Footprints – 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 Periscope from Lyon and Wytwórnia Foundation 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.

Together with 4 experienced European partners Bimhuis from Amsterdam, Druga Godba from Ljubljana, 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 – Call for applications

Footprints is launching its first call for applications for bookers and producers:
Who? Students or graduates of specialized academies, but also people working in the cultural field. From Poland, Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, France exclusively.
What? Teaching, supporting and mentoring programme for creative and responsible artistic circulation in Europe.
When? 12 – 18 April 2021 (Lyon) / 16-22 July, 2021 (Lodz) / 2021-2022

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Selection of 12 artists and 12 agents from Europe.
Creation of mentorship groups of artist, agents and project partners working together on European touring programmes.

International circulation

Organization and creation of European tours for artists and agents supported by European mentors.


Publishing & promoting results of research, case studies and analysis towards a more responsible music industry.


Intl Jazz Platform: Professional and artistic educational scheme for 12 selected artists in Lodz (PL).
Périscope / Lobster: Professional educational scheme for 12 selected agents at Périscope (FR).


Creation of an expert team ensuring the introduction of social, economic and environmental responsibility into the music industry all along the duration of the project, based on partnership with all regional networks.


Wytwornia Foundation (Łódź, Poland): Wytwórnia Foundation is a non-profit organisation, organiser of the annual jazz festival — Summer Jazz Academy and the educational scheme for professional artists — Intl Jazz Platform.

Austrian Music Export, (Vienna, Austria): is a joint initiative of the Austrian Music Information Center mica – music austria and the Austrian Music Fund. Their aim is to be a service and resource centre for Austrian music exporters through European and international cooperation.

Stichting BIMHUIS  (Amsterdam, Netherlands): The BIMHUIS promises the audience a reciprocal concert experience in a beautiful place, where state-of-the-art, groundbreaking jazz is created. The BIMHUIS, like jazz itself, is an open form, continuously developing, in relation to the world – a mentality.

Oslo Jazz Festival (Oslo, Norway): The Oslo Jazz Festival is a non-profit foundation with the purpose of producing a festival of 60-70 concerts at 15-18 venues in the center of Oslo every year in week 33. The festival was founded in 1986 and covers a broad range of jazz styles.

Druga Godba (Ljubljana, Slovenia): Druga Godba is one of the most prominent music festivals in Central Europe, with a concept and approach that sets it apart from other festivals in this part of the world. For more than three decades.

Périscope (Lyon, France): Periscope is a living space aiming at creating and broadcasting innovative music. Periscope is organizing about 150 shows/year, as well as social and educational projects along with cultural screenings, talks, workshops and performances but also an important residency program which contributes to the project’s artistic identity.


Footprints Website