CoDI Buddies is an initiative that forges links between Welsh composers and performing groups/societies. This year, three composers and three performing groups from the Tŷ Cerdd Network have been partnered through the programme, with each pair being awarded £1000 (shared between composer and society) towards the Buddy activity The aim is to help composers forge relationships with community music-makers, and to produce a lasting legacy of partnerships and high-quality new work. At the end of the process, the pairing judged by our panel to have the most potential to move forward together to create a piece for the concert platform will be awarded an additional commission fee of £1000.
Making Music & Sound and Music
19/20 CoDI Buddies will link up with the current cohort on the Adopt a Composer programme, delivered by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music: the three selected CoDI Buddy composers, along with the musical directors of their Buddy groups, will be take part in an expenses-paid workshop day in London with their Adopt a Composer counterparts (Sunday 2 February for MDs; date in March, tbc, for composers). This day will offer an opportunity to network with composer peers and mentors on the Adopt a Composer programme, and to take part in career development activities.
The broader CoDI programme is generously supported by Arts Council of Wales (National Lottery funds) and the PRS Foundation (who has awarded Tŷ Cerdd a place in a UK-wide cohort of Talent Development Partners).