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 Regions of Skåne and Kronoberg, that aims to give people access to creative and live music experiences. Its activities are part of a cultural policy assignment and works to realise the goals of an active cultural strategy 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 local musicians, ensembles and organisers.
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 greater.