Open Call: H3ritage Studios x Rotterdam

7-week program by and for electronic music artists from WANA* cultural backgrounds  living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Deadline: 27 August 2023

Join (A)WAKE’s H3ritage Studios program in Rotterdam this autumn

H3ritage Studios is an international program set up by (A)WAKE for electronic music artists with West Asian and North African (WANA) cultural backgrounds. Through workshops, lectures, and studio sessions, we provide space and support to explore musical cultural heritage and its development within the digital world.

The program is offered free of charge at (A)WAKE’s audio-visual studio in Rotterdam. A maximum of 5 participants will be selected to give focus to their research and development wishes.

Experimentation and genre crossovers are welcomed, categorized practices and cultural gatekeeping are challenged and the exploration of cultural heritage in a digital age is celebrated.

Over a 7-week period, workshops are offered by DJ and music producer Cheb Runner, visual artist Salim Bayri and visual and sound artist Mika Oki. The program includes individual studio sessions in a fully-equipped audio studio, and concludes with a collective presentation night.


What we provide:

  • 3 workshops with talented producers and artists
  • 8 hours of one-on-one studio sessions
  • Individual coaching and feedback
  • Group of like-minded artists
  • Informal space to explore artistic practice
  • Introduction to The Netherlands and Belgium music scene and network


  • Based in Rotterdam
  • Emerging electronic music artist
  • Interest in cultural WANA heritage
  • Clear artistic development question
  • Available during the program period
  • Motivated, open and collaborative attitude

Program dates:

  • 12 October  Introductory lecture
  • 19 October 19:00 – 22:00  Practical Workshop with Cheb Runner
  • 26 October 19:00 – 22:00  Practical Workshop with Salim Bayri
  • 2 November 19:00 – 22:00  Practical Workshop with Mika Oki
  • 9 or 10 November  Individual studio session
  • 16 or 17 November  Individual studio session
  • 30 November  Public presentation

Send in your application

Feel free to send us an email at or DM us through instagram in case you have any questions.

* WANA (West Asia and North Africa) countries include: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine and its Occupied Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara and Yemen.

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