Time Out mini-residency: Peer-to-peer support for composers with Sally Beamish

Deadline: 7 Dec 2021


Friday 11th March, 6pm – Sunday 13th March 2022, 2pm

A 2-day professional development opportunity for composers who have experienced a gap in their careers. This break could be due to, but not limited to, beginning a family, caring responsibilities, health reasons, the pandemic.
Working in new music can often be isolating, with few opportunities for interaction with other creators or promoters or for continuing professional development. The aim of this course is to give creators the opportunity to work together, share their difficulties and benefit from each other’s strengths in a safe non-judgmental environment.

The residency will include:
- Facilitated getting to know each other time
- A question-answer session with guest mentor Sally Beamish
- One-to-one skills sharing and ideas sharing sessions
- Group discussion and problem solving
NMS is aware that some composers may have genuine concerns about sharing their ideas with others, for fear of them being misappropriated. While all participants should know in advance that some degree of sharing is key to gaining as much as possible from the workshops, it is also understood that there is some need for privacy and you will not be asked to discuss anything that you would prefer to keep to private.

This weekend will be facilitated by Andy Saunders with support from guest Sally Beamish.

The course will be open to a maximum of 5 composers, who will be chosen by application. Participants will be selected based upon their shared needs and stage of career: it is hoped that participants will be at a similar level to maximise their opportunities for sharing experiences and learning. The course is open to all composers who have some experience working as a professional composer, and who have been out of undergraduate/masters education for at least 5 years. You must also be resident in Scotland at the time of application.

All residential costs (accommodation and meals) will be covered by New Music Scotland. Participants are required to pay fee of £50 for members/£70 for non-members and cover their own travel expenses to and from the venue.

How to Apply
Please send a current CV and cover letter explaining why you would like to take part and naming specific things that you would like to discuss and have help with over the course of the workshops. Email these to Karen Dufour, NMS Project Manager

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