After 3 weeks packed with workshops, exchanges, explorations, creation, we have wrapped up this first performance residency organised by our company. The Explorers wave goodbye to Brazil/Uruguay and return to bonnie Scotland with teary eyes, but with new tools, techniques, knowledge, and many new friends. The interactions we had with the locals have been fantastic, and even the market stall holders got emotional when we said we were leaving, saying they would miss seeing this bunch of strange people doing something different every day that would brighten up their working hours.
Thank you to Creative Futures for helping make this experience possible. Looking forward to converting the notes of a 4-hour long feedback session into an exciting report.
For more detailed information on the project and photos of the showcase piece, please have a look at our project blog:…More
Air Time: Jazz CPD Scotland (2012) was the third chapter of the highly successful professional development programme for jazz musicians living and working in Scotland. In autumn 2012, it brought together musicians from the two very different worlds: jazz and classical music to encourage creative investigation and experimentation – with hugely positive results.
Air Time started in 2009 when the Scottish Arts Council commissioned live music producers Serious, to deliver a continuing professional development programme for Scottish jazz artists. A second edition ran in 2010 and across the two programmes. Serious worked with ten musicians – eight of whom gathered at the Tolbooth in Stirling in 2012 for this new development.
Responding to the needs of the sector, Serious created this new…More
Well, the time has come for me to bid farewell to Mumbai and to India, and I shall be on the early flight back to the UK tomorrow morning. I have spent my last day seeing some friends, and doing (read, beginning) a bit of last-minute gift shopping. I went for a walk as the sun rose over the Gateway of India – probably the only time it actually has some space to breathe – and down to Marine Drive, where even at 6.30am, people are thronging the wide 3km or so palm-fringed boulevard, jogging, pretending to jog, or doing yoga and tai chi looking towards the Arabian Sea.
The past week has been a whirlwind of goodbyes and gifts, and I’m so sad to be leaving the kids and organisations I have been working with. I had my last session with the trainee teachers of Muktangen, who are now in the midst of their exams and preparing for their graduation showcase in a couple of weeks’ time. At the end of the class,…More
The Crichton Carbon Centre is looking to appoint an experienced curator-producer. This is a fixed term part-time contract to support a programme of artistsʼ residencies with sustainable food producing communities.
Four creative practitioners will be selected for residencies based on their interest, proposals and portfolio of previous work. Prior to each residency, they will spend some time in discussion with scientists (including some or all of soil scientists, food scientists, meteorologists and land economists) and government policy makers. This will provide an opportunity to develop their understanding of the challenges and opportunities of climate change and the roles played by different approaches to food production.
The curator-producer will manage all aspects of the project including: