The first part of the international exchange program for young musicians and art managers “Music Factory” took place this June. It was organized by RespublicaFEST in a partnership with Kultur Aktiv e.V.
The group of Ukrainian musicians and art managers went to Dresden to meet their German colleagues and together prepare the one-hour-program for the German festival. 16 creative and bright individuals from different parts of Ukraine and Germany, with totally different experience and world perception, had to get to know each other, write songs, organize rehearsals and prepare an interesting live performance. Despite this adventurous idea, the music became a unique power, which brought everybody together, helped the participants to concentrate on the main goal and successfully reach the goal.
In addition to writing music, the program participants took part in 4 workshops on art monetization, songwriting, stage performance and concerts booking.
The end of this part of the program was held at the famous German festival Bunte Republik Neustadt with the accompaniment of the songs written by the participants during the weekly program.
The next part of the project will be held at the end of August in Kamyanets-Podilsky at one of the biggest music and street art festivals in Ukraine RespublicaFEST. There the program’s participants will study the second block of the educational program, will prepare the final version of their program and will perform it at one of the biggest stages of the festival.
The project was implemented within the “MEET UP! German-Ukrainian Youth Encounters” program with support from the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ).