music

Funding

MIF Creative 50

Creative50 is a great new opportunity for emerging writers, bloggers, artists, musicians, performers, gamers (anyone creative!) to join the Manchester International Festival to experiment, explore and play with new digital technology.
We’re offering 50 creative individuals a £400 bursary, training and exclusive access to the Festival this Summer and the opportunity is open to everyone aged over 18 and living in Greater Manchester.
More info can be found here…  mif.co.uk/my-festival/creative-development/   and the deadline for applications is 3rd May.
There are lots of other ways to get involved in this year’s Festival – from volunteering to skills development and opportunities to be part of MIF shows – all of which can be found at  mif.co.uk/my-festival/

Vacancies & Opportunities

Artist, Horticultural Commission: Granby Winter Garden (deadline: 03 May 17)

Artist, Horticultural Commission: Granby Winter Garden, Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust

Granby Winter Garden will be a new community-owned space in the heart of Liverpool 8.  Two Victorian terraced houses will be transformed into a beautiful indoor garden and a unique resource for creative community action, cultural production and exchange.

Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust, in partnership with Bluecoat, wish to commission an artist, maker or collective to develop a horticultural work or series of works for Granby Winter Garden, in collaboration with the design team, Assemble, and local people.  As well as devising a planting scheme, there is scope for the commissioned artist to propose interventions into the Winter Garden space,  and within the local neighbourhood, or to propose events, performances or workshops that accompany the making of the garden.

Applications from artists who actively engage with communities or publics within their practice, or who can demonstrate an interest in planting or growing within their work are particularly welcomed. Artists working in any discipline, or across disciplines, and at any stage in their career are invited to apply.

The project will take place between May and October 2017 to include research and development, delivery and evaluation.

An Artist’s Fee of £4500 and a production budget of £4000 is offered. Flexible studio and production facilities are available.

Please download the Artists’ Brief and further information here:www.granby4streetsclt.co.uk/granby-winter-garden

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 12 noon.

Interviews: Tuesday 16th May 2017

Site visits and guided neighbourhood tours are offered: Thursday 20th & Saturday 29th April.

If you have any questions or queries concerning the project or the brief, please contact Maria Brewster on granby@scottbrewster.co.uk.

This commission is the first in a new programme of artists’ projects, commissions and residencies for Granby Winter Garden and is supported through public funding from Arts Council England.

Source: http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/index.php?id=25&ne_source=dailyjobs&ne_post_id=194592

Vacancies & Opportunities

Concerts Manager

Chetham’s School of Music seeks an experienced & dynamic individual: flexible, hardworking and meticulously dependable. From administration and logistical planning to orchestral/stage management, this is a unique and varied position suited to a highly motivated person with superlative communication and organisational skills. Working as part of a vibrant and dedicated administrative team, you will have good nature and good humour in equal measure and you will be ready to embrace the sorts of challenges which come hand-in-hand with working in the UK’s largest specialist Music School.

To apply, please see here.

Starting Salary: £25,607 pa

Application deadline: 9am, 2nd May 2017

Children & Young People, Funding

Children & the Arts Start Programme Funding (in partnership with Curious Minds)

The national charity Children & the Arts are working with Curious Minds to launch a new round of their Start programme and to bring the programme to the North West. Children & the Arts are seeking for 4 cultural venues to deliver three-year Start programmes which will develop and grow their relationships with local schools.

Programmes will start in September 2017 and will include cultural visits, professional development opportunities for teachers, education work linked to the national curriculum and the opportunity for the participating children and young people to engage in critical analysis and develop their own creative responses. The programme will also enable children and young people to achieve an Arts Award and participating schools to gain Artsmark.

Successful applicants will receive a wide range of support from Children & the Arts and Curious Minds, particularly with regards to Arts Award and Artsmark.

Applications are invited from cultural organisations based in or working in the following areas: Bolton, Preston, Rochdale, West Cumbria, Cheshire West & Chester and Tameside. The deadline for applications is Friday 28th April 2017.

For more information, and to download the application guidelines and application form, please visit: https://www.childrenandarts.org.uk/start-north-west

Health, Vacancies & Opportunities

Calling all Corporate Choirs!

Registration now open for the Hallé Corporate Choir Competition 2017!

The Hallé is delighted to announce that registration for the Hallé Corporate Choir Competition 2017 is now open.

The Hallé Corporate Choir Competition was launched in 2013 and each year companies from across the North West battle it out to be named winners and to have the opportunity to perform live on stage with the Hallé at The Bridgewater Hall. Each competitor is coached by a member of the Hallé Choral Team and meet to rehearse fortnightly from September, culminating in a competition in late autumn. The winning choir then goes on to perform one of their winning pieces and another song with orchestrated accompaniment from the Hallé in one of the Hallé’s Christmas concerts in December.

The Hallé can also assist with the setting up and running of company choirs through the rest of the year, providing other opportunities to perform including the Annual Hallé Corporate Choir Festival.

For more information please contact Susanna Caudwell at Susanna.Caudwell@halle.co.uk or on 0161 237 7018.