The Beats Across Borders purpose is to build sustainable communities working with original music.
Our goal for each project is for it to become a locally anchored, self governed entity making use of original music to develop social, financia and educational possibilities for all and especially young members of the local community surrounding the project.
In our perspective a community is consisting of people who are relevant to each other and their surroundings in a social, financial and cultural way.
It’s on the shoulders of these communties to diminish the recruitment of young people by radicalised movements and organisations. They can only do this by encouraging the youth to stay in engaging environments and to feel like they belong.
Our toolbox consists of leadership and teachers training, songwriting and music production workshops, concert production, business management
and NGO administration.
We do this because we believe that strong human ties are our only chance of overcoming the future we created.
Job opportunities created: 15 (f/m 75/25)
Accumulated project turnover: $150.000+
Songs recorded: 50+
Concerts produced: 25
Concert attendees: 3000+
Perfoming acts and artists: 150+
Performance since 2016
Projects: 10 (active: 7)
Country networks: 12 (active: 8)
Associated artists: 40
Music workshop participants: 1500+ (f/m 75/25)
Project partnership agreements: 10
Running leadship programmes: 8 (f/m 50/50)
Teachers training participants: 35 (f/m 50/50)
Mikael Hegelund Martinsen
Music producer and CEO
MA in History and Political Science,
University of Copenhagen
Music producer and community organiser
BA in Political Administration and International Relations, University of Roskilde
Liv Arnth Jørgensen
Press Officer, the Danish Ministry of Children and Education
MA in Journalism, Danish School of Journalism
MA in Visual Communication, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design.
Deputy Chief, the Danish Ministry of Justice
MSc in Economics, University of Copenhagen
Project manager, Mind Your Own Business NGO
MSc in International Security and Law,
University of Southern Denmark