An independent initiative Music Export Ukraine in partnership with the Lithuanian artist management company and the label MONOKEY announce an open call for the very first Eastern European Music Academy. This opportunity is totally free and open to artists and music managers from 8 Eastern European countries. 

Candidates are invited to submit their application for the Eastern European Music Academy, which will take place online, hosting students and mentors from 8 Eastern European countries (Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Belarus) during August-October 2020. The Academy will unite a selection of 50 students — musicians and managers, who will study and work together every weekend. The main focus of the Academy is the digitalization of non-academic music and collaboration between talents from the whole region. 

Eastern European Music Academy is supported by the European Union under the House of Europe programme.



  • experience to collaborate, write music and build promo strategy along with the colleagues from the whole region;
  • ability to expand their contacts in Eastern Europe to continue prospective collaboration;
  • the toolbox of tips and tricks on how an artist can earn money now, when the live-industry is not an option;
  • a music release under the Lithuanian label MONOKEY.

Participation in the Academy is free of charge but one has to demonstrate a strong motivation for study, present a short-term plan on how he/she will implement the new knowledge, and be open to collaborate with peers. Fluent English is essential. Students are expected to spend 5-6 hours a week on educational and practical commitments. 

The deadline for the applications is the 22nd of July, 2020 (11 pm Ukrainian time). All 50 successful applicants will be notified of the selection’s results on the 27th of July.


Eastern European Music Academy partners

Music Export Ukraine (Ukraine)

Music Export Ukraine is an independent initiative, which helps Ukrainian musicians to build an international career, expand their network and qualifications, and develop the local music industry from the insight.

Monokey (Lithuania)
House of Europe
Tak Brzhmi Miasto (Poland)
Budapest Showcase Hub (Hungary)
Music Export Latvia (Latvia)
Mastering The Music Business (Romania)
Music Estonia (Estonia)
Mediacube (Belarus)
Pibox (Technical partner, Ukraine)