Resident Music-creator

We’re looking for a Resident Music-creator of any genre to join our team for a year. The role is designed specifically for someone early in their career as a music-creator (although of any age), and for whom economic disadvantage has been a barrier.  

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Tŷ Cerdd celebrates and promote the music of Wales; we believe that if you’re making music in Wales it’s Welsh Music. We work with organisations, artists and communities on a wide range of projects and activities, from delivering skills workshops to releasing commercial recordings, from awarding funding for community initiatives to publishing new music.

This Resident Music-creator role at Tŷ Cerdd is a chance for you to get paid to make your own music, alongside learning about the music sector in Wales and helping us shape the future of our own artist development projects. On any day you could be working in the studio, participating in a workshop with artists, or meeting with our partner organisations.

This position is co-funded by the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary scheme, and is specifically targeted at people from low socio-economic backgrounds – aiming to create pathways for people who may not otherwise find it possible to get a foot-in-the-door of the arts sector. The role is designed for someone at the start of their career as a music-creator – this could mean that you have between two and five years of experience since leaving school; or you may be older or your circumstances may mean you’ve not taken a traditional route to your music career, eg perhaps you’ve worked in community music-making or as a volunteer.


  • Application deadline: 10am Monday 22 February

  • Interviews: Monday 1 March & Tuesday 2 March

  • Start-date: Monday 12 April

  • Salary: £19,500