How can music ecosystems help develop sustainable and resilient communities in geographically isolated places in the Nordic and Alaskan regions? This is the central question of the project, which explores what makes Nuuk, Thorshavn and Juneau (Alaska) able to absorb a range of shocks and disturbances, both from within and from without. The partnership is part of the Fund’s thematic initiative Globus.
Center for Music Ecosystems is a nonprofit organization with a mission to conduct globally relevant research that supports communities to use music to help solve problems at the local, national, and global levels.
The aim of the project has been to:
Project partners are: Music Alaska, Nuuk Nordisk Festival, City of Torshavn, Erasmus University and the Nordic Culture Fund.
In autumn 2022, the project resulted in a comprehensive report “Defining Resilience in Remote Music Ecosystems”, which includes a policy toolkit and a set of recommendations to strengthen local music ecosystems and their connections to ensure survival and sustainability in small, medium and geographically isolated communities.
The next step in the project is to establish the first Music Policy Resilience Lab to put the 29 recommendations into practice with local, regional and international partners and experts. A further 15 communities will be involved and 6 training labs will be conducted over the next 12 months to create implementable policies, resolutions and programmes that can be introduced in each of these communities.