Help Musicians supports artists to go to São Paulo, Istanbul, Amsterdam + more for professional development opportunities

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From left to right: Renee Farjardo, David Roche, Volha Stsiazhko.

15 further professional development opportunities for musicians will be covered by Help Musicians’ Transmission Fund this year.

Artists funded in this round will be embarking on short-term activities across the UK and around the world in order to develop their artistic and professional skills at a crucial point in their career.

The scope of projects in Round 3 includes a trip to Amsterdam and Istanbul to interview and collect songs from local Ladino communities, taking part in the São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival, and spending two weeks at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam shadowing the Opera’s musical director.

Since its launch two years ago, Help Musicians’ Transmission Fund has supported more than 150 artists and groups to take part in professional development activities across the globe. Song writing camps, composer residencies, short courses in production, masterclasses and bespoke one-on-one training are among the opportunities that have been funded so far, and applicants are encouraged to look both locally and further afield for developmental activities they think would benefit them the most. Grants of between £500 - £1500 are offered to help cover access fees, travel and accommodation costs.

The full list of acts funded this round includes Ana Silvera, David Roche, Davide Maria Levi, The Lucent Duo, Felicity Turner and Natalie Burch, Francesca Ter-Berg, Grainne Brady, Matt Hill, Naomi Woo, Renee Fajardo, Sam Mabbett, Sam Newbould, Samuel Knock, Tara Franks and Volha Stsiazhko.

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