Blackboard Music Project - a "Success Story"

The European Commission selects Blackboard Music Project as an official "Success Story"
13 Dec, 2018


Two years after the Blackboard Music Project ended, the European Commission, Directorate - General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture has selected the project as a "Success Story" . The letter from the Commission states:

"Success stories" are finalised projects that have distinguished themselves by their impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and/or creative approach and can be a source of inspiration for others.

Project Lead from Levende Musik i Skolen, Denmark, Ebbe Høyrup adds: 

"We are very happy with this recognition from EU. We have worked hard to ensure greatest possible impact in the young audiences field by focussing on the key players. Whatever developement happens for them reflects in increased quality, quantity and international exchange in the relevant cultural environments in Europe. The project has formed a strong and inspiring network, and we see it as a clear success that it continues and thrives beyond the scope of the grant."

The Blacboard Music Project ran from 2014 to 2016. Ten partners - JM International and nine member organisations - from eight countries around Europe cooperated intensively to boost Young Audiences Music all over Europe and establish the YAM brand..

The two major outputs of the project were the consolidation of YAMsession as a major international event and of YAMspace, this very site.

The project activities consisted of three YAMsessions and five national showcases around Europe. 

  • More than 200 high class YAM concerts took place as a part of the project activities.
  • Almost 8000 children and around 1700 industry professionals experienced the many concerts.
  • The project events took place all over Europe: in Croatia, Finland, Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden and Belgium. 
  • 24 YAM productions were exchanged across borders, paving the road for increased mobility among YAM productions.

Interested in reading more about project outcomes? Read here

The Blackboard Music Project was funded by EU’s Culture Programme, Creative Europe.

Photo credit: Lars Opstadt.