Open Call: Resonance 2018 Residence
This new residency programme is an opportunity for professional musicians, composers and performers from a wide range of musical backgrounds to begin developing a performance idea. Resonance 2018 is open to music-makers from BAME backgrounds living in the North of England, who are interested in in collaborating with performers from other artistic disciplines, telling stories, or in testing an exciting possibility.

The programme offers:
· up to a week of free rehearsal space in central Leeds.
· a grant of up to £3,000 to cover fees for those involved and any other costs.
· support and advice as needed from technicians, producers and others.
· a ‘work in progress’ performance opportunity for an invited audience.
· signposting to further opportunities.

Context:
The Resonance 2018 programme is developed by Opera North Projects, based in Leeds. Opera North is the national opera company for the north of England, and its Projects department seeks to explode conventional notions of opera, and put back together its elements of music, performance, visuals and movement in new ways. The home of Opera North Projects is the Howard Assembly Room www.howardassemblyroom.co.uk, a 300 seat venue for music from Afro-beat and reggae, to classical western and Indian music; blues, folk and even once or twice, throat singing! We hope to reflect this musical diversity, and in the Resonance 2018 programme.

Resonance 2018 at Opera North is supported by PRS Foundation’s Talent Development Partner Network.

When:
A week’s residency to take place between 19th Feb and 26th March. The are four residency opportunities in total.

Who:
· the lead artist must be from a BAME background
· the lead artist must live in the north of England.
· Projects must include at least one collaborator other than the lead artist.
· All applicants must be 18 years old or over at the time of application.

Where:
Opera North, New Briggate, Leeds. LS1 6NU

Application process:
Please fill in the short form below and submit it by 10 am on Thursday 12th October 2017. We will let everyone know whether they have been successful by the 26th October. Shortlisted artists will be asked for a short informal phone conversation to discuss their project further.

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