Creative Exchange

December 16, 2016 in All Opportunities, Performers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

Enterprise Music Scotland is offering chamber musicians the opportunity to take part in ‘Creative Exchange’, our peer exchange residency in Crear, rural Argyll. The 4-day residency will involve approx. 3 ensembles, and provides time to rehearse, relax, plan, create and research your ideas with access to central support from EMS.

The aims of Creative Exchange are:

•        to provide creative space and place to explore new projects and ideas

•        to encourage conversation and collaboration

•        to support ensembles in their development

As well as excellent rehearsal spaces, participating ensembles will be provided with accommodation (comfy beds and beautiful views) and meals (tasty food and creative conversations).

The dates of the residency are 6th – 9th March 2017.

At this stage, we ask you to formally express your interest by completing the brief application form (downloadable from link at top right of this page) which will help us to ascertain which ensembles will benefit most from participation.

We also ask that you attach a summary of your work to date as an ensemble, this may take the form of a short biog or CV.

The DEADLINE for applications is 5pm, Friday 13th January.

Please send your application to

We will let you know the outcome of your application within a week of the deadline.

Accommodation, meals and travel costs (see page 4 of application) will be covered by Enterprise Music Scotland.

“The residency was a brilliant experience. I feel so relaxed and inspired as a result of it.”

“The Creative Exchange provided us with some valuable time away – time to create and reflect, away from the usual distractions of every day life. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to do some intensive work in a beautiful and peaceful location. And best of all, the chance to swap and discuss ideas with other musicians.”