In 2014, the musikprotokoll together with fifteen other members of the festival network ICAS of the International Cities of Advanced Sound, the SHAPE platform for exciting new projects in the field of music music and audiovisual arts. From 2014 to 2021 48 musicians and music formations were selected each year and music formations will be selected for twelve the SHAPE spotlight for twelve months. After seven successful years the EU-funded project has now been extended for the has now been extended for the second time. In the process SHAPE+ is setting new priorities in the following areas set: The thirteen participating festivals work on successively reducing their ecological footprint. In addition an artist-in-residence program has been launched.
Two SHAPE+ residencies will be held at each festival as well as the musikprotokoll. One SHAPE artist will collaborate with two other artists artists, who will automatically be added to the automatically included in the list of SHAPE Artists 2022/23. The first resicency artists are Yara Mekawei, Ulla Rauter and Hui Ye which created the project "sonic exegesis".
In cooperation with SHAPE+ Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe. Supported by the Creative Europe" program of the European Union.