A new fund has been set up to help musicians from Jersey and Guernsey to tour across both islands.
Musicians from both Jersey and Guernsey are invited to apply to the Channel Islands Artist Touring Support Fund – with the fund covering their travel costs relating to touring their music in either island, when these costs are not already covered by the host venue or promoter.
Applications from sound artists, classical musicians, bands, singer-songwriters and DJs are all welcome, as are applications from both individual musicians and groups.
Musