From the end of February, each artist will receive a week of free rehearsal space in central Leeds, a grant of up to £3,500 to cover fees for those involved and other costs, and support and advice from technicians, producers and other specialists. There are also options for a short film to document each project, and a work in progress performance or live stream.
Jo Nockels, Projects Director, Opera North, comments:
“It is fantastic to welcome another group of artists to spend time developing their ideas and trying out new areas of work here at Opera North. While they come from vastly differing musical backgrounds, this year’s artists share a concern with contemporary experiences, and the primacy of rhythm and percussion. With collaborators ranging from sight-impaired, non-professional musicians, to dancers and players from Opera North’s own Orchestra, we can’t wait to share what happens next!”
The Resonance scheme has been enabled by Opera North’s membership of the PRS Foundation’s network of Talent Development Partners, supported by PPL. The UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development, PRS Foundation supports organisations working at the frontline of talent development with a broad range of individual music creators. This reflects PRS Foundation’s commitment to supporting composers and songwriters of all backgrounds and genres, through direct investment or by helping organisations which nurture artists and promote their music.