Groups or individuals are generally funded for their accommodation, food and travel and will be expected to allow public access to the work that's being undertaken. This will often be in the form of an informal Open Session performance, but may also be a more formal invitation to participate in an upcoming Aldeburgh Festival or concert series. Although residency budgets are not normally able to provide for artist fees, extra funds may occasionally be available if this performance is likely to attract a significant paying audience.
For information on the Aldeburgh Residencies scheme, and to submit an application form, please contact Rebecca Knights (Artist Development Administrator, Residencies) on [email protected]. The assess applications every quarter, with reviews in January, April, July and October. You are welcome to submit an application at any time of year, but it may not be reviewed for a couple of months based on the timeline above.
From individual musicians to ensembles, and from jazz and world music projects to classical and electronica, Aldeburgh residencies offer the space to re-energise, compose, work on new repertoire, try out new partnerships, learn new skills, take risks and build links with other art forms. There are 3 programs:
Aldeburgh Residencies are designed to provide a unique opportunity for established musicians and other artists to experiment, take risks, develop new skills and recharge creative batteries. Aldeburgh Residencies usually last for a week - longer, sometimes, in the case of composers.
Open Space is a development programme for emerging artists and ensembles. This is an innovative new development programme for emerging artists and ensembles, offering bespoke and structured support over a number of years. Open Space is made possible through the generous support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Chamber Music in Residence. Each year between January and March exceptional emerging ensembles are offered the opportunity to undertake intensive study and rehearsal. Mentoring is an integral part of the residency and in the past has been from eminent musicians such as Sir Colin Davis, Ferenc Rados and Krzysztof Chorzelski. Each chamber music residency lasts a fortnight and includes two lunchtime concerts in the Jubilee Hall in Aldeburgh.
Informal showcases of work-in-progress.
Dramatic landscapes and soaring skies.The residency is located in the county of Suffolk. The county is low-lying with very few hills, and is largely arable land with the wetlands of the Broads in the north.
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