• How to apply:
    1. Fill out this short form. If you’d prefer to apply by video instead, answering the questions by speaking to a camera, that's fine. Just answer the same questions as in this form and send the video via WeTransfer to talent@manchesterjazz.com
    2. You will also need to upload a five minute video of you performing an original piece of music.
    If you have any questions, need support or further details, please contact Helen Goodman by emailing talent@manchesterjazz.com Thanks very much for taking the time to apply and we look forward to connecting with you.
  • About You

  • About your music

  • If you have a website and social media accounts as an artist/band please post the links below. If you don’t yet have these, just enter N/A.

  • Create a five minute video of you playing your original music. Don’t worry about the quality of the recording– we just want to hear you!

    When you’re happy with it, please send it via WeTransfer to talent@manchesterjazz.com.

  • Your idea for a new original piece of music

  • Your idea must be about a new piece of music that you haven't performed to a live audience before. The music must contain jazz and improvisation.

  • Supporting you

  • We design each round of hothouse specifically around the needs of the artists who are successful in getting a place. The information you tell us here remains confidential. Please try and be honest and open about your barriers and challenges here. We don’t see them as a weakness, but as a chance for us to help you get closer to where you want to be.

  • These could be practical barriers e.g. needing to work bar shifts, lack of childcare or personal e.g. access needs or lack of confidence speaking in public.
  • Availability

  • Please confirm that you are available for the following dates (tick boxes for yes or no).

  • What next?

  • Thank you very much for taking the time to complete this application. We understand the effort it takes to apply to these things. Whether you are successful or not, we will be in touch.

    Good luck!