Welcome Board

Service for new music in Lower Saxony

The Welcome Board is a joint initiative of Musikland Niedersachsen gGmbH and the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony with the aim to support refugee and migrant musicians. We want to create spaces for meeting and a sustainable opening in two directions: On the one hand, we are committed to opening our institutions to music and people from other regions of the world. On the other hand, we want to make the music landscape of Lower Saxony more tangible to newcomers and show them ways to participate and sustainably integrate into the Lower Saxon cultural and social life. In doing so, we want to make an active contribution to the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity. Our aim is to equally support the music cultures in their specific qualities, diversities and particularities and let them interact with one another.

As part of the Welcome Board, we ask the following: Which new music has recently come to Lower Saxony? Which music are you listening to? Which music are you playing and on which instruments? Who are the people that work in the field of music as a profession?

In a direct exchange, we want to find out the concrete needs and also obstacles that people working in the field of music have in order to give targeted advice and connect them with one another and offer practical support, such as looking for instruments or rehearsal spaces.

Together with partners of the music scene in Lower Saxony, who support our work, we want to enable the social participation of people with refugee experience or migration history and help them integrate successfully and sustainable into Musikland Niedersachsen.

Are you interested?

Contact us!

The Welcome Board is a service and coordination centre. The project will only be successful if we have numerous partners. We are reaching out to institutions, associations and, of course, refugees: Do you know of refugees working in the field of music? Are you yourself a refugee and looking to connect with and/or support the music scene of Lower Saxony? As an institution or association, can you imagine including refugees working in the field of music in your work and/or give them a platform?

Please contact us!

Maher Farkouh
Project coordinator of Welcome Board

Hedwigstr. 13, 30159 Hannover
Tel. 0511/642 792 01
Mob. 017634485328

welcomeboard(at)musikland-niedersachsen.de



Partner

des Welcome Boards

Without great partners a project like the Welcome Board would not be possible. Big thanks to:

Welcome Board Ensemble

The Story

And you?

  • Do you know refugee or migrant musicians, event organisers, cultural journalists or festival organisers?
  • Are you a refugee who wishes to connect with and support the music scene of Lower Saxony?
  • As an institution or association, can you imagine including refugees working in the field of music in your work and/or offer them a platform?

We are looking forward to your mails and calls!

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The Welcome Board is a joint initiative of Musikland Niedersachsen gGmbH and the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony.

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