ISM & Arts News launch petition to ensure freedom of movement for creatives after Brexit

ISM and A N Arts News have joined together to launch a petition to ensure freedom of movement for creatives after Brexit FreeMoveCreate is a campaign to protect freedom of movement for the UK’s creative industries post-Brexit.

The campaign represents the coming together of more than 30,000 musicians and artists from across the memberships of a-n The Artists Information Company (the UK’s largest artists’ membership organisation) and the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM - the UK’s professional body for musicians) 

Follow this link to find out more about the Free move create campaign

Music Venue Trust bursary scheme for venues to offer work experience to young people

Red Stripe and Music Venue Trust partner on bursary scheme that helps 18-25 year olds gain work-experience in the music industry

Music Venue Trust is delighted to launch another initiative to support grassroots music venues to give young people opportunities to be part of the live music team at your local venue.

The Earn Your Stripes Bursary, funded by Red Stripe and administered by MVT, will enable 50 young people to be placed in internships ranging from lighting assistant and promoter to sound engineer at one of the hundreds of small venues across the UK.

Mark Davyd, CEO of MVT, said: “Creating the next generation of sound, lighting, booking and promotion staff is key to building Grassroots music venues' sustainability and to establishing a much needed succession plan – we want to make sure that the next generation of people running these venues have all the skills they need to create great shows for artists and audiences. We are delighted to have Red Stripe on board to deliver the much needed Earn Your Stripes programme to music venues.”

Here is the link to follow

London New Wind Festival call out extended to August 7th

London New Wind Festival call out for pieces - dateline extended to August 7th! Follow the link below to see how to apply . 

Women composers are always highly valued by LNWF

The Director is Catherine Plugyers who is a longstanding member of Women in Music and a fabulous musician whether playing classical or improv .

Taken from the website this is an idea of the London New Wind Festival 

"The festival is slowly growing in its scope to reflect the wide interests of its director Catherine Pluygers.  For the last two years it has added improvisation concerts to the main core of classical contemporary concerts for wind chamber ensembles.  Other areas covered by the festival are ‘new music for wind symphony orchestras’, brass ensembles and ‘new music by women composers.’  At all times the main objective has been to encourage and promote new works written for these wind groups and to that end the festival has worked closely with the main music information centres as well as Society for the Promotion of New Music and each year has had a ‘Call for New Pieces’ which provides about thirty new scores chosen from the one hundred or so that are submitted.

Performers for the festival are provided by a core of professional musicians each with a great deal of experience in the field and a genuine enthusiasm and commitment to new music. "