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At the heart of English folk

Musicians in Museums

CONNECTIONS
exploring the tangible and intangible heritage of England

EFDSS is partnering with the National Coal Mining Museum for England, the National Maritime Museum and the Museum of English Rural Life to offer folk music artists an exciting creative and learning opportunity.

With funding from Help Musicians, over the next two years we are looking for six excellent artists to be a musician in residence at one of these museums and explore the creative links between the tangible culture and history of the museum collections and artefacts and the intangible culture and history of folk songs and tunes.

The residencies are spread over a 12 month period and each artist will receive a bursary of £5000 to develop a new music work to be performed at the end of the residency and deliver outreach activities to engage people with the museums and with folk music.

The first residency will be with the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield, starting in the autumn 2017. The residencies with NMM and MERL are now open and will begin in January 2018.

CURRENT RESIDENCY

Museum of English Rural Life, Reading
Period – January/February 2018 for 12 months  

Application deadline: Friday 10 November 2017
 

Download Application Form PDF MERL

 

Download Application Form Word MERL

 

Download guidelines for MERL residency

 

PAST RESIDENCIES

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Period - January 2018 for 12 months

National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wakefield, Yorkshire
Period - September 2017 for 12 months

 

How to Apply

Applications are now being accepted for the residencies at the National Maritime Museum and the Museum of English Rural Life.  

Your completed application should be emailed to Zoe Nicol, Artistic Programme Co-ordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

  • For NMM by midnight on Monday 6 November 2017. Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place at the National Maritime Museum on 22nd and 23rd November
  • FOR MERL by 9am on Friday 10 November 2017. Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place at the Museum of English Rural Life on Monday 4th December.


Applicants are welcome to have an informal conversation prior to the submission of their application with Katy Spicer, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, EFDSS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 020 7241 8957) or Joanna Salter, Senior Manager, Participation (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for the National Maritime Museum residency and Isabel Hughes, Head of Curatorial & Public Engagement (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 0118 378 8663), for the Museum of English Rural Life residency.

Applicants are welcome to apply for both residencies but must complete separate applications.

Applications for the National Coal Mining Museum have now closed.

 

 

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