NICA artist development

The 2nd generation has started! Since October 2020, another six musicians will benefit from the excellence funding programme 'NICA artist development' at the European Centre for Jazz and Contemporary Music Stadtgarten Köln.

NICA artist development offers outstanding musicians from the state North Rhine-Westphalia working in the field of jazz and contemporary music a platform for artistic profiling and professionalisation of their careers. Within a funding period of a maximum of three years, NICA artists selected by a jury of experts will be given the opportunity to further develop their artistic and entrepreneurial skills in equal parts in order to live freely and independently of their art. To achieve this, NICA artist development offers support in the areas of masterclasses, concerts, and residencies. The excellence programme is funded by Ministry of Culture and Science of the state North Rhine-Westphalia.

Find more information about the NICA artists, the programme and its partners at our website: