Financial support for your Exchange Project
As a service to our members, we offer financial support for setting up international peer-to-peer trainings in the field of collective singing.This could include staff or board / youth committee members of one association visiting another to experience how other organisations work. It could also be a conductor visiting a choir or another conductor for a workshop or learning experience, as long as no fees are paid for this.
This programme offers participants the chance to spend some days learning from each other, sharing experience, and getting an insight into a foreign (work) culture.
What are the benefits of a peer-to-peer training?
share&learn. The person you are sending or you will host will bring a lot of new ideas with them about project and office management that might help the further development of your own organisation.
reach out. Make known the work of your organisation to the host and in its city, region and country. Use the opportunity to present as many of your activities as possible.
join forces. The host organisation might have a similar political agenda to yours. Why not create a joint action? Your host might have different contacts on the political and cultural level, which may be useful to you.
cooperate. You are developing a cooperation project and looking for partners? This is the perfect opportunity to get to seek partners for your activities. Are you organising an event with another choral organisation member of ECA-EC? This might be the occasion to visit each other offices and work off-line for a week. Think also about inspiring events and activities that our members are organising, you could use this opportunity to observe the preparatory work or get involved during the event!
motivate. Travelling and getting an insight into other working structures is always a great personal experience. The person you send will come back with a lot of new inspiration.
Who can participate?
- Staff, board or youth committee members or volunteers of a choral or conductors’ organisation
- Choral or conductors’ organisations that are willing to host a person from another organisation
- Conductors who want to visit another choir
- Choirs that are available in hosting a conductors with whom they would like to work
Important: at least one of the parties involved must be member of the European Choral Associaiton – Europa Cantat
What grants will be given?
- Travel expenses will be covered up to 400 EUR
- Accommodation and meals will be covered for up to six days / five nights
How long is the exchange period?
You may plan your exchange period however long you like. ECA-EC will cover costs for up to six days and five nights.
For more information and application contact us at
alfred.jurgens@EuropeanChoralAssociation.org | +49 228 91 25 663