Tŷ Cerdd & National Dance Company Wales launch affricerdd: music and dance opportunities for artists of African descent

Tŷ Cerdd (Music Centre Wales) & National Dance Company Wales – in partnership with Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel – are issuing calls to dance artists and music-creators of African descent living and working in Wales.
 

Tŷ Cerdd’s affricerdd is a strand of Tapestri, a new initiative (funded by Arts Council of Wales’s Connect & Flourish programme) to create a living musical archive of the people, languages and communities of Wales.

affricerdd opportunities

Plethu: affricerdd

5 music-creators will be matched with 5 dance artists to collaborate on a music video of up to 5 minutes’ duration.


Music-creators of any musical genre will be commissioned to create a new work (for any musical forces: instrumental, electronic, etc). The dance artists will choreograph and create a dance film to the musical work.
 

The commission fee for each of the 10 participating artists is £1,000
 

– to include any associated costs (eg performers; technical, etc)

Cȃn: affricerdd

5 music-creators of any musical genre will be commissioned to write a new song (in any language), and to create a music video of the new work.
 

The commission fee for each of the 5 participating artists is £1,000
 

(NB: an additional bursary of up to £250 each is available towards recording / videography costs.)

how to apply

music-creators
Submissions by email to enquiries@tycerdd.org must include:

 

  • Name / age / address / email address (you must be of African descent to be eligible for this opportunity

  • A paragraph on why this opportunity interests you.

  • 2 links to your music (nb: any style or scale of music; does not need to be professionally recorded)

  • Video applications (as opposed to written) are also welcomed – just attach your video (maximum 5 minutes) covering bullet points above to your email 

  • NB: applicants must be available for the group kick-off group session – Tuesday 7 September at 11:00

dance artists
Submissions by email to saoirse@ndcwales.co.uk  must include:
 

  • Name / age / address / email address

  • A paragraph on why this opportunity interests you

  • A paragraph about your practice and your dance experience to date

  • Video applications (as opposed to written) are also welcomed – just attach your video (maximum 5 minutes) covering bullet points above to your email 

  • NB: applicants must be available for the group kick-off group session – Tuesday 7 September at 11:00

selection panels

Plethu: affricerdd
music-creators selection

Plethu: affricerdd
dance-artists selection

Cȃn: affricerdd
music-creators selection

timeline

  • Submissions deadline:  Monday 23 August, 10:00

  • Successful applicants informed: w/b 31 August

  • Group kick-off session: Tuesday 7 September, 11:00

queries

If you have a query or would like to discuss your application, please contact:

SSAP grayscale.png
ndcw.png
DAC_Logo grayscale.png
EISTEDDFOD grayscale.png
tc logo.png