supported by Wales Millennium Centre

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During two periods of artistic retreat, 6 lead artists from Wales and beyond – bringing with them range of genres, backgrounds and lived experience – support 8 participating music-creators to explore their own artistic practice through collaboration.

 

The pathway has 3 parts:

  • Retreat 1  2 days (& nights) in a rural mid-Wales location (near a train station – we’ll help with transport and cover the costs) in which all 14 artists explore their own artistic practice while collaborating with others – with lead artists providing support, advice and inspiration for the participating artists. There’ll be space, food, warmth, comfort, en-suite accommodation – and most importantly artists who want to explore, play and try new things.

  • Remote follow-up sessions with artistic leads in the intervening month by email / Zoom / WhatsApp etc

  • Retreat 2  2 days (1 night) in Cardiff (WMC; hotel accommodation provided) – continued exploration with fellow artists, with potential for recording work in our Tŷ Cerdd Studio.

 

DATES

  • Retreat 1  Friday 4 March 2022 (arrive late-afternoon) to Sunday 6 March (depart afternoon) – nr Llanidloes (mid-Wales)

  • Retreat 2  Saturday 2 April (start 1100) & Sunday 3 April (depart c.1700) – Cardiff

 NB: Applicants must be available for all dates & sessions

 

FEE FOR PARTICIPATING MUSIC-CREATORS

Tŷ Cerdd will pay a bursary of £500 to each participating artist (plus travel & accommodation & food)

 

LEAD ARTISTS

  • Catrin Finch – multi-genre composer & harpist  Welsh speaker

  • Eädyth – soul/jazz/RnB electronic music-creator  Welsh speaker

  • Lady Nade – folk / Americana singer-songwriter

  • Mr Phormula – beat beat-boxer / rapper / live-looping artist  Welsh speaker

  • N’famady Kouyaté – music creator / balafon master; Artistic Director of Successors of the Mandingue

  • Rowland Sutherland – flautist, composer, arranger, bandleader and educator

PARTICIPANTS

  • Genre  Applicants from any musical genre are welcomed.

  • Welsh music-creators  If you’re creating original music and you’ve been based in Wales for at least a year, you’re eligible.

  • Diversity  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.

  • Welsh language  3 of the 8 places are ringfenced for Welsh-speakers; the use of Welsh (artistically and socially) will be welcomed during the retreats – we will seek not to create silos between Welsh and non-Welsh speakers, but to encourage collaboration and dialogue.

  • Young people  4 of the 8 places places on CoDi Self pathway are ring-fenced for individuals aged 18-25.

APPLICATIONS

  • Deadline for applications: 1000 Friday 11 December

  • Apply through our online portal, where a simple application form asks for contact details, etc, and includes two questions that require free-text answers. NB: you cannot save details in this form, so please have your information and free-text answers pre-pared when you are ready to submit your application.

  • Each application must include 2 links to your music (nb: please do not send sound files). If you need help creating links, please contact Ethan (ethan.davies@tycerdd.org)

  • We are happy to accept video applications: in your video, please answer the same two questions framed on the application form and submit your video with your completed upload form (nb: your video should be no more than 3 minutes long).

  • If you need help completing the upload form, please contact Abby (abby.charles@tycerdd.org) who will assist you with the process.

  • If there are any barriers to your applying or participating that you would like to talk to us about, please contact Deborah (deborah.keyser@tycerdd.org), who will be happy to discuss your any queries with you.

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