The Music/ian is Present is three-part event which will be held in Novi Sad, Serbia, on 12–17 September 2022 in synergy with Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture 2022 project. As the key DEMUSIS project dissemination activity, it focuses on the third project’s objective – promotion of more engaged and culturally responsible academic musicians committed to the civil society, addressing it from different perspectives: educational, artistic, research and inciting public dialogue.
The Music/ian is Present week in Novi Sad will therefore include three interconnected events:
- Student bootcamp in a form of a five days intensive course (12-16 September) offered by Academy of Arts University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Music University of Arts in Belgrade and Faculty of Philology and Arts University of Kragujevac in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (The Netherlands), in which participants will explore and apply career skills and entrepreneurial skills in order to create musical interventions in people’s lives. It will also serve as a specific platform for enhancing student inclusion in quality assurance policies and actions, in cooperation with project Quality Assurance Group.
- Scientific conference which will be held at the University of Novi Sad on 17 September, covering wide range of topics about current position of academic musicians in society, along with some trends in their artistic and social activity, as well as tendencies in developments of their identity in both local and global context;
- Public debate on 17 September in Cultural station Svilara in Novi Sad, done in synergy with Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture 2022, aiming at raising public awareness of the role and visibility of professional musicians in society, particularly social engagement of young academic musicians. The list of speakers includes high officials from Serbian and EU cultural and HE institutions, representatives from state and private business sector, as well as distinguished artists in the field of contemporary and popular music.
The Public debate and conference will be live streamed on DEMUSIS Erasmus YouTube channel.
The activities of The Music/ian is Present DEMUSIS event aim at strengthening cooperation between higher education, (inter)national institutions, business sector and wider society in enhancing the dialogue and bridging the gap between the academic and civil society.