We’re delighted to reopen applications to 3 of our artist opportunities – mjf soundcheck, hothouse and originals.
We support and champion creative musicians – from Greater Manchester, across the north and internationally. mjf offers tailored development schemes and performance opportunities for every career stage, both at the festival and throughout the year. If you’re working in jazz and improvised music – we have something for you.
We are interested in making an impact on artists, so we make sure we invite people onto the right schemes at the right time for them. All of our programmes generate new music, diversify the jazz sector and offer meaningful support where it is most needed.
If you’re a musician based in Greater Manchester, aged 18-25, and want to explore improvisation for the first time, take a look at mjf soundcheck. The FREE, 8-week programme supports musicians to try out new things and be supported to grow creatively, through 1-1’s with a mentor, links with Industry Professionals and more.
Mid-career artists based in the north, who are encountering barriers to creative development and want to experiment with new musical concepts, might apply to mjf hothouse to take their career to the next level. This PAID 6-month programme includes working alongside a mentor, personalised workshops, up to £2,300 cash for the creation of new work and an industry showcase.
For a commission to produce a major brand-new piece for the festival, head to mjf originals. Through this you will be supported to create a large-scale, contemporary, boundary-pushing new work with northern artists.
There are no upper age limits for originals or hothouse.
Alongside these opportunities, applications to perform at mjf2023 are also open and accepting submissions. If you want to be considered for the 2023 programme, please submit via the artists’ submissions by December.