Alan James Creative Bursaries 2019

Four projects will create new music rooted in and inspired by English folk, funded by The English Folk Dance and Song Society— England’s national development agency for the folk arts.

The bursaries are named in memory of Alan James, former Chair of EFDSS, who died suddenly in April 2019. In the spirit of Alan’s eclectic musical tastes and his ability to foster exciting artistic collaborations, the call for applications particularly welcomed projects which explore English folk music in the context of cross-genre or cross-art-form collaborations and explorations.

Katy Spicer, EFDSS Chief Executive and Artistic Director said: ‘Our bursaries are designed to kick-start projects, giving artists time to bring their ideas to life. We are delighted to pay tribute to Alan James with these four exciting and eclectic projects.’

Awards were presented to Oliver Cross, Hannah Dunster, Akhila Krishnan and Fernando Machado, Kate Huggett, Tom Kitching.

 

Read more on EFDSS website

Award recipient Tom Kitching is a fiddle player and writer from Cheshire.

If anyone would like to donate to the fund they can do so via Patron Base.

By Online Editor

Main image: Award recipient Oliver Cross.

Published on Thu, 08 August 19

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