The Blackboard Music Project is an international development and exchange project aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of concerts for Young Audiences in Europe. The project is a cooperation between ten different partner organisations - all members of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) - represented in eight European countries. Levende Musik i Skolen (LMS) coordinates the project from their offices in Denmark.
The project encompasses three YAM Sessions (young audiences music conferences that include a producers' forum, the YAMAwards, keynotes, talks, workshops and live showcases) as well as six national YAM Showcases that will take place in the different partner countries up until the end of 2016. The events will allow Young Audiences professionals to meet for the exchange of ideas and inspiration as well as productions. The aim is to strengthen the international network, to share expertise and knowledge and to promote the international exchange of concerts for children and youth.
The project was launched on November 6th to 8th, 2014 in Umeå, Sweden where the first project YAM Session took place. For a taste of YAM Session 2014 check out this video.
The next YAM Session will be in Larvik, Norway, October 25th -27th, 2016. Check out the YAMSession
website for more info.
All of the experience and information gained during the project and much more is and will be assembled on the project website YAMspace.org
featuring a best practise toolkit with training videos, interviews, articles and more.
Levende Musik i Skolen (LMS), Denmark; Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI); Jeunesses Musicales Croatia; Jeugd en Muziek Vlaanderen, Belgium; Jeunesses Musicales Wallonie-Bruxelles, Belgium; Konserttikeskus, Finland; Jeunesses Musicales France, Jeunesses Musicales Macedonia; Rikskonsertene, Norway; Jeunesses Musicales Sverige, Sweden. Finally, Jeunesses Musicales Serbia is an associated partner.
• November 6-8th, 2014 YAM Session, Umeå, Sweden
• January 10-11th, 2015 Showcase JMFrance, Paris, France
• April 4th, 2015 Showcase JMVlaanderen, Brussels, Belgium
• September 14-16th, 2015 YAM Session, Zagreb, Croatia
• October 25-27th, 2015, Musik i Tide Festival, LMS, Billund, Denmark
• December 8-16th 2015. Exchange of concert, JMFrance Festival Tout'Ouie, Paris
• March 9-11th, 2016, Showcase Konserttikeskus, Finland
• April, 13-14th 2016 Showcase JMWallonie Bruxelles, Belgium
• October 25-27th, 2016, YAM Session, Larvik, Norway