Call for proposals for Classical:NEXT

Classical:NEXT 2024

To Classical:NEXT with support from Flanders Arts Institute or Sabam

Classical:NEXT is the most important international meeting for classical music innovation in Europe. At the previous edition, 1,300 professionals from 45 countries attended, coming from all types of industries (programmers, label managers, artists, distributors, publishers, media and more).

As every year, Kunstenpunt will also be at Classical:NEXT to support and showcase our classical music sector. The details around this are currently being worked out and will follow.

For your information: also extra support for Sabam members
Sabam also offers their members extra support, in the form of a scholarship for their composers & publishers. If you are selected for a showcase, you can get a lump sum from Sabam. If you are a composer or publisher who wants to go to Classical:NEXT as a networking event, you can also enter accreditation, transport and accommodation and they will refund 50% up to max 750€. More information at Sabam.

Submit your proposal for Classical:NEXT

Classical:NEXT opens its search for the best, brightest and most forward-looking artists, projects, topics and interactive conference formats from all corners of the classical music world. It doesn’t matter if it’s early or contemporary, traditional or experimental, most importantly it’s heading “NEXT”.

Classical:NEXT is “by the community, for the community”: part of this equation is that the programme comes from music professionals themselves. All movers, shakers and everyday innovators from all sectors of the global art music scene are invited to submit their proposals for the project pitches, showcases and the conference.

All proposals will be considered by an independent jury of international experts – guaranteeing a neutral yet informed selection process. The jury’s final selection prioritises ensuring an optimal balance of geographical and gender representations, as well as themes, approaches and instrumentation.

Please submit by Friday, 06 October 2023.


The ideal format for soloists and small ensembles to present their new repertoire, new approaches and/or new concert formats. Come perform in front of the Classical:NEXT delegates representing all areas of the industry including music presenters, media and venues. For 2024, showcase artists are sought for daytime and evening performances.

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Come perform in a club-style atmosphere! After the sun goes down on Tuesday, 14 May and Wednesday, 15 May, musical adventures start up in intimate, casual surroundings. International soloists, small ensembles and DJs are sought after experts of excellence in crafting club-compatible soundscapes of the classically-inclined.

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Bring your topics, projects and passions to transfer hands-on know-how and find new solutions with the Classical:NEXT delegates.

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Project Pitches are quick-fire, 9-minute presentation slots including video and Q&A. This format is ideal as a cost and time-effective way to inform the international music community about your artistic project, large ensemble or staged production using your most attractive video material and your powers of persuasion.

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