Think you want to be on the next round of mjf hothouse? Here’s some things you should know…
WHO CAN APPLY?
Soundcheck is completely free and open to artists who:
- are based in one of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester
- are aged 18-25 (up to 25 years and 11 months is fine)
- have some experience of writing, making and/or performing music (in a band or by yourself)
- have some interest in improvisation and exploring the avenues this can open up in their music
- 31 August 2021 (midnight): DEADLINE for applications
- 6-18 September 2021: Interviews
- 2 October: Intro to improvisation
- Week of 18 October: 1:1 with Steve Mead
- Week of 25 October: Meet your mentor, followed by three one-hour sessions
- Week of 8 November: Meet an industry professional
- 24 November: Sharing your new work
- Week of 29th November: 1:1 wrap up
HOW TO APPLY
1. Dream up a new idea for a piece of music that includes improvisation – whatever that means to you.
2. Once you’ve got your idea, fill in a simple form. If you want to answer the questions by video rather than the form, that’s fine
3. Send us a home-made video of you performing live – no longer than 2-ish minutes please. We don’t want flash edits, we just want to hear your sound.
FORM TO APPLY HERE
Simply upload the short video of your performance to WeTransfer for free and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE for applications: 31st August 2021 (midnight)
If you have access needs or require materials in alternative formats, just ask!
Check out our FAQs page to make sure soundcheck is right for you, it could be that you’re more suited to hothouse – so read both and if you’re still unsure, email email@example.com
Soundcheck is supported by funding from Arts Council England and Greater Manchester Combined Authority. mjf is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner in association with Youth Music.