Updated: Jul 20
The Music Cities Awards are presented by Saxony - State of the Arts. This is a global competition designed to acknowledge and reward the most outstanding applications of music for economic, social, environmental and cultural development in cities and places all around the world.
As the announcement of the nominees (on August 3rd) and the awards ceremony (October 18th as part of the Huntsville Music Cities Convention) are getting closer, we're excited to share the amazing and inspiring group of applicants for each of the contest categories.
Scroll down to discover this year's applicants for "Best Use of Music in Real Estate or City Planning".
The Opera at Koszyki by Julian Cochran Foundation (Poland): The 'Koszyki' market hall in Warsaw (Poland) is a unique cultural and culinary hub. The "Opera at Koszyki" is a series of free opera concerts in a commercial space in Warsaw, focused on accessibility, openness and innovation to support young opera artists and educate the audience.
Peace Through Music by Lindenbaum Festival Orchestra (South Korea): Founded in 2009 by Maestro Charles Dutoit & Violinist Hyung Joon Won, Lindenbaum Festival Orchestra, a South Korean organization dedicated to bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula through music have contributed peace concerts in Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Korea since 2013.
Our space. Your Stage by Main Stage Rehearsal Studios (Canada): Main Stage Rehearsal Studios Hamilton provides a clean, safe, affordable, and accessible space for musicians to hone their craft and allow artists to rehearse. It is also a musicians one-stop-shop, offering music store, 12 hourly rehearsal rooms, 25 music monthly rooms, recording studio and soundstage for live performances.
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi (U.S.A.): GRAMMY Museum Mississippi (GMM), housed near the campus of Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, offers a wide range of public and educational programming, and features dynamic and interactive permanent and
temporary exhibits. Cleveland was chosen, in part, to be the home of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi because of the region's rich history and contributions to American music.
Music Box Village (U.S.A.): Music Box Village is the flagship project of New Orleans Airlift, an artist-driven non-profit organization whose mission is to forge connections between people, ideas, and cultures through collaborative artworks. Music Box Village is a whimsical village of artist-made interactive Musical Architecture – physical structures named "houses". These structures reuse salvaged building materials, instruments, and music equipment into an idea for a house that can be played like an instrument.
ARTpolis - Community Arts & Music Lab (Germany): The ARTpolis Community Arts & Music Lab promotes an open, participatory, transcultural, integrative and transformative approach to shaping cultural coexistence. This is done through participation-oriented offers, measures and event formats in public space, to stimulate exchange and transformation processes and to promote the communication of values of an open, democratic, inclusive and diverse society.
Müze Gazhane (Turkey): Müze Gazhane is a new living space added to Istanbul as a result of the restoration project of the 130-year-old Hasanpaşa Gas Factory. Museum Gazhane aims to be an active public area hosting concerts that bring artists closer to music lovers; adult workshops tailored to various interests and skills; children's workshops; thought-provoking stand-up comedy shows; conversations where experience meets discussion; theater plays, festivals, performances, and much more.
The Camp at MidCity District by RCP Companies (U.S.A.): RCP Companies is a real estate development firm that specializes in creating vibrant mixed-use developments that contribute to the growth and vitality of communities. Founded in 2017 as part of the MidCity District, The Camp has emerged as an immersive entertainment venue that enhances both the development and the local community. The Camp was designed to leverage the power of music in driving community engagement and supporting local talent.
The Music Cities Awards Ceremony will take place on October 18th as part of the Huntsville Music Cities Convention. The last Early Bird Price tickets for the event will be available until the end of July. Head here to get yours.
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