Call out for artists: Folk Discovery R&D Days

EFDSS are developing a new project to explore, share and create artistic connections between English traditional folk music and dance, and folk traditions originating from outside Europe. Deadline 17 October.

English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) are seeking artists from a range of backgrounds to work together on 5 & 6 November at Cecil Sharp House. Successful applicants will receive two days of paid research and development, plus compensation for expenses, to explore ideas and material towards developing new cross-cultural creative learning projects with young people in schools. Deadline for applications 17 October.

As the first stage in the project, we are seeking artists from a range of backgrounds to work together for two days to explore ideas and material towards developing new cross-cultural creative learning projects with young people in schools.

 5 & 6 November 2019, 10am–6pm
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY

EFDSS are looking for artists who are:

  • Practitioners in English or non-European folk music or dance traditions
  • Singers, instrumentalists or dancers
  • Established in their own artistic practice
  • Committed educators with experience of working with young people in schools
  • Excited about cross-cultural and cross-artform collaboration
  • Enthusiastic about sharing practice and developing new hybrid forms
  • Live and work in England
  • Available for both days (5 & 6 November), 10am–6pm

 Remuneration:

£200 per day (£400 total fee) – plus reasonable travel and accommodation expenses for artists from outside London

 How to apply:

Via email to: Beth Beamer, Education Administrator

  • Send a covering letter of up to 500 words explaining why you would like to take part in this project and what you feel you could offer (ie an idea or area of practice you’d be interested in exploring).
  • Attach a biography or CV – making clear the artform/s you practise; your background in either English or a non-European folk music or dance tradition; your experience of working with young people and schools; and link to your website (if you have one).
  • Confirm that you have the right to work in the United Kingdom and that you have a recent DBS check and / or would be willing to undergo one in the future as needed.

 Deadline for applications: 9am, Thursday 17 October

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EFDSS CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Date: 
07/10/2019 - 17/10/2019
Contact Name: 
Beth Beamer
Contact Email: 
education@efdss.org