Sustainable Music across Europe


Music industry constitutes an important driving force of the European culture. Over the last few decades, it has changed significantly, being now at a point of rethinking itself. Especially now, it is facing challenges that are putting its future at risk. The ongoing crisis has unearthed the already existing problems of our sector that need to be addressed systematically and holistically. 

Footprints is a new collaborative project that aims at reforming the music sector and introducing the values of social, economic and environmental responsibility to its activities. Created on the initiative of the Périscope : Musiques Innovantes from Lyon and INTL Jazz Platform from Lodz, Footprints is a direct continuation of Jazz Connective project which has been implemented by 6 European countries within years 2018 – 2020.

  • Footprints will introduce a series of activities aiming at helping all the actors of the music sector to move around the European music market and at consolidating the European creative music community around the values we currently need more than ever. 
  • Footprints is a 4-year programme to support young European artists and agents in order to improve the skills and know-how of new professionals in the music sector. Focusing on the social, ecological and economic aspects of artistic careers, Footprints aims at facilitating the circulation of artists in Europe.

Together with 5 experienced European partners INTL Jazz Platform from Lodz, Périscope : Musiques Innovantes from Lyon Bimhuis from Amsterdam, Austrian Music Export from Vienna and Oslo Jazz Festival, the project plans to provide education, training and mentoring programmes for artists, agents and promoters. 



  • Footprints will provide two successive training and touring programmes (2021 – 2022 / 2022 – 2023) for artists and agents who will be working together on building the concert tours in Europe with the support and mentorship of FT partners. More generally, each step and each contribution to Footprints will help to develop global resources to the music sector in order to shape news models in artistic circulation. These resources will be shared and broadcasted among European artistic networks.

Les ateliers Footprints 2021 (Lyon, France)


Les ateliers Footprints


  • Selected agents will take part in two sessions of training and workshops with professionals in 2022:

Les ateliers Footprints at Périscope

 (May 2 – 6 | Lyon, France)

International Jazz Platform: Footprints Edition
(July 10 – 14 | Łódź, Poland)

  • Upon completion of the training programme agents will be paired with FP artists and will be mentored by Footprints partners in order to organise a concert tour in Europe.
  • Footprints will be working with a promotion of 6 agents to support them in developing their European network. Selected as promising project leaders from partner countries, Footprints is an opportunity for them to train themselves on artist circulation with better and more responsible standards. Each of them will spend a week together attending masterclasses and workshops with experts before starting a mentorship with Footprints partners in order to launch a tour with selected artists.
  • Participation in Les ateliers Footprints is free. The organizer also covers the travel costs for Lyon, accommodation, sustenance.
→ Deadline  | 14 February 2022
→ Selection | March 2022

INTL Jazz Platform: Footprints Edition 2021 (Lodz, Poland)

INTL Jazz Platform: Footprints Edition


  • 50 participants will be selected to take part in the INTL Jazz Platform summer workshop in Lodz, out of which 6 participants will be selected to take part in the FT international tours and mentoring programme.
  • 5 days of workshops for 50 young artists at INTL Jazz Platform in Lodz
  • 1 additional workshop day for 6 selected artists to Footprints tours (special seminars on Footprints horizontal values, meetings with the agents and mentors, preparation for tours)
  • 6 selected artists (and their bands. Other band members can, but don’t have to participate in INTL Jazz Platform summer training programme) will be paired with FP agents and will be mentored by Footprints partners in order to organise a concert tour in Europe.
  • Participation in INTL Jazz Platform Footprints edition is free. The organizer also covers the travel costs for Lodz, accommodation, sustenance.
  • In addition to INTL Jazz Platform Footprints Edition in Lodz, artists selected for Footprints will also take part in the following activities: participation in the further activities of the Footprints project – a tour with one Footprint’s agent (around 10 concerts).
→ Deadline  | 15 April 2022
→ Selection | May 2022
  • All the elements of the programme aim at introducing new skills and providing a better comprehension of social, ecological and economic features that are at stake in the future for the music industry.


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