Melissa Bradshaw

NCEM receives European funding

10:29, 9th July 2019

York’s National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) has been selected to receive funding from Creative Europe as part of its EEEMERGING+ programme.

The large scale project, in partnership with colleagues across Europe and led by Centre culturel de rencontre d’Ambronay, France, aims to support young musicians who specialise in early music and to help raise awareness of our joint European musical heritage. The funding will begin in September 2019 and runs until February 2023.

EEMERGING+ is made up of nine organisations:

  • The Ambronay Cultural Encounter Centre (France)
  • The Athens Conservatoire (Greece)
  • The National Forum of Music – Wroclaw (Poland)
  • The Torroella Festival of Montgrí (Spain)
  • The Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen (Germany)
  • The Centro di musica Antica della Fundazione Ghislieri – Pavia (Italy)
  • The Festival Kvarner – Opatija (Croatia)
  • The Riga Early Music Centre (Latvia)
  • The National Centre for Early Music, York (UK)

Building on the success of the 2014 – 2018 EEEmerging programme, which funded 32 ensembles and 371 artists from 25 nationalities, EEEMERGING+ has three main objectives: to develop and sustain the international careers of the young ensembles; to foster the drive towards innovation through the use of new technologies and new forms of performance; to nurture and encourage the expansion of the community of artists (both professional and amateur), partners and other professionals.

NCEM director Dr Delma Tomlin MBE said: ‘We are thrilled that we have been chosen to receive funding from this extremely important and exciting initiative. Support from EEEMERGING+ will ensure that we are able to continue our work supporting and nurturing the talent of the future. Not only does it help aspiring musicians develop their careers, but it will also ensure that early music continues to reach the widest possible audience.’


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