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Bursaries available for Classical:NEXT, May 2022

Classical:NEXT is the largest global gathering of professionals working in classical music and connected genres. The event takes place this year in Hannover (Germany) from 17 to 20 May, and Tŷ Cerdd (with support from Arts Council of Wales) is offering 6 bursaries to support organisations and artists to attend as delegates. 

At Classical:NEXT over 1,000 professionals from across the international industry – composers/music-creators, performers, ensembles, managers, presenters, record companies, publishers, media, educators and more – gather for:

  • interactive conference

  • showcase concerts

  • expo

  • networking

Tŷ Cerdd – Music Centre Wales, will be managing the Welsh presence at the event – including a Cymru/Wales stand at the expo – and invites interested composers/music-creators, performers and organisations to apply.

 

For any organisations or artists wanting to find out more about Classical:NEXT and the opportunities it offers, and about the bursaries we’re offering, we’re holding a Zoom session on Tuesday 8 March @ 1600.

Naomi Belshaw (music professional and seasoned Classical:NEXT delegate) will talk about the event, and there’ll be time for Q&A and discussion. Register here!

 

Morals +

Interludes 
(SATB)

Application details and deadline

 

ORGANISATIONS

3 bursaries of £500 are available. Please email Jodi Voyle answering the following questions by 10am on Friday 25 March (NB: video applications are also accepted – send your video of no more than 5 minutes covering the bullet points below)

  • Organisation name, address, website/social media handles

  • Details of the person who would attend: name, position, email address. mobile number

  • Short description of the organisation’s work (up to 100 words)

  • Have you or your organisation attended Classical:NEXT before? If yes, what were the outcomes? (up to 100 words)

  • What would your aims be in attending the 2022 event? (up to 200 words)

  • We are asking the 3 supported organisations each to “buddy” with a supported artist in the run up to and during the event in Hannover. Please confirm that you would be prepared to do this

INDIVIDUALS

3 bursaries of £1,000 are available. Please email Jodi Voyle answering the following questions by 10am on Friday 25 March (NB: video applications are also accepted – send your video of no more than 5 minutes covering the bullet points below)

  • Name, address, email address, mobile number, website, social media handles

  • Short description of your practice (up to 100 words), and 2 audio/audio-visual link to your music

  • Have you attended Classical:NEXT before? If yes, what were the outcomes? (up to 100 words)

  • What would you aims be in attending the 2022 event? (up to 200  words)

  • We are asking the 3 supported organisations each to “buddy” with a supported artist in the run up to and during the event in Hannover. Please confirm that you would be happy to be buddied in this way

Notes to applicants

  • Genre: Classical:NEXT covers a broad artistic range, and applications from artists/organisations from the outer edges of the genre are welcomed (eg jazz, experimental, electronic)

  • Equality, diversity & inclusion: We are keen to receive applications from individuals who are under-represented / have faced neglect or exclusion from the arts community; we particularly welcome applications from disabled people, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people, LGBTQ+ people, and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

  • Queries: If you have any queries and want to discuss a potential application please email Jodi Voyle and we can arrange a telephone conversation.

  • Panel: Deborah Keyser (Tŷ Cerdd), Jonathan Grimes (Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland), Kiddus Murrell (Tŷ Cerdd), Suzanne Griffiths-Rees (Arts Council of Wales)

  • Timeline:  All applicants will be informed of the decisions by 30 March

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