PRS for Music - New Music Plus North West


A development programme and series of co-productions with FACT and the Liverpool Biennial during 2010. Events have featured performances and collaborations with artists including Hildur Gudnadottir, a.P.A.t.T, Mark Pilkington, Resonance FM and Ross Dalziel.

About New Music Plus:

PRSF continues its strand of pioneering professional development projects with the New Music Plus…Producers Partnership. Launched at City Hall on 21st April 2009, the London pilot provided a unique opportunity for 8 talented new music producers to create work with 8 prominent venues and cultural organisations in London throughout 2009. The second instalment of the programme, New Music Plus...North West, takes place across Manchester and Liverpool throughout 2010.

Having identified a need within the music sector for work-based training and reflection for independent producers, PRSF responded with New Music Plus. Developed in association with the Hub, it aims to strengthen learning amongst organisations and independent producers that want to develop their approach to programming new music.

The 8 producers receive:

  1. a bespoke training course, shaped and directed by associate partner the Hub, which includes regular opportunities to network and share learning with the other participants in the scheme

  2. mentoring throughout the programme

  3. a business development bursary including support for international networking

  4. a 12 month placement with one of the partner organisations.

The partner organisations benefit from:

  1. the opportunity to work with an independent producer and

  2. access to cutting edge spheres of music through the producers

  3. a network of peers from the other host organisations

  4. the opportunity to meet peers from other organisations and share knowledge and experience, through the scheme's regular Creative Circle meetings

  5. an opportunity to highlight music programming throughout their own organisations

It is anticipated that the successes of the London and North West pilots of the scheme will lead to a national roll out.

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