Friday 14 February 2020

City Music Foundation 2020 Artist Applications now open

City Music Foundations Artists 2019/20
City Music Foundations Artists 2019/20
Applications are now open for the 8th consecutive intake of the City Music Foundation's two-year programme beginning in Autumn 2020. Applications are welcome from classical, jazz, folk and world musicians, both soloist and ensembles.

Beginning in autumn 2020, those selected for the programme will have access to:
  • A series of tailored Professional Development Workshops from industries including tax & financial management, networking, presentation skills, contacts & legal issues, agents, PR, social media, pitching to venues & festivals 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 photoshoots, a bespoke website, videos and professional recordings
  • Day-to-day access to the CMF Artist Manager who works as an agent to secure live concert bookings and media appearances
  • Additional support with individual projects and commissioning

Current and previous CMF artists include pianist Iyad Sughayer, the Ligeti Quartet, violinist Emily Sun, violist Rosalind Ventris, guitarist Andrey Lebedev, mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean, jazz double-bassist Misha Mullov Abbado and accordionist Bartosz Glowacki.

The deadline for applications is 9am, 6 April 2020. Full details from the City Music Foundation website.

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