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Dear members,

The Winter Meeting is approaching fast and we very much would like to welcome you at this new edition in 2013 as it will provide us with new insights in data gathering in music life. In the meantime, IAMIC didn't stop! We participated at the Euro Med Youth Expo in Limassol, Cyprus, which lead to our new membership of the Anna Lindh Foundation. Besides, for the first time, IAMIC had a separate stand at Womex and could count on a lot of interest in the work of MICs and IAMIC. This enabled us to negotiate better conditions for MICs at Classical Next. IAMIC had furthermore the opportunity to meet the head of Culture and Education at the European Commission and was invited to participate at an expert meeting about mobility statistics. In this context, IAMIC is also thoroughly following and participating with other associations in the negotiations about the new Creative Europe Programme that will start in 2014. It is of utmost importance for IAMIC to  be on Board as it largely determines the future of the association.  The Music Monitor will play an important role in this context.

Kind regards,


Euro Med Youth Expo: IAMIC participated at the Euro Med Youth Expo (27/09-01/10/2012) and the capacity-building workshop organised by IMC/EMC in Limassol, Cyprus. The aim of the capacity building workshop for music organisations in the Mediterranean was to strengthen the infrastructure of the music life of the region by building knowledge, creating networking opportunities as well as raising  awareness of lobby work and how to effectively implement it.
Membership of the Anna Lindh Foundation: IAMIC is happy to announce its brand new membership of the Anna Lindh FoundationThe ALF facilitates and supports the action of civil society of the Euro-Mediterranean Region in priority fields which affects the capacity for individuals and groups to share values and live together. The programme of the Foundation is focused on activities in fields which are essential for human and social dialogue;
IAMIC meeting at European Commission: On 25/10/2012, IAMIC had a meeting with the Interim Director of DG Culture and Education, Mr Xavier Troussard concerning the network and the Music Monitor Project. The EC was enthusiastic about IAMIC’s involvement in stathistical data in music live through the Music Monitor and highly encouraged our work. IAMIC is invited to participate at an expert group to work on the topic of improving mobility statistics;
WOMEX: IAMIC had a separate stand at Womex (17/10-21/10/2012) and represented the MICs. There was a tremendous interest and many discovered the existence and importance of Music Information Centres. 

IAMIC Member News

Music Centre Wales: On 31 October, Mr Gwyn L. Williams started as the new Director of the Welsh Music Centre.  

Music Centre the Netherlands: IAMIC regrets to inform you that Music Center The Netherlands will have to cease its membership of IAMIC as of January 1st 2013. Music Center The Netherlands thanked IAMIC, the Board, the members and the Executive Manager for all the support it received since the decision was made last year by the Dutch Government to withdraw all funding. It is still working hard to preserve a MIC function in The Netherlands and will keep us updated if any developments occur.

IAMIC Meetings

IAMIC Winter Meeting: The Winter Meeting will take place on 25 January 2012 from 9h30 to 18h in Nice, France. The Board Meeting will take place on 24 January from 15h – 18h. If you did not register yet, please do so by clicking here before 21 November 2012! Please also mention whether you will participate at Classical Next, Vienna 30 May – 1 June – Iamic is negotiating a deal. 

Hotel: HOTEL GOUNOD | 3 Rue Gounod | 06000 Nice | France | Tel : +33 4 93 16 42 00 | Fax : +33 4 93 88 23 84 |
Meeting Venue at 2 min walk from hotel: Splendid Hôtel & Spa | 50, Boulevard Victor Hugo | 06000 NICE | Tél : 04 93 16 41 57 | Fax : 04 93 87 02 46 |

IAMIC Annual Meeting 2013: Many asked for the final decision on the time and place of the 2013 IAMIC Annual Meeting. The final decision will be communicated to you as from 22 November 2012. Thank you for your patience!

ISCM/IAMIC Young Composers Award

03/11/2012: The American Composer Eric Nathan won the ISCM/IAMIC Young Composers Award for his work "Walls of Light". Since 2002, ISCM & IAMIC reward the work of an outstanding composer under 35 years old. Nathan, who could not be present at the festival, will be commissioned a new piece that will be performed during the ISCM World New Music Days 2013 in Vienna, Bratislava & Kosice.


Inciting a Free for All: Empowering Staff, Breaking Down Silos and changing a culture in Arts Strategies: click here.
Must Reads in Art Strategies: click here.


How successful virtual teams collaborate: by Keith Ferrazzi. Click here.


Evaluation Annual Meeting 2012: Please complete the Evaluation Form: click here.

Music Monitor: Please complete the three core questions (click here). this enables the continuation of the Feasibility Study.

Annual Report 2011: Please complete the Annual Report for 2011 here. In order to have a complete overview and analysis of the MIC reports, it would be recommended to complete it before the Winter Meeting in Nice!

Guidelines organisation Annual Meeting: Will definitely be approved in January 2013.


MIDEM: Cannes, France; 26/01 – 29/01/2013. Register here.

Classical Next: 29/05 – 01/06/2013. Register here (registration open as from December 2012). IAMIC is currently negotiating a better deal for MICs. We inform you once this is done, before the official registration starts.
UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme 2013: The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme has the pleasure to announce the 2013 call for applications. The Programme promotes the mobility of young artists through art residencies abroad. This call is open to creative writers, musicians and visual artists between 25 and 35 years old. To consult the list of bursaries available for 2013, please click here. You will find direct links to institutions and instructions on the application.

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