Monday 11 February 2019

Applications to become a 2019 City Music Foundation Artist are now open

2018 CMF Artists © Benjamin Ealovega
2018 City Music Foundation Artists © Benjamin Ealovega
Applications open today (11 February 2019) for artists who wish to become City Music Foundation (CMF) Artists for 2019. Applications are welcomed from classical, jazz, folk, and world musicians – both soloists and ensembles – to join CMF's two-year Artist Programme.

Starting in September 2019, those selected for the scheme will enjoy:
  • A series of tailored Professional Development Workshops with topics including tax and financial management, networking, presentation skills, contracts and legal issues, agents, PR, social media, pitching to venues and festivals, programming, and much more
  • Business Mentoring from senior business-people through collaborations with City firms
  • Artistic Mentoring from established, acclaimed international performers, including opportunities for collaboration in performance
  • Performance Opportunities in CMF-produced events, festivals, and residencies
  • Promotional Tools such as high-quality photos, a bespoke website, videos, and professional recording
  • Day-to-day access to the Artist Manager, who works like an agent to secure live concert bookings and media appearances
  • Additional Support with individual projects and commissioning

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 12pm.
Apply here:

Current and previous CMF Artists include A4 Brass Quartet, Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano), Tabea Debus (recorders), Foyle-Štšura Duo (violin & piano), Andrey Lebedev (guitar), Ligeti Quartet, Misha Mullov-Abbado (jazz double bass), and Emily Sun (violin).

CMF’s mission is to turn exceptional musical talent into professional success by equipping outstanding musicians with the tools, skills, experience, and networks necessary for building and sustaining rewarding and profitable careers.

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