call for applications



Showing Europe’s musical and cultural diversity through local eyes.


What are the most celebrated (musical) traditions in your region that no one knows about? What are Europe’s most exciting underground nightlife / performing arts scenes?

We are launching the Discover campaign together with our partner, Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS). Through articles, photo series and videos we want to showcase Europe’s musical and cultural diversity. All content will be published on Eurosonic’s website in two languages: English and the country’s official language.

The aim is to introduce our readers to local:

  • Festivals

  • Musical traditions / instruments / folklore

  • Club / nightlife scenes

  • Subcultures

  • Performing arts / spoken word

  • Musicians


About ESNS


ESNS is a non-profit, European artist only, 100% showcase festival and music conference. ESNS helps new acts break into the international music scene.


We are looking for

Feature articles

  • 750 - 1000 words

  • Style: narrative, factual, descriptive of the local context/setting/experience.

  • Tone of voice: vivid, young, accessible. See this example.

  • Renumeration (per article): €100

Photo series

  • Each photo needs to be a building block for the series’ ‘bigger’ story

  • Please include a short introduction-text (max 300 words)

  • For our visual style, check out our Instagram.

  • Renumeration (per series): €150

Short documentaries

  • 5 - 10 minutes

  • Delivery in Full HD 1080p

  • Delivery in ProRes HQ

  • Audio Stereo 48,000Hz

  • Interviews/voice over in your native language + English subtitles

  • Renumeration incl. equipment costs (per video): €950



  • Bulgaria

  • Croatia

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • Germany

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • Italy

  • Luxembourg

  • Macedonia

  • Moldova

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Romania

  • Slovenia

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • United Kingdom



The application deadline is June 7. The next day we will announce which storytellers will be part of the ‘Discover’ team. The first final draft deadline will be June 15, 12.00 pm. More deadlines following soon.