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The applications for the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme (BPYAP) 2023-24 are now open.

The applications for the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme (BPYAP) 2023-24 are now open. The deadline for application is 16 February 2023.

Please find forwarded information below:

We are looking for outstanding young artists at the start of their career, who are looking for exciting opportunities to further develop their skills. There is no formal upper age limit, but we expect that Young Artists will be over 18 years old. We are running courses that are open to singers, pianists, conductors, poets, composers, chamber ensembles, instrumentalists, improvisors, sound artists, producers, songwriters and interdisciplinary artist. The BPYAP does not charge fees to apply and all courses are free. Applications are welcome from around the world, we cover international and domestic travel to Snape Maltings.

There are six course artists can apply for, the below may be of particular interest:

Chamber Futures (22 – 29 March 2024) – A week-long course for chamber ensembles wishing to further explore new music: performing, presenting, commissioning, collaborating. Led by Quatuor Bozzini and Mark Simpson.
Chamber Music in Residence (January – March 2024) – A series of two-week residencies for existing Chamber Ensembles focussed on time and space to develop as a group on one of our sites in the Suffolk countryside.
Composition, Alternative Performance and Performance Art (CAPPA) (October 2023 – June 2024) – CAPPA is a course for makers in sound, whether you are a composer, improvisor, sound artist, producer, songwriter, interdisciplinary artist, or any other music performer who substantially contributes to new original work (through, for example, devising, collaboration, and interpretation). Led by Larry Goves, Angharad Davies and Seaming To with House of Bedlam as resident ensemble.

Full details can be found below:

We are also looking for applications for our Snape Residency programme for creators who want to re-focus their practice or take their work in a new direction, set in the unique environment of east Suffolk. Full information below:
Best wishes,
Maila Laidna