Norway

The MOVE project - five years of exchange

JM Norway kick started its autumn season with seeing off this year’s MOVE participants to their new home countries.

  • 11 months ago

The MOVE project (Musicians and Organisers Volunteer Exchange) is a collaboration between JM Norway, Music Crossroads Mozambique, Music Crossroads Malawi and Projeto Guri in Brazil, with support from FK Norway. The program offers an exchange for young musicians and organisers between the partners. The participants work as volunteers 9 to 6 months with a host organisation abroad and then give back working with their home organisation as they return. They’ll both give and receive lectures in music theory, ensemble, music history and other relevant topics, in addition to participating in the planning and conducting of festivals, workshops, concerts and other activities. The project started in 2012.

This year’s first round of participants attended a two week intense pre course, before they left Oslo in August, excited to get to know a new culture. At the pre course the participants were prepped for their stay abroad, and the topics covered ranged from health issues and cultural differences to communication, language and music jamming.

Acting general manager in JM Norway, Tine Tyldum, is very happy with this year’s group:

“The participants have a varied background, and they’re all curious, engaged and open. We think they will compliment each other very well and that they’ll learn and do great projects during their exchange.”

The Norwegian participants are staying in Nkhotakota and Lilongwe in Malawi, Maputo in Mozambique and São Carlos in Brazil. The two participants from Malawi and Mozambique are staying at Trøndertun Folk High School near Trondheim, Norway.

In January 2017 a new group of participants will be gathered in Oslo for a pre course before heading out on a 6 months’ exchange within the MOVE-project.