This resource is a non-exhaustive list of opportunities, networks, venues, ensembles, record labels and events which may wish to engage performers in commissions or partnership work. It is designed to serve as a starting point. Building relationships with those within the industry is equally important.We have also included some ISM resources to help you further.
Various festivals across UK and Europe either provide performance opportunities for unsigned bands and artists to perform on stage or provide their contact details for performance enquires, here we list some of these festivals.
Opera North are looking for female conductors based in the UK for an intensive new ten-week training scheme to take place in Leeds between 29 November – 17 December 2021 and 4 January – 18 February 2022. A bursary of £350 per week and expenses will also be provided.
The Fellowship programme is for those aged 20-27, and offers a full-year free development programme for emerging young professional choral leaders, focussing on these areas of development - career, educators, performers and leaders.
i-Portunus funding, from Creative Europe Desk UK, provides financial support to help fund the cost of travel (transportation, accommodation etc.) for artists (including performers) to another Creative Europe country.
Tipping Point has announced a songwriting residency for emerging artists and music creators aged between 18-25 across the North East. The residency aims to develop 12 artists’ songwriting skills and professional practices.
Listen Imagine Compose are offering a Masters in Teaching and Learning, as part of their CPD programme for secondary music teachers. The course is designed to develop skills in teaching composing with KS3, KS4 and KS5 students.
Live Music Now are recruiting new musicians. They offer training and paid performances to musicians at the start of their professional career, working with diverse audiences who do not normally have access to high quality live music.
Find out about funding opportunities for performers and composers.
Is there something missing? This is not a comprehensive list. If you think something should be added in, why not email us at [email protected]. If you have your own ensemble or group or venue, why not get in touch and ask us to add it in?