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Safe Music Residencies





SafeMUSE - Safe Music Havens Initiative is an independent non-partisan and non-profit membership association with the main purpose of offering persecuted musical artists and artists at risk a safe place to stay and work with freedom of artistic expression. This includes close cooperation with hosting organizations (cities, regional authorities, organisations and others), with local and regional musicians and bands/groups, and a network of partners and co-workers for mutual learning, exchange and development.


SafeMUSE was established in December 2013 by musicians’ and composers in Norway, and work in close cooperation with Freemuse (the World Forum on Music and Censorship) and musicians’ and composers’ associations. SafeMUSE is based on and supports the universal principles of human rights as they apply to the rights of musical artists, composers, tradition bearers and their music.


SafeMUSE is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MFO (Norwegian Musicians’ Union), NOPA (Norwegian Society of Composers and Lyricists) and the Norwegian Society of Composers. In addition SafeMUSE has obtained project funding in 2014/2015 from Nordic Culture Point (Nordic Council of Ministers) and Music Norway.


The SafeMUSE Interim Board consists of:

- Tine Tangestuen, chair (CEO, NOPA - Norwegian Society of Composers and Lyricists)

- Anders Hovind, vice chair (Vice President, MFO - the Norwegian Musicians' Union)

- Erik Nadheim, deputy (Director, the Norwegian National Crime Prevention Council)

- Hans Ole Rian, alternate (President, Norwegian Musicians' Union)


Jan Lothe Eriksen is engaged as project manager for the interim period.


E-mail: jle (at)
Adress: c/o Sentralen, Pb. 183 Sentrum
0102 Oslo, NORWAY
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