The Musik i Syd story
We who work with and love music know how important music is for many people. Music arouses emotions, provides comfort, joy and a sense of belonging, and can help one develop as a person. Music tells the tale of life – music is an essential part of life.
Musik i Syd is a music institution in the Skåne and Kronoberg regions of Sweden that aims to give people access to creative and live music experiences. Its activities are part of a cultural policy assignment and it works to realise the goals of an active cultural policy that strives to make live music accessible even outside the major cities. Musik i Syd’s various initiatives and programmes provide adults and children in the region with the opportunity to experience high-quality music in places where it would otherwise not be possible to produce and provide such a range of music events.
Each year, Musik i Syd presents, often in cooperation with local organisers, more than 3,000 concerts for over 300,000 people.
In other words, we play a major role in the provision of a rich musical life for many people, and are also important for the musicians, ensembles and organisers who, via the various projects, are also given the opportunity to work close to where they live.
Music is a positive force in society. By helping to stimulate people’s development, we are also an important component in the development of society. The provision of a wide and local range of music contributes to quality of life and is one of several cogs that allow us all to shape a common future. The diversity of nationalities in the region contributes to a very wide range of music forms. This creates new encounters, exciting experiences and understanding between different cultures. In many ways, Musik i Syd is in fact a part of something bigger.