European project - Creative Europe
SEWEM - Sino-european Women Entrepreneurs in Music - is a professional network and mentoring program that promotes the skills of European and Chinese women entrepreneurs in the music sector and supports equality.
SEWEM is funded by the European Commission. This project is also an experimental laboratory for the rapprochement of the music industries and relations between Europe and China. It will enable the creation and cross-border circulation of European, Chinese and transnational music.
The main objectives will be to foster lasting and fruitful cooperation through mentoring; to create spaces for artistic encounters between the Chinese and European musical worlds; to use music as a tool for creation and cooperation, and to encourage the discovery of history, art and different ways of thinking; and finally to support the knowledge of music markets and the export of European companies to China and more widely to Asia.
The mentoring program kicks off with a launch event on October 18 and 19 in Lisbon (prior to the WOMEX conference) and offers long-term support for the personal and professional development of young professionals who identify as women, trans or non-binary.
The program consists of three pillars:
- One-to-one meetings between mentee and mentor, the organization and content of which are the responsibility of the mentor.