Apply now to join the Horniman’s new 696 music project as a Resident Artist.

During their year-long residency, Artists will develop their own creative project in response to the Horniman’s collection of musical instruments which is one of the most comprehensive, exciting and relevant in the UK.Applications close Monday 23 March 2020.

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Posted: 05/03/2020

696 has been developed to platform the best of south London’s contemporary music – from afrobeat and jazz to R&B to grime – championing music genres and the people working within them that have been disproportionately affected by bias in legislation.The 696 project will also include a series of live gigs, a major exhibition and a summer music festival.Applications close Monday 23 March 2020.The residency will include:A budget of £1,000 – £3,000 to develop your creative projectAttendance at a series of unique, intimate music masterclassesOne-to-one mentoring sessionsAccess to free writing/rehearsal spaceBespoke digital content created about you, your music and projectPerformance opportunities at the Horniman’s summer bandstand series in partnership with Balamii in 2020 and the 696 music festival in 2021Access to a network of music partnersTo find out more, attend our open evening on Tuesday 10 March at 6-8pm. RSVP to aholness@horniman.ac.ukDownload information about the full programme and application guidance: 696 Resident Artists – full programme and application guidance(435kb)  How to applyTo apply, you need to:Submit a video no longer than six minutes in length. This should include you answering the three questions in the guidance. You will not be assessed on the quality of the video only the content of your answers.Complete the online application form696: Online application formIf you have any questions, or require any access support in making your application, please contact Adem Holness –  Music Curator: aholness@horniman.ac.uk or 020 8699 1872 (ext 114)Key Dates 10 March 2020Optional Open EveningA chance to find out more about the programme and meet the Horniman’s Music Team. RSVP by emailing aholness@horniman.ac.uk23 March 2020Application DeadlineIf shortlisted, you must be able to attend the following dates in April and June:16 April 2020 (6 – 9pm)Live Music Sharing eventShortlisted artists will be invited to join an intimate evening of live music and networking with key project partners at the Horniman. You will have the chance to share your music with a live audience.21 April 2020Meet the Music CuratorShortlisted artists will be invited to discuss their project idea with the Music Curator.04 May 2020Decision Date12 June 2020Resident Artist Induction Day

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