Announcing the 2021 Global Project Grant laureates!

Cathy Krier © Delphine Jouandeau, Michel Meis 4tet © Kary Photography, TUYS © DR

The juries for music:LX’s first-ever Global Project Grant have carefully reviewed each application and selected one winner from each department.
Congratulations to the 2021 laureates! We are looking forward to your projects.



WINNER : Cathy Krier

Statement from the jury:

It is with great pleasure, that the jury announces Cathy Krier as the winner of the 2020 Global Project Grant. We think that her project surrounding the music of György Ligeti has great potential for being the next important stepping stone in her career, regarding both the timing of the project and its artistic value. We were impressed by its versatility as well as its potential to be a success over the course of the next few years.

Joé Haas (Ministry of Culture)
Corinna Niemeyer (OCL)
Luc Boentges (100,7)



WINNER : Michel Meis 4tet

Statement from the jury:

The jury unanimously chose the Michel Meis 4tet as the winner of the first Global Project Grant, handed out by music:LX. We picked this project over the other, equally valuable, candidates because of the well-thought-out career plan and balanced budget, and decided to award the grant for this year to an artist on the verge of a break-through. Especially in times of a global pandemic, support by the Global Grant will be instrumental for this project to take crucial steps in the development of their international career.” 

Marc Nickts (Sacem Luxembourg)
Patricia Jochheim (opderschmelz)
Lobke Aelbrecht (JazzLab - BE)




Statement from the jury: 

The jury unanimously voted for TUYS because we felt that the band is at a point of their career where the grant can help them take that extra step to develop the project further and hopefully break through. Now, with the right management & booking team supporting them, they will also benefit from this new professional network and structure to further grow as a band. TUYS has developed a very clear artistic vision that isn’t limited to the music itself. They also have created a very strong visual identity which helps them to really stand out. The jury also appreciates their attitude of ‘going all in’ by moving to Berlin where they live and work together under one roof.

Marc Scheer (Kulturfabrik)
Vicky Zeimetz (den Atelier)
Yves Stephany (100,7)


About the Global Project Grant:

Funding under the new music:LX Global Project Grant is allocated once a year for recipient(s) to undertake a number of activities to stimulate their career development, from the promotion and marketing of an album to international touring and workshops. This initiative aims to encourage artists and their teams to ‘take the reins’ with their global budget over the course of a year. Awarded applicants for this grant receive up to 15,000€ for the presented project. 

More info here.