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At the heart of English folk

Musicians in Museums residencies open for applications

CONNECTIONS
exploring the tangible and intangible heritage of England

We are delighted to be 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.

With funding from Help Musicians, over the next two years we are looking for six excellent artists to be a musician in residence at one of these museums and explore the creative links between the tangible culture and history of the museum collections and artefacts and the intangible culture and history of folk songs and tunes.

The residencies are spread over a 12 month period and 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.

The first residency will be with the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield, starting in the autumn 2017.  The residencies with NMM and MERL will be advertised in September for a January 2018 start.

THE RESIDENCIES

National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wakefield, Yorkshire
Period - Late September/early October 2017 for 12 months

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Period - January 2018 for 12 months

Museum of English Rural Life, Reading
Period – January/February 2018 for 12 months  

How to Apply

Applications are now been accepted for the residency with the National Coal Mining Museum, closing date for which is Monday 31 July 2017. Interviews will be on 12/13 September at the NCMM.

Applications for the residencies at National Maritime Museum and Museum of English Rural Life will be advertised in September.

Download application details: Word / PDF

Applicants are welcome to have an informal conversation prior to the submission of their application with Katy Spicer, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, EFDSS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 020 7241 8957) or Jayne Ambrose, Education Officer, NCMM (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01924 848806 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays). Completed applications should be emailed to Zoe Nicol, Artistic Programme Co-ordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by midnight on Monday 31 July 2017. 

 

              

 

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