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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This post was originally published hereAdministrator Needed Now ! Unfortunately, after smoothly running the GFW office for 18 months, our current administrator, Katrina, is moving away and we need to find a suitable replacement as quickly as possible. The GFW board have updated the administrator role and person descripton, which you can read below, and/or […]
This post was originally published hereAs part of the 25th anniversary Celtic Connections festival, Showcase Scotland are teaming up with Help Musicians UK to present a day of panels and information sessions on January 31, for Scottish artists looking to maximise their international careers. Leading figures from the Scottish, UK and international music industries have kindly […]
This post was originally published hereNevis Ensemble (Artistic Directors: Holly Mathieson and Jonathan Hargreaves) is a brand new Street Orchestra for Scotland, which will see its debut in August 2018 as part of the Cultural Programme running alongside the first ever European Championships hosted jointly between Glasgow and Berlin. Removing barriers to accessing orchestral music […]
This post was originally published hereUK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to deliver game-changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy. UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to deliver game-changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact […]
This post was originally published hereThe purpose of this fund is to mark the 2018 Year of Young People by supporting a series of Traineeships. The Traineeships will allow creative organisations and businesses to give young people interested in progressing a career in the arts, screen and creative industries, the opportunity to gain skills and […]
This post was originally published hereThe Performing Arts Micro Bursaries support independent artists and producers with awards of between £250 and £1,000. We are interested in proposals for development activities in the performing arts where a clear and specific learning opportunity has been identified. This could be for the making of new work, research, travel, training or mentoring. The awards are for individuals who have […]
This post was originally published here“HERITAGE OF TOURING LIVE PERFORMANCES IN THE HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS” Project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund The Touring Network is now open to applications from film makers and researchers for an exciting documentary project which will tell the story of volunteer promoters and their effect on communities in the Highlands […]
This post was originally published hereAnnouncing a new residency for two young artists working in Scottish music and/or storytelling. A New Conversation is jointly curated by TradFest in Edinburgh and G5Ain Mumbai. The residency will take place at G5A in March 2018 and feature the coming together of two musicians and/or storytellers from Scotland and […]
The Village Storytelling Centre, Glasgow are recruiting for an Executive Director and two Storytellers.
This post was originally published hereExecutive Director Hours: 35 hours, permanent Salary: £32,000-£37,500 depending on experience Location: Glasgow The vision of the Village Storytelling Centre is to inspire people to find, shape and share their voices through the power of story. We work particularly with those who are disadvantaged, marginalised and excluded to support them […]
This post was originally published here ECHC are recruiting innovative freelance artists and creative practitioners from a range of backgrounds for our hospital Arts Programme based at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh. Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) are looking for innovative artists/creatives whose practice could link with medical departments or procedures, helping to […]