Emerging nightlife curators offered €5,000 grants and expertise

An EU-funded programme to empower the next generation of culture curators will award 15 participants €5,000.

NightSchool is designed to support night culture producers early in their career by pairing emerging promoters, bookers, venue owners, and other hands-on creatives with industry veterans and experts from the European culture circuit.

This transnational education programme will offers those 15 selectees the chance to travel and engage in a sequence of face-to-face peer-learning sessions facilitated by renowned experts and three distinguished European venues alongside a €5,000 grant.

This will go towards facilitating a week of peer-learning sessions in multiple cities as well as to launching their own sustainable event ideas. 

The programme launches with an open call to select young culture producers from across Europe. 

Together they will visit some of Europe’s most respected venues and learn from the best in their field.

Co-founder Mirik Milan emphasises, “Nightlife creatives and culture producers are first and foremost problem solvers. They are needed right now, more than ever to take on the unique challenges and opportunities of our rapidly evolving cultural sector.”

NightSchool Co-founder Mirik Milan

The micro-funding scheme (€75,000) will support the selectees in pioneering and implementing sustainability-focused night culture events across all of Europe.

To complement the training and mentorship programme, NightSchool is building an online resource and hybrid platform that offers educational content to a global audience, hosted and curated by a vast network of key experts within night culture and sustainability.

NightSchool is a collaboration between Vibelab, Belgian club institution FUSE, Latvian culture centre Kaņepes Kultūras Centrs, Italian based creative hub BASIS Vinschgau Venost alongside their in-house event KASINO Club, and Sweden-based cultural strategy and production agency Transversal Project.

Applications are open now. The closing date is Friday, April 12th, with participants committing to a week long training 3-8 June 2024.

For more information visit www.night-school.org.