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Music at the Museum with Firefly Burning


If you’re 16-25, working towards a music career and want to be inspired this summer – join experimental folk rock band Firefly Burning for ‘Music at the Museum’ – a week-long residency of collaborative songwriting and music-making.

Taking inspiration from the incredible collections at Manchester Museum, you’ll spend five days from 8-12 July writing, creating and performing new music under the artistic guidance of award-winning artists John Barber and James Redwood from the band Firefly Burning.

You’ll get the chance to:

  • Gain an insight into the creative processes of established artists
  • Collaborate with other musicians
  • Develop your songwriting, arranging and performance skills
  • Perform in a special twilight gig at Manchester Museum on Thu 12 July

“When you collaborate, you end up making music which is far greater than the sum of its parts. The final performance will feature the new music we make on the project alongside songs from our new album. It’s going to be a totally immersive week and we can’t wait!” – Firefly Burning


Application info

To apply you should be:

  • 16-25 years old
  • Working towards a career in music
  • Based in Greater Manchester, Cheshire or Merseyside
  • Available between Sun 8 Jul – Thu 12 Jul

Deadline: Monday 11 June, midnight

Applicants must apply online*.

All applicants will be notified on or around Friday 15 June.

Participants will receive £10 per day to help towards the cost of travel and food.

For more information about this project please contact Lucy Wallace on or call 0161 830 3899.

*We’re committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you require the application in a different format or have difficulty completing your application online, please call us to discuss alternative options on 0161 830 3899.

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Both Sides Now with Natalie McCool


We’re looking for talented female singers, songwriters and instrumentalists aged 13-18 to take part in an exciting week-long music project in Liverpool in May (Mon 28 May – Fri 1 Jun).

Led by the incredible Natalie McCool, you’ll work together to create new music and perform live at the British Music Experience.

This is a unique opportunity to develop your songwriting and performance skills in a fun and supportive environment.

You will:

  • Spend 5 days (Mon 28 May – Fri 1 Jun) working with professional artists Natalie McCool, drummer Sian Monaghan (She Drew The Gun) and singer-songwriter Chloe Foy
  • Collaborate with other young musicians to create new music inspired by the story of British music, and the collection of instruments, costumes and performance memorabilia at the British Music Experience in Liverpool
  • Perform what you’ve created together in a special public performance at the museum on Fri 1 Jun

To take part you must be:

  • Female, or identity as female
  • Aged 13-18
  • From or based in Merseyside
  • A singer, songwriter or instrumentalist
  • Available between Mon 28 May – Fri 1 Jun

Sign up by Monday 21 May.


About Natalie McCool

Natalie McCool first came to public attention for winning a national songwriting competition judged by Coldplay’s Chris Martin. Since then she has written with Paul McCartney, performed with Boy George and collaborated with Beth Orton.

“I remember being a curious 14 year old deeply into music. I was constantly looking for opportunities around me; whether that was writing with other musicians my age, performing live in bands or playing guitar and singing in different projects – I had a real thirst for music. That’s why I am hugely excited to lead this residency exclusively for young female singers, songwriters and instrumentalists; a fantastic way to develop creative ideas, work with other musicians, perform live and above all: have fun!” 

This residency is part of Both Sides Now – our initiative to support, inspire and showcase female music creators across the North of England.

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On the bicentenary of his birth, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group invites contributions to commemorate Marx’s legacy through music: choose a quote from Marx’s writings to set to music, capture some essence, reflect on his life and work, their consequences, or their future development. Please visit for full details.

