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Musicians in Museums residencies, Yorkshire, London & Reading *Next deadline 31 July

The English Folk Dance and Song Society is offering year-long museum residencies for folk music artists
Date Posted:
06 Jul 2017

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.

With funding from Help Musicians, over the next two years EFDSS is 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.


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