Distil is a twice yearly gathering of musicians rooted in folk and traditional music, but who are interested in expanding their creative horizons into other other areas of musical practice. With the continuing success of Celtic Connections’ New Voices programme, and with other commissioning opportunities, an increasing number of musicians is becoming interested in creating music that goes beyond the boundaries of 32 bar dance and traditional song forms.
Distil, which was established in 2002, allows musicians to work with experienced practitioners from other music worlds: jazz, orchestral, contemporary, in a mutual exchange of ideas and experience.
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Call for new songs for the 13th edition of minority language song contest Liet International, in Apenrade/Aabenraa, Denmark
On Friday and Saturday 3 and 4 April 2020 Apenrade/Aabenraa will host the 13th edition of European minority language song contest Liet International, the song contest for singers and bands who sing in a European regional or minority language, since 2002. After twelve previous editions in Friesland, Swedish Sápmi, Brittany/Breizh in France, Udin/Udine in Italy, […]
PRS Foundation’s Composers’ Fund is an opportunity for composers with a strong track record; giving direct access to funding at pivotal stages in their career. A contribution of up to £10,000 is available to composers who are already making a significant cultural contribution in the UK and have the potential for greater impact in the UK […]
Creative Learning are currently planning the Arts Across Learning Festival 2020 and invite proposals from Creative Practitioners to deliver arts-based learning experiences. Each year Creative Learning presents The Arts Across Learning Festival, a celebration and exploration of the arts and their value to learning and teaching in Aberdeen. The festival brings a stimulating wealth of […]
Glaikit Carnyx present an interactive introduction to Gaelic song Glaikit Carnyx present an interactive introduction to Gaelic song, describing some of the main types of Gaelic song and inviting participants to try singing along. This workshop assumes no previous knowledge of Gaelic and guidance is given on pronunciation. A fun way to become involved in […]
The Moray Artists Bursary 2019 is now open for applications, giving local artists the opportunity to apply for funding of between £500 and £1,500. The Moray Artists Bursary is now open for applications. Emerging and established local artists are encouraged to apply for funding of between £500 and £1,500 by Friday 25th October 2019, to […]
The Brexit Support Grant, provides between £2,000-£4,000 to help small to medium-sized enterprises in Scotland manage a wide range of Brexit impacts The grant can be used to: – Finance an activity that would otherwise not take place without the grant (and has not already started) – Finance an activity with a start date after […]
Through Young Start we are offering funding from £10,000 to £100,000 to help children and young people across Scotland become more confident, so they can realise their own potential Through Young Start we are offering funding from £10,000 to £100,000 to help children and young people across Scotland become more confident, so they can realise […]
Applications are now open to the Made in Scotland Onward International Touring Fund. **Please note: this is a rolling fund with no deadline** One of the key aims of Made in Scotland is to maximise the benefit for Scottish artists on the international platform that is the Fringe. As part of this, funding is available […]
Female talent is under-represented in the video games industry. Be the change and apply for our 80% bursary towards a place on our Story for Video Games online course. As explored in John Yorke Story’s White Paper on the video games industry (https://www.johnyorkestory.com/video-games-white-paper/), women make up only 14% of the entire workforce of this sector. […]
Call for entries for Funding through the Awesome Foundation Glasgow The Glasgow Chapter of the Awesome Foundation are giving £500, no-strings-attached mini-grants to cool projects that will make the world, and Glasgow, more Awesome! The Awesome Foundation Glasgow gives £500 away every two months for people to do awesome things in their community, no-strings-attached, so […]