WHAT IS INVOLVED?
On mjf hothouse, artists will get:
- A series of 1:1 sessions with a hand-picked Industry Mentor. Previous mentors include Julia Payne, Emily Jones, Amy Pearce, David Porter, Amanda Huxtable and Richard Warburton.
- Personalised workshops which could cover anything from stage lighting, to personal resilience, artistic ambition and building your own website.
- Up to £2300 cash to cover your creation time as a band leader, the costs of paying your collaborators or band to rehearse and perform, plus some expenses.
- An industry showcase performance where we’ll introduce you to the movers and shakers of the music industry, and you’ll get valuable feedback on your new work.
- Producing & marketing support and 1:1 coaching sessions with the wider mjf team, to develop your work over the programme.
- Connection with mjf’s Artistic Director, Steve Mead.
- 1:1 support with fundraising to realise the long-term potential of your project.
- A peer network of musicians and music professionals within and beyond the mjf hothouse cohort – and lifelong friends.
WHO CAN APPLY?
To be eligible you need to be:
- Aged 18yrs +. There is no upper age limit
- Based in the North of England. If you are applying as part of a group, at least 75% of the group must also be based in the North of England
- Making music with some element of improvisation or jazz – whatever that means to you
- Already making moves professionally, rather than just starting out. See our FAQs for more detail on this
Applications are now closed for 2023. Please check back next year!
mjf hothouse is supported by funding from Arts Council England and Help Musicians UK. mjf is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner.
Photo Credits: Richard Tymon; Film Credits: Ray Chan. Produced by Helen Goodman, mjf Talent Development Associate.