About HerMaP – Cultural Heritage Management Program
“HerMap Iran” is funded by the Directorate General for International Partnerships of the European Commission and lead by The Heritage Management Organization – HERITΛGE (Greece) in partnership with the Goethe-Institut (Germany) and the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels – BOZAR (Belgium). It focuses on the enhancement of the local management of Iranian heritage through training Iranian cultural heritage managers and through an artistic research residency program.
HerMap: Artistic Research Residency Programme
The Goethe-Institut (Germany) and the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels -BOZAR (Belgium) have built an artistic research residency program between Iran and Europe, consisting of the following activities:
The program is organized as a means to preserve and revalue tangible and intangible cultural heritage by creating new ways for its perception, reception and communication. It aims at developing the potential of cultural heritage for new generations by promoting its contemporary reception and knowledge, by linking past and presence.
Open Call-Digital Artistic Research Residency on the topic of Creative Music Heritage
The Artistic Research Residency Program Iran-Europe invites Iranian and European artists to present a project on the topic of Iranian music heritage.
This project should focus in particular on proposing new approaches to enhance the value of the Iranian music heritage in its various components with the aim of preserving it, renewing musical practices and raising awareness to the widest possible audience.
This can include a variety of different approaches to the traditional and regional music of Iran as e.g. research work on already existing sound collections and archives, archiving folk music of unknown musicians, writing and composing based on the traditional repertoires or connecting these with other existing contemporary music and perceiving formats.
All projects should have an innovative storytelling dimension by using contemporary artistic formats of research and a community engagement dimension, including co operation with the local artists.
Who can apply?
Duration and procedure details
All selected participants will be invited to participate in the following activities: • Experimental-Lab in the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels – BOZAR on June 10 and 11, 2021 – if the Corona situation permits it. The lab provides the opportunity to get professional advices and hints from a group of artists and experts in the field of creative music heritage. This could inspire them to sharpen their approach.
What HerAiR offers
How do I know you have received my application?
We will acknowledge the receipt of your application via e-mail.
Will the participants need to get visas for Iran/Europe?
Yes, you have to apply for visa. In the current health context, travels to and from Iran are not possible, however if the traveling restrictions be removed by the time and the lab is supposed to be held, you need to apply for the visa to travel.
Can I apply on behalf of someone?
Do I need to provide a travel insurance?
Can I participate in just part of the residency?
What are the eligible countries?
EU member states and Iran
When will successful applicants find out?
Approx. one month after the deadline.
What happens if I’m selected for the residency?
We will contact you personally.
I have more questions – who do I contact?
To apply, please send the demanded documents to [email protected] with the subject “application creative music heritage 2021”. Deadline is April 2, 2021.