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Cyprus Culture Summit: Music 2022

8-11 December 2022, Limassol, Cyprus

The Organization for European Programmes and Cultural Relations, in its capacity as the Creative Europe Desk Cyprus, organizes the Cyprus Culture Summit: Music 2022, as a parallel event of the 9th edition of the Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase, in collaboration with the Deputy Ministry of Culture and Rialto Theatre.


The event marks an important milestone in the roadmap towards establishing a platform for the Cypriot creators and advocates of music to build links, share ideas, and develop new ways of working with the international music sector. This highly interactive event will provide information and working sessions on issues related to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a blueprint for action, advocacy and partnership in the international music field. In this respect, the event will also host satellite sessions of the European Forum of Music (EFM), as well as sessions facilitated by European Music Council (EMC) and Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) members. It will also provide an opportunity to refine and communicate commitments of actions and pledges from key European and international stakeholders in the sector.



Over three days and nights, attendees will share experiences and explore ideas on how to jointly overcome the challenges the sector is facing today, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, how to envisage and build sustainable careers in music today, and design effective development strategies. We will also look at the challenges that artists and organizations face in the modern era, how to best employ music as a tool for social change and uplift, and discuss a number of other key issues in the current state of the music sector.

In addition to the above, the event will provide participants with an excellent opportunity for networking, in their efforts of establishing a sustainable network of partner and stakeholder organizations and people, with particular emphasis on Euro-Mediterranean collaboration. Therefore, this event will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of:


  • recent developments and current state of affairs in the international music sector

  • lessons learnt from the covid-19 pandemic and eventual results/outcomes for the sector

  • areas of more possible in-depth cooperation of the various international music sector stakeholders and advocates

all times are Eastern European Time (CET+1)

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EVENTS VENUE: "Plefsis" Cultural Venue, Limassol Old Harbor Square

09:00 - 10:00

Welcome Coffee and Registration

10:00 - 10:15

OPENING: Globalisation and international music work

10:15 - 11:00

The status and the working conditions of artists and creative professionals

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:15

Digital shift in the music sector // Reskilling and upskilling in the CCS

12:15 - 13:00

Insights into funding and financing

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 - 15:00

Music Interlude

15:00 - 15:45

Innovation in Creative and Cultural Sectors

15:45 - 16:30

Culture in External Relations

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 - 17:45

Post-COVID, health and culture

17:45 - 18:30

Euro-Mediterranean Collaborations


19:30 - 22:30

9th Jazz and World Music Showcase - Day 1

Rialto Theatre

Andrea Drousioti 19, Limassol 3040, Cyprus

Venues & Hotels


"Plefsis" Cultural Centre

Daily Conference Venue

Address: Limassol Old Harbor Square