2023 Music4Malawi Project Launch | EU Residence

Having received funding from the Sound Connects Fund, an initiative by the Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) and Goethe-Institut to implement the 2023 Music4Malawi Edition, we reached out to the European Union Delegation to Malawi, to alert them that we were implementing locally an internationally funded EU project.

The delegation was excited about this opportunity for young Malawian creatives, and immediately proposed their engagement – how they can support the implementation of this project.

The Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Malawi, Rune Skinnebach, offered to host the launch of the project at the European Union Residence, commemorating the launch of the Music4Malawi project launch. The purpose of this event was to launch the 2nd cohort of Music4Malawi.

The event was graced by Malawian stars – the “who’s who”s of the Lilongwe creative community, and some who came in from Blantyre city, too.

Music4Malawi is a music and creative resource sharing platform, an initiative under the Kwathu Innovation & Creative Centre, operationalised by the Ntha Foundation – aiming at building capacity of Malawian artists and creatives from and based in Malawi through interactive workshops, content development and distribution as well as a music showcase event. 

The 2023 Music4Malawi Edition is made possible with funding from the Sound Connects Fund, an initiative by the Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) and Goethe-Institut. The Sound Connects Fund is made possible with funding from the ACP-EU Culture Programme, a project implemented by the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and funded by the European Union (EU). The Fund is also co-funded by Goethe-Institut and Siemens Stiftung.

We were also graced with a Bants2Business x #TheresaTalk pop-up at the Music4Malawi launch; conversations about what it is going to take to make Malawian music go global – a chat with industry leaders and players.

Music In Africa Live

Previously, the Ntha Foundation partnered with Music in Africa Foundation to operationalise the Music in Africa Live project. In this project, Music4Malawi will be executing a second Live Showcase later in the year.

Watch the live showcase here

Applications for the 2023 cohort are closed, but you can still apply for the 2024 cohort. We accept applications on a rolling basis, and the earlier your application, the larger your chances at being selected for the next cohort.

To stay updated with the latest news and developments regarding the 2023 Music4Malawi project, we kindly invite you to follow us on our official social media pages.

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