Fully Funded Visa for Music 2022 for Musicians from Africa

Written by David on March 11, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Music
  • Country of the Scholarship

    Morocco
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

    2022
  • Type of scholarship

    Vocational scholarships
  • Scholarship amount given

    All
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

    Offline
  • Applier's country

    All
  • Expenses covered

    All
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    2 Rue Soussa , Apt 3 2nd Floor Hassan - 10000 Rabat Morocco Phone Number. : +212 (0) 5 37 20 59 29 Email : Info@anya.africa

The 9th edition of Visa For Music, Africa’s and the Middle East’s first professional music market, will take place in Rabat, Morocco, from November 16th to 19th, 2022. A certified jury will choose 30 artists or groups to perform in front of music business experts from around the world.

 

About the Scholarship:

The African music scene is alive and well, as well as diverse and inventive. Despite this, African and Middle Eastern artists are underrepresented in the international art world. Visa For Music, Africa’s and the Middle East’s first professional music market and festival, was formed out of this dilemma in 2014. Visa For Music is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together Moroccan and international music business players. The continent’s musicians and artistic creations are featured in Visa For Music. They’re also conferences, speed meetings, workshops, and training events that let people meet new people and expand their horizons. Every year for four days, Visa For Music is the pulse of Rabat, the “City of Light and Moroccan Capital of Culture,” which pulses to the beat of music. The African music industry needed a new lease on life, therefore Visa For Music was born. Visa For Music (VFM) is the first professional market/festival of African and Middle Eastern musics: it is a new event that began in 2013 and is now in its fifth edition, with roughly 30 showcases at its heart, as well as conferences, speed-meetings, workshops, and training. This initiative arose from a paradox: on the one hand, African and Middle-Eastern artists’ lack of international visibility, and on the other hand, these musicians’ significant aesthetic energy and musical innovation. To combat this issue, Visa For Music’s initial purpose is to expose the artistic production of Africa and the Middle East, particularly in the realms of world music and contemporary music. The continent’s artistic and cultural potential is enormous, but it is largely untapped. Professional frameworks that are tailored to the needs of artists are missing, forcing artists to travel overseas, particularly to Northern countries. As a result, African countries do not reap nearly as much profit from their artists’ economic spin-offs as European and North American economies do. Visa For Music’s core aims are part of a global conversation on cultural rights in the context of long-term cultural development. The goal of Visa For Music is to contribute to the professionalization and structure of the music and cultural industry in general, as well as to the creation of direct and indirect jobs. Visa For Music’s purpose is to assist change agents by hosting workshops and training sessions to equip them with the skills they need to expand their activities. Visa For Music’s purpose is to help structure and professionalize the music industry in Morocco and across the continent by enhancing the capacities of musicians and cultural players.

 

Scholarship Sponsor(s):  Visa For Music (VFM)

Scholarship Country: Morocco

Scholarship Worth:  Fully Funded

Study Level: Undergraduate

Nationality: African Students

 

Scholarship Offer: 

  • Only professional artists and bands who have been active for at least one year and have performed on stage will be eligible.
  • Only those who are over the age of 18 will be considered.
  • The deadline for applications is April 30, 2022. (the date of the postmark applies).
  • Only files that are complete and sent by the deadline will be considered.
  • The material delivered must be exempt from customs duties, with the phrase “promotional material with no commercial value” included in the description. If they don’t, Visa For Music may turn them down.
  • The Visa For Music selection committee and judges will choose the artists and bands.
  • Applicants’ materials and documents will not be returned to Visa For Music.
  • If the band is chosen, Visa For Music will request exclusive performance rights in Morocco for a month and a 200-kilometer radius.
  • The location of the showcases, as well as a list of the available backline, are provided by Visa For Music.
  • The organization offers all essential equipment for bands’ performances; nevertheless, any element/material not on the list must be carried by the band.
  • Bands’ performances are limited to 45 minutes and are aimed at professionals in the music industry.

 

Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • Only professional artists and bands who have been active for at least one year and have performed on stage will be eligible.
  • Only those who are over the age of 18 will be considered.
  • The deadline for applications is April 30, 2022. (the date of the postmark applies).
  • Only files that are complete and sent by the deadline will be considered.
  • The material delivered must be exempt from customs duties, with the phrase “promotional material with no commercial value” included in the description. If they don’t, Visa For Music may turn them down.
  • The Visa For Music selection committee and judges will choose the artists and bands.
  • Applicants’ materials and documents will not be returned to Visa For Music.
  • If the band is chosen, Visa For Music will request exclusive performance rights in Morocco for a month and a 200-kilometer radius.
  • The location of the showcases, as well as a list of the available backline, are provided by Visa For Music.
  • The organization offers all essential equipment for bands’ performances; nevertheless, any element/material not on the list must be carried by the band.
  • Bands’ performances are limited to 45 minutes and are aimed at professionals in the music industry.

 

Nationality

The Visa for Music 2022 for Musicians from Africa is open to all African students

 

Application Procedure

  • Are you both interested and qualified? To apply, go to docs.google.com and search for Visa For Music (VFM). Fill out the online application form and attach all relevant papers.
    • The application rules and regulations must be downloaded, signed, and attached to the form.
  • All artists are welcome to apply, even those who applied in prior years but were not chosen.
  • Customs taxes must be paid by the candidates for postal sendings (optional); otherwise, the Visa For Music office may decline the applications (promotional mailing without market value): N’ 3, Imm 2, Rue Soussa, Hassan – Rabat 10 000 Morocco Visa For Music
  • The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2022; for additional information, email vfmshowcase@gmail.com.

 

Application Deadline

The application deadline for Visa for Music 2022 for Musicians from Africa is April 30, 2022


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