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Other Lands Other Sounds 2018






Curiosa Other Lands Other Sounds 2018

A Residential Course for Collaborative Arts Practice in Góis, Portugal

August 1-12, 2018


An intensive residential course bringing together visual artists and musicians to work collaboratively over ten days, creating new works combining photography, moving image, music, and sound art. Surrounded by the beautiful mountainside scenery of Gois, Portugal, Other Lands, Other Sounds 2018 offers a supportive environment for advanced practitioners (professionals, amateurs, students) who want to develop their practice through cross-arts experimentation and collaboration. The theme of this year's workshop is "(land)scape/paisagens". Musicians will work closely with composer Filipe Sousa, exploring composition, improvisation, and collaborative music-making processes. Visual artists will work with Beatriz Martinez, exploring photography and video, and how to merge aesthetics and concept into multi-disciplinary projects. Intensive work sessions will be balanced with nature hikes, local sight seeing, swimming in the river, visiting local cafes and enjoying the relaxed pace of rural Portuguese life.


“The Other Lands, Other Sounds programme is fantastic – a great opportunity to explore composition and improvisation processes and approaches in a beautiful and supportive environment. The town of Gois is an ideal location for exploring creativity and artistry. I am very pleased to have chosen this programme and the support I received has really helped my work." (Other Lands, Other Sounds 2017 Testimonial)


If you are an artist looking for a one-of-a-kind creative holiday, then we want to hear from you.


Get in touch soon to take advantage of funding opportunities!

Spaces limited.



This project is delivered in partnership with RAIZVANGUARDA - Associação Cultural.

2019 Byrdcliffe Artist-in-Residence Opportunities for Writers and Musicians





Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Session 01: Thursday, May 30 – Monday, June 24, 2019

Session 02: Thursday, June 27 – Monday, July 22, 2019

Session 03: Thursday, August 8 – Monday, September 2, 2019

Session 04: Thursday, September 5 – Monday, September 30, 2019

Applications only accepted through Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Submittable site:

Byrdcliffe welcomes Artists-in-Residence for 2019 in the areas of Writing, Music Composition, and Playwriting/Screenwriting (details below).

Individual artists participating in Byrdcliffe's Artist-in-Residence program are asked to pay a subsidized fee of $700 for the residency which covers studio access and accommodations within a 250-acre mountain campus. You may select your accommodation preferences on the application. Byrdcliffe offers financial aid opportunities to participants based on a combination of need and merit. To be considered for a fellowship, artists must submit the required financial information listed in the application.


All forms of original prose, poetry, and nonfiction are accepted at Byrdcliffe for the May through September 2019 AIR season. Nonfiction in this category may include essays, criticism, journalism, autobiography, monographs, memoirs, and experimental forms.

Music Composition

Composers, songwriters, and musicians working in a wide range of musical genres are welcome at Byrdcliffe during the May through September 2019 AIR season. Music Composition residents have access to a private studio called the Ice House, a converted outbuilding with an upright Steinway Piano near the Byrdcliffe Barn where they can work undisturbed as well as several performance spaces that may be utilized for informal presentations of works-in-progress.


Writers working on a screenplay, stage play, teleplay, radio play, and/or an audio drama are accepted at Byrdcliffe in this category for the May through September 2019 AIR season. Playwrights are typically given a work space in White Pines, the magnificent and quiet original home of Byrdcliffe’s founders.

More information about Byrdcliffe's artists-in-residence programs can be seen here:

Questions about Byrdcliffe’s AIR program or required materials? Email

Since its founding in 1902, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, located in the historic, unique community of Woodstock, NY, is one of the earliest utopian art colonies in America, located only 2.5 hours north of New York City. Byrdcliffe has welcomed artists like Bob Dylan, Philip Guston, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Eva Hesse, and hundreds more, to and live and work on a 250-acre property surrounded by the serene beauty of the Catskill Mountains.

Byrdcliffe is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA communities, and other historically underrepresented artists are encouraged to apply. Regretfully Byrdcliffe is unable to accommodate young children at this time. Byrdcliffe offers ADA compliant access to its main residency building and some studios.

Accommodations consist of simple historic arts & crafts style cabins and cottages clustered together in a close to nature forest setting. Mice, deer, hawks, ticks, chipmunks, bunnies, bears, owls, dust, leaf mold, and other elements of nature are present.

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