HDS-ZAMP Fund for Independent Music Projects
The key objectives of this financial measure developed by HDS-ZAMP are: to enable a richer offer of cultural (primarily musical) content for Croatian citizens; and to enable additional funding for Croatian composers and other music professionals to get funding for their artistic projects. The projects supported through the measure differ in their artistic and stylistic background, and are aimed at diverse audiences so as to be able to contribute to the broader diversity of music expressions in Croatia.
The measure is developed through five different contests: BTL Contest - Support to projects of popular music funded through blank tape levy fund; Contest ‘Tradicional’ - support to music events and music creation from the area of traditional music funded through funds from the fees collected for traditional music; International Contest - Supporting activities of Croatian composers and music publishers, members of HDS, on the international music scene or on the market; Fund "Rudolf and Margita Matz" - stimulation of the creativity of young composers from the funds of Rudolf and Margita Matz; and ElectroCro Contest – Support to music events, projects and music creation in the area of electronic club music.
With the measure implemented over a longer period of time HDS aims to become a permanent corrective on the music scene. The measure would contribute to making a number of valuable music projects of all-round artistic and stylistic expressions available throughout Croatia.
The budget for this measure in 2016 was one million Kuna (133.333 EUR approx.).