 – 5 years) and the need to establish a new system of support for musicians who want to develop a long-term career in music. Although the music market opens and brings new opportunities for the development of music careers, most of the musicians can hardly rely only on the income from their sales and performances to live out of it.

European Music Incubator is an innovative training program intended for musicians on the rise who want to develop a long-term career based on entrepreneurship and outside the traditional framework of popular music.

The challenge is to connect the stakeholders, the public and the private sector in creating new policies that will remove barriers for the development of musical projects and artist and contribute to the process of creating new value for faster and easier monetization and internationalization of activities in the music sphere.

European Music Incubator is based on the European cooperation that erases the boundaries between individual musical disciplines and other fast-growing creative sectors, at the local and international level. The variety of activities is the key to diversify income and breakthrough to the widest possible audience.

Partner organizations operating along the value chain of the music industry are:

  1. Trempolino – Nantes / France

  2. Lab 852 – Zagreb / Croatia

  3. City of Genova / Department of Culture – Genova / Italy

  4. Sound City Festival – Liverpool / United Kingdom

  5. University of Tartu / Viljandi Music Academy – Estonia

They will be are responsible for connecting musicians with 5 fast growing creative sectors:

  • Marketing and branding

  • Cultural Tourism

  • Film and Theater

  • Licensing and Synchronization

  • Digital pedagogy

European Music Incubator is a chance for musicians to bring their musical career to next level.


European Music Incubator will enable the finalists to have:


  • traveling to 5 European countries (UK, FR, EST, IT, HR)
    connecting with other European musicians and musical organizations
    the construction of their own European network


  • 10 workshops on the subject of linking music with other fast-growing creative sectors
    5 months period of individual tutoring
    participation in two meetings of the project partners
    participation in a joint European event


  • through the communication channels of the project
    through the communication channels of European and local partners
    The project covers the costs of production, travel, accommodation, food, and royalties in the amount of EUR 1400.



All those interested in participating in the project can find detailed information about the terms and the online application form at
Be sure to apply up to April 30.

Until then, feel free to contact us with your questions and comments at or +385 99 6605 681.


European Music Incubator (EMI) is innovative international cooperation of creative hubs which are breaking the boundaries between music sectors and fast-moving creative sectors at local and European levels. The goal of the project is to provide the participants with the skills to become competent and versatile individuals, able to expand the field of their creativity, accomplish new sources of income and sustainable musical career.

This will be achieved through the application of the methodology developed through the vast experience of the partners in programs of support for professional musicians and music organizations, including (not limited to) lectures, workshops, peer to peer collaboration and opportunities to test their skills in actual projects.