Opportunity for young musicians
The Indian Music Experience Museum is planning a music festival in collaboration with Manchester Museum. Tentatively titled, “Rhythm Festival”, the project will celebrate rhythm as a shared language between east and west. It is developed with the aim to create a cross-cultural artistic outcome by promoting and facilitating the interaction of music traditions across borders.
During a 6 month period in 2022, a total of four young musicians from India and the UK will be supported by two mentors, one from India and one from the UK (you can find this brief here) to design and facilitate a collaborative percussion-based art project. This includes virtual collaboration with an equivalent team of one mentor and two young musicians from India throughout the project to develop and perform this collaborative piece. This will be showcased at two on-site festivals at Manchester Museum and India Music Experience Museum. This unique experience focuses on developing and giving autonomy to young musicians, growing their global networks and therefore requires travel to Manchester.
Open Call for Young Musicians
We are inviting two young musicians based in Bengaluru to participate in this exciting artistic development project for local emerging talent with a unique opportunity for international travel to Manchester, UK. This mentoring programme will culminate in a youth-led performance, promoting musical understanding across borders through cross-cultural dialogue, co-creation and collaborative experimentation. This is an international partnership with Manchester Museum funded by the British Council’s India-UK Together Programme.
Open Call for Music Mentor
We are inviting an experienced musician based in Bengaluru, Karnataka to join as Indian Music Experience’s Mentor to support the youth-led development project with a unique opportunity for international travel to Manchester, UK. Through this mentoring programme, the selected mentor will support two young musicians in creating a performance piece, promoting musical understanding across borders through cross-cultural dialogue, co-creation and collaborative experimentation. This is an international partnership with Manchester Museum funded by the British Council’s India-UK Together Programme.
Rhythm festival will be part of India/UK Together, a Season of Culture, to be launched later this year and will take place in India and the UK from September 2022 to March 2023. The Season will celebrate and strengthen the bilateral relationship, friendship and vibrant cultural bonds between the two countries and also marks the 75th anniversary of India.
Shared Cultural Heritage (OSCH) is a youth-led programme that explores the shared cultures and histories of the UK and South Asia. OSCH is a partnership between the British Council, Manchester Museum, Glasgow Life and UK Youth, and is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.