Hatched Academy 2019

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Submissions for Ensemble Offspring’s 2019 Hatched Academy are now closed.

What is Hatched Academy?

Hatched Academy is Ensemble Offspring’s emerging artist development program, designed to provide practical experience to the next generation of innovative young performers and composers from around Australia. These opportunities are available to Australian residents only.

The program draws on the skills and expertise of our Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes, our core instrumentalists and guest mentors. It offers an in-road into the exciting and vast world of new music making by providing participants the opportunity to gain valuable new skills and insights into areas such as:

  • Compositional and performance techniques
  • Artistic planning and programming
  • Production, funding, marketing and audience engagement

‘Emerging’ is defined here as an artist in the early stages of their career or someone who has yet to be significantly recognised.

HATCHED ACADEMY HAS THREE STREAMS IN 2019

In 2019 the Hatched Academy program once again consists of three independent streams, offering a range of opportunities for emerging performers and composers to find support that fits their needs. Applicants can apply to one, two or all three streams. A separate application needs to be submitted for each stream.

STREAM ONE: HATCHED ACADEMY ASSOCIATE ARTIST

Henry Justo has been named as our Hatched Academy Associate Artist for 2019.

We will choose an exceptional emerging new music performer to join us as an Associate Artist for the year. This relationship will take the form of a facilitated mentorship between the artist and the ensemble with multiple significant performance opportunities. The focus of the year will be designed together with the chosen artist resulting in a bespoke program of opportunities within the new music sphere. At a minimum, Ensemble Offspring will commit to including the artist in two chamber music performances with us in Sydney, a feature solo opportunity and numerous mentoring sessions throughout the year with a mixture of industry professionals (including Ensemble Offspring members & external industry professionals). Standard artist fees will be paid for all performance engagements.

Upon being selected, the successful applicant will meet with our Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes, and the Ensemble Offspring team, to discuss:

  • their aims and expectations of the program
  • appropriate repertoire for a solo feature and other repertoire for consideration during the year
  • how the program can assist the performer in building skills across arts administration/management areas, such as writing funding applications and arts marketing.
  • who they would like to be mentored by during the year and why

Following this the ensemble will work with the Associate Artist to customise the artistic and professional development opportunities open to them and confirm all performance dates and rehearsal schedules for the year.

TRAVEL/REMUNERATION:
All domestic return flights to Sydney and homestay/airbnb accommodation costs will be covered by Ensemble Offspring. The Associate Artist will be paid for their concert involvement at professional musician rates.

First meeting arranged to customise the terms of the program before 15 December, 2018.

TIMELINE AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR HATCHED ASSOCIATE ARISTS 2019:
Applications are open to Australian residents.
Applications open Wednesday 5 September, 2018.
Applications close midnight Friday 12 October, 2018.
Applications are reviewed by Artistic Director Claire Edwardes and the Ensemble Offspring team. Four shortlisted applicants will be chosen and contacted to arrange an in-person or skype interview by 2 November, 2018.
The successful applicant will be notified by 9 November, 2018.

Application form here.

STREAM TWO: OPEN MIC CONCERT

The Hatched Academy Open Mic Session will be presented in winter 2019. 

Are you an emerging new or experimental music soloist or group looking for performance opportunities? Hatched Open Mic is your chance to present your own work with direct in-kind support from Ensemble Offspring in production, marketing, venue-hire, experience and know-how.

Ensemble Offspring Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes, will choose a complementary combination of unique solo artists and groups to showcase their work in an evening concert at 107 Projects, Redfern on 17 August, 2019. Claire will offer artistic advice, and if you are a soloist we ask that you are open to suggested collaborations between our chosen applicants. Please make sure your proposed repertoire content is unique to this performance and not being replicated elsewhere in Sydney around the same time. This should be a new, adventurous program of music, the development and presentation of which will be curated in close consultation with Claire and the members of Ensemble Offspring.

The EO team will help you bump-in and out, manage your FOH, provide a sound person, deliver archival documentation of the event and assist with general production, and at the end of your concert you’ll take home everything you made on the door! But the biggest benefit, of course, will be your chance to impress Ensemble Offspring’s very own open-minded audiences and win some new fans. 

N.B. Applications are welcome from artists who are not based in Sydney, however transport and accommodation costs incurred by artists travelling to Sydney will not be covered by the ensemble. There is no age limit for applicants – ’emerging’ is defined here as an artist in the early stages of their career or someone who has yet to be significantly recognised.

TIMELINE AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR HATCHED OPEN MIC 2019:

Applications open Wednesday 5 September, 2018.
Applications close midnight Friday 12 October, 2018.
Offers made by 9 November.
Successful applicants meet with Claire and the EO team to plan their event in early 2019.
Open Mic Sessions take place on Saturday 17 August

Application form here.

STREAM THREE: COMPOSER SUMMER SCHOOL

The composers accepted to our 2019 Summer School are: Steven Barry, Lisa Cheney, Angus Davison, Lewis Ingham, Thomas Misson and Sarah Thompson.

Held in Sydney from 9-13 December 2019, this will be a five-day intensive program presented by Ensemble Offspring. Activities include:

  • instrumental workshops
  • one-on-one mentoring and peer sessions
  • group improvisations 
  • round table discussions
  • 2 professionally documented concerts 

The Hatched Academy Composer Summer School will be open to six successful compositional applicants from around Australia, and will be led by Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes and guest international and national mentors, Yannis Kyriakides (Amsterdam), Kate Neal (Melbourne) and Damien Ricketson (Sydney). Core members of Ensemble Offspring will be in residence at this week-long intensive.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a draft composition, for the combination of violin, cello, flute, clarinet, and percussion (or a subset thereof) to our Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes by October 2019 in preparation for their attendance at the Composer Summer School. This can be an existing or a newly composed work and will be workshopped at the event and professionally recorded for portfolio use.

Emerging composers from around Australia are encouraged to apply. All travel costs (flights and accommodation) will be covered by Ensemble Offspring for interstate attendees. No fee will be paid for attendance and living costs will not be provided during the week. There is no age limit, however composers should be within 8 years of graduating from a music degree at a tertiary institution.

TIMELINE AND SELECTION PROCESS FOR HATCHED COMPOSER SUMMER SCHOOL 2019:

Applications are open to Australian residents.
Applications open Wednesday 5 September, 2018.
Applications close midnight Friday 12 October, 2018.
Applications are reviewed by Artistic Director Claire Edwardes and the Ensemble Offspring team. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to arrange an in-person or skype interview by 2 November, 2018.
The successful applicants will be notified by 9 November, 2018.

Successful applicants meet/skype in early 2019 with Claire to discuss preparation timeline.
First draft of chamber composition (score and parts) due by October 2019.
Hatched Composer Summer School will take place in Sydney 9-13 December, 2019.

Application form here.

For all enquires or requests for more information, please contact anna@ensembleoffspring.com

SUPPORTERS 

The Hatched Academy is supported by the APRA AMCOS Music Grants Program, and donors to our Noisy Egg Creation Fund.

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