Current music projects

Signatur Foundation Sweden promotes a varied musical offering characterized by high quality and artistic renewal.

Several of the projects supported by Signatur aim at contributing to the development of children, young people and adults through the art of music.  Our grant giving programme was launched in 2018 and we are continuing to fund new, exciting music projects, developing the co-operation with our partner organisations:

 

À la Baroque at Drottningholms Slottsteater

The Deer Park through Chronotopia

Dream Orchestra Learning Centre.

Empower Productions at Fryshuset.

Gränslandet – A Symphonic Festival through the association ALMA.

IMPRA jam & networking events.

I’ve never felt this way and it’s not not something I tell everyone with Man Must Sing.

Musethica Sessions in Östergötland by Musethica Sweden.

Play for change through UTOM.

Running for Beethoven by Fairplay Chamber Music (formerly Järna Festival Academy).

The Talent Programme at Folkoperan

Unboxing Female Opera by Den Andra Operan.

 

Through a donation from The Karlsson Játiva Charitable Foundation, RBU (Children and Young People with Disabilities) and Musik i Syd have since the summer of 2023 had the opportunity to collaborate further on the development of adapted and inclusive music productions in the project Adapted Music Sessions.

Through a donation from The Karlsson Játiva Charitable Foundation, the Royal Swedish Opera can in 2023-24 continue their work with the project The Magical House.

MUSIC EDUCATION

Signatur aims to enhance access to high quality music education

APPLICATION

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À la Baroque: A Wild Tempest in my Heart

AN ADVENTURE OF TRANSFORMATION AT DROTTNINGHOLM PALACE THEATRE A Wild Tempest in my Heart is an adventure of transformation among gods, monsters, heroes and ordinary mortals. The show features French...

The Deer Park

THE MUSIC OF CULTURAL HERITAGE Events of the past can shape the self-image of a community for centuries. Europe's 20th century history, like our own troubled present, shows the importance of dealing ...

Dream Orchestra Learning Centre

Dream Orchestra, the symphonic orchestral music education programme for children and young people from all layers of society, has received a new grant in the 2024 Signatur programme, in support of the...

EMPOWER PRODUCTIONS

Empower Productions was launched in Spring 2022 with the aim to enable more young girls and non-binary young people to become involved in music production. Since 2024 the programme is implemented in S...

Gränslandet 2021 - symfonisk fest med stöd av Signatur

Gränslandet - a Symphonic Festival 2024

With a strong commitment to take classical music to new places and reach a wider audience, pianist David Huang and conductor Christian Karlsen founded Gränslandet – A Symphonic Festival in 2017. Si...

IMPRA jam & networking events

At a time when the role of music and culture in society is being questioned and gender issues are de-prioritised, the non-profit association IMPRA is taking another step forward. With support from Sig...

I've never felt this way...

The opera troupe Man Must Sing (MMS) is a freelance group that commissions, produces and performs newly written and norm-creative performing arts in the Swedish language. The freelance singers Nina Ew...

Musethica Sessions in Östergötland

Concerts with social impact With support from Signatur Foundation Sweden, Musethica has since 2023 organised chamber music concerts in schools, hospitals, prisons, daily activities and other socially...

Play for Change

“The future is in our hands.  There is a consensus that music and culture are good for society.  And there is no doubt that culture is good for entrepreneurship, business start-ups and economic develo...

Running for Beethoven

The "Running for Beethoven" race combines culture and public health in a unique way in the scenic area around Kulturhuset in Ytterjärna.  Ludwig van Beethoven's famous Fate Symphony is broadcast live ...

Scen:se

The grant from Signatur Foundation Sweden makes it possible for Folkteatern Gävleborg to create accessible performing arts works in three different formats, as part of a major investment in the develo...

The Talent Programme

Folkoperan's newly established Talent Programme exists to develop the next generation of opera starrs, offering them professional development and creative encounters. The programme, which received sup...

Unboxing Female Opera

Den Andra Operan (“The Other Opera”) is changing the basis of what opera can, will and may be, now and in the future, by “unboxing” the forgotten operas of female composers, bringing them out of the a...

THE MAGICAL HOUSE

The Magical House is a digital production by Young Opera for The Royal Swedish Opera’s streaming platform Opera Play.  In the programme, students and teachers go behind the scenes to discover the art ...

Adapted Music Sessions

Adapted music sessions for children and young people with disabilities started as a pilot project in autumn 2022. Through a donation from The Karlsson Játiva Charitable Foundation, the founder of t...

Hope for an equal future

“Since 2023, Den andra operan has been a proud recipient of donations from Signatur Foundation Sweden. The collaboration with Signatur has contributed to Den andra operan’s mission to spread knowledge about historical opera works composed by women. The donation has made it possible to organise a number of concerts and lectures where audiences have been able to encounter opera through both conversation and music. DAO has also deepened the dissemination of knowledge to the next generation of singers and musicians through collaborations with colleges and universities in Sweden and the Nordic countries. Through long-term networking with institutions, we have also been able to support the development of the opera repertoire in general, all thanks to ongoing support from Signatur.

We see a growing curiosity among audiences, a development of the Nordic opera industry and an increased knowledge of a previously hidden part of opera history among performers, which gives hope for an equal future in the world of opera and music”

Bente Rolandsdotter, Artistic Director, Den andra operan