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Creating new alliances and collaborative partnerships between some of Europe’s leading venues in classical music.
Actively supporting Europe’s new generation of world class emerging artists in classical music.
Developing a programming offer attuned to the needs of audiences and communities, full of opportunities for education, learning and participation.

We are

Activities Classical Futures Europe provides grants to its partners to realise projects which live up to the spirit and ambition of platform to support young artists and to ensure a thriving classical music scene.  To be eligible for financial support the projects have to: Engage emerging international artists  
  • Up to 35 years old
  • Conservatoire graduate(s) or current student(s) of musical higher education and based in Europe
  • Proven solid career start at national level
  • Peer reviewed by the project partners to ensure artistic excellence and quality
Have an impact beyond performance, including:
  • Integrated Education, Learning and Participation opportunities for audiences and communities
  • Demonstrable additional professional development opportunities for the artist(s)
  • Evidence of the active role the project plays in specific elements of the venue’s audience development strategy.
Our platform aims to spread highest common denominators on how we feel venues can best work with, support, and present emerging international artists to audiences. Classical Futures Europe also drives collaborative exchange between our partners and associated stakeholders.   Together as a community with our partners we regularly review our funded projects, challenging and supporting each other so that the work we support across Europe offers the best impact and opportunities for collaboration.  To explore some of these areas of impact see our blog section.
Funded by the European Union, driven by European values The primary funder of Classical Futures Europe is the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Classical futures Europe is proud of its association with the European Union and is committed to actively addressing the key ambitions of our European funding including supporting the mobility and visibility artists, stimulating Europe-wide programming, contributing to audience development and providing visibility to Europe's values and different cultures
Led by an experienced European network Classical Futures Europe is managed by the European Concert Hall Organisation. The European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) is a network enabling open exchange and shared reflection on the opportunities, developments and shared challenges central to the lives of concert halls in the 21st century. The ECHO member halls come together to learn from, and be inspired by each other and to initiate ambitious international projects.
What unites the ECHO members is a shared ambition to present the highest quality performances to the widest possible audiences. All of the ECHO halls are producing institutions and demonstrate a high level of artistic integrity presenting a significant level of ‘own productions’ in the diverse programmes we offer.The ECHO members stand for a constant reflection on our work and role as concert halls, on our relationships to our buildings, our artists, our audiences, our politics and our society. The partners of Classical Futures Europe are made up of ECHO, as well as non-ECHO member venues in order to encourage a greater geographical diversity of partners and opportunities for artists.

We are

Creating new alliances and collaborative partnerships between some of Europe’s leading venues in classical music.

Actively supporting Europe’s new generation of world class emerging artists in classical music.

Developing a programming offer attuned to the needs of audiences and communities, full of opportunities for education, learning and participation.

Activities

Classical Futures Europe provides grants to its partners to realise projects which live up to the spirit and ambition of platform to support young artists and to ensure a thriving classical music scene.  To be eligible for financial support the projects have to:

Engage emerging international artists

  • Up to 35 years old
  • Conservatoire graduate(s) or current student(s) of musical higher education and based in Europe
  • Proven solid career start at national level
  • Peer reviewed by the project partners to ensure artistic excellence and quality

Have an impact beyond performance, including:

  • Integrated Education, Learning and Participation opportunities for audiences and communities
  • Demonstrable additional professional development opportunities for the artist(s)
  • Evidence of the active role the project plays in specific elements of the venue’s audience development strategy.

Our platform aims to spread highest common denominators on how we feel venues can best work with, support, and present emerging international artists to audiences.

Classical Futures Europe also drives collaborative exchange between our partners and associated stakeholders.   Together as a community with our partners we regularly review our funded projects, challenging and supporting each other so that the work we support across Europe offers the best impact and opportunities for collaboration.  To explore some of these areas of impact see our blog section.

Funded by the European Union, driven by European values

The primary funder of Classical Futures Europe is the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Classical futures Europe is proud of its association with the European Union and is committed to actively addressing the key ambitions of our European funding including supporting the mobility and visibility artists, stimulating Europe-wide programming, contributing to audience development and providing visibility to Europe's values and different cultures

Led by an experienced European network
Classical Futures Europe is managed by the European Concert Hall Organisation.

The European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) is a network enabling open exchange and shared reflection on the opportunities, developments and shared challenges central to the lives of concert halls in the 21st century. The ECHO member halls come together to learn from, and be inspired by each other and to initiate ambitious international projects.

What unites the ECHO members is a shared ambition to present the highest quality performances to the widest possible audiences. All of the ECHO halls are producing institutions and demonstrate a high level of artistic integrity presenting a significant level of ‘own productions’ in the diverse programmes we offer.

The ECHO members stand for a constant reflection on our work and role as concert halls, on our relationships to our buildings, our artists, our audiences, our politics and our society. The partners of Classical Futures Europe are made up of ECHO, as well as non-ECHO member venues in order to encourage a greater geographical diversity of partners and opportunities for artists.