EFDSS is partnering with the National Coal Mining Museum for England, the National Maritime Museum and the Museum of English Rural Life to offer folk music artists an exciting creative and learning opportunity.
Six excellent artists have been selected as musicians in residence at museums in Wakefield, Greenwich and Reading in an ambitious new scheme run by the English Folk Dance and Song Society, with funding from Help Musicians.
Each musician will explore creative links between the tangible culture and history of the museum’s collections and artefacts and the intangible culture and history of folk songs and tunes. The residencies will draw on the artists’ extensive range of experience and talents as educators and creative musicians. Each artist will work over an extended period of twelve months at their museum, and in their museum’s local community. Each artist will receive a bursary of £5000 to develop a new music work to be performed at the end of the residency and deliver outreach activities to engage people with the museums and with folk music.
This is the latest project in EFDSS’ Artists’ Development programme for the English folk arts.
Bryony Griffith and Andy Seward have each been awarded bursaries to be Musicians in Residence at the National Coal Mining Museum for England in Wakefield.
Aimee Leonard and Joe Danks have each been awarded bursaries to be Musicians in Residence at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London.
Jackie Oates and Pete Flood have each been awarded bursaries to be Musicians in Residence at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading.