Follow the opening conference about social inclusion through music

Project on an European scale

is initiated by five members of the Europe Jazz Network: Handelsbeurs Concertzaal (Belgium), Banlieues Bleues Festival (France), Jazz in the Park / Fapte (Romania), TAM Tutta un’Altra Musica (Italy), East Norway Jazz Centre (Norway).

Through PLAY GROUND, the project partners aim to boost awareness and knowledge of the use of music in projects with and for children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through workshops with local and international artists, in cooperation with local organizations and schools, and using accessible methods, the PLAY GROUND partners will use music both as a playful and powerful tool for self-expression, allowing participants to gain confidence as an individual and as a group, build bridges and create intercultural dialogue

PLAY GROUND will also serve as an international learning platform where methodological and academic expertise on organizing music projects with underprivileged children and young people will be gathered, evaluated and shared.

Follow the first digital gathering on May 5th and 6th (for free)

Opening conference organized by East Norway Jazz Centre (Norway)
5th - 6th of May 2021

PLAY GROUND taps into the Norwegian music scene to listen in on how music as an everyday activity can create sustainable structures to address local and global challenges, such as migration and health. 

Join these two digital lectures to learn more about how to involve and include children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and how to share and experience the power and pleasure of making music.


Wednesday May 5th - 10:00 till 12:00 CET   

  • Community Music therapy in child welfare work – bridging provision, protection and participation, Viggo Krüger, Associate Professor, The Grieg Academy, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Music, Health and Policy, Ole Kristian Einarsen, PhD candidate, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Q&A, Rachel Louis, Producer, Bergen International Festival, Norway

Thursday May 6th - 10:00 till 12:00 CET   

  • Fargespill - bringing music from the world to Bergen and Norway, Ole Hamre, Artistic Director, and Irene Kinunda Afriyie, Artistic Consultant, Kaleidoscope/Fargespill, Norway
  • Q&A, Rachel Louis, Producer, Bergen International Festival, Norway

Register here

PLAY GROUND is supported by Creative Europe.

Published on Tue 27.04.21