We are looking for three exciting artists or bands to join the next round of mjf hothouse.

hothouse is for unsigned musicians at all stages of their career, who haven’t yet secured a major opportunity or commission yet, and have a new idea they want to try out.

It’s a free scheme for artists looking to develop ideas, hone their craft and move their careers onto the next step.

hothouse helps you overcome barriers that may have prevented you from furthering your career as a musician, and gives you the chance to develop an idea that you haven’t yet been able to do, in a supportive environment.

mjf understand the pressures on independent artists and we want to support brave, new ideas and people who demonstrate potential.

We invite you to apply now with an idea. Your idea must be about a new piece of music containing jazz and improvisation.

What we are offering


The commitment we need from you


5 May 2019 (midnight): Application deadline

13 May 2019: Interviews

Workshops and performance dates will be announced soon.

If you have any questions at this stage please email Helen Goodman, our mjf hothouse co-ordinator, here.



Please upload a five minute video of you performing an original piece of music (this shouldn’t be a professionally edited film, just something from your phone is great)

Complete the short application form.

Apply now