We’re looking to offer 10 composers / music creators / sound artists a paid opportunity to take part in CoDi DIY – a pathway for artists who have not accessed formal, post-school music education.

Submissions are welcomed from music-creators of any musical genre. Each selected artist will be guided through the developmental process through a lead mentor (selected to be a stylistic fit), over a series of workshops and studio sessions (Cardiff and Bangor, possibly plus a mid-Wales location).


It is planned that the project will culminate in an event / performance / sharing of ideas / team-workshop in spring of 2021, although precise details will depend on factors including the interests of the participating artists and the developing situation regarding Covid-19.


Overseeing the pathway alongside Tŷ Cerdd will be Pwyll ap Siôn, CoDi DIY lead artist, masterminding the process of matching music-creators and mentors. Pwyll’s experience as a composer and musician is extensive – from pop to classical – and he now works as part of the team at Bangor University School of Music.



Owing to the uncertainty brought by Covid-19, Tŷ Cerdd and the participants will be required to take a flexible, innovative approach to process and delivery. Initial workshops and engagement are likely to take place digitally, with the hope that in due course the activity can be located in Tŷ Cerdd’s studio at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, and at the School of Music in Bangor University (participants can choose the location closest to them, and we hope to add a mid-Wales location if necessary).


  • Fee per composer: £500 (to include expenses and all costs)

  • Open to Welsh and Wales-based music-creators (defined, for the purposes of this scheme, as an artist who has been living in Wales for a minimum of 12 months.)

  • Submission by application form (see bottom of this page) and CV, plus 2 examples of work by SoundCloud link (do not send attached sound files).

  • Submissions from the broadest range of artists are encouraged – we want to ensure that this opportunity is accessible to all. We welcome applications through alternative methods (eg video applications).



If there are any barriers to your applying or participating that you would like to talk to us about, please contact Deborah Keyser (deborah.keyser@tycerdd.org), who will be happy to discuss any queries or concerns over the phone, by email, or by video call


  • Pwyll ap Siôn, lead artist

  • Steph Power, composer & writer; chair of Tŷ Cerdd

  • Deborah Keyser, Director, Tŷ Cerdd



  • Deadline for submissions: 5pm, Tuesday 30 June

  • Successful participants informed: by late-July

  • Resources sent to participants: late-July

  • Initial workshops: September

  • Final performance/recording: spring 2021


Tŷ Cerdd is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner in association with Youth Music

+44 (0)29 2063 5640 / enquiries@tycerdd.org 

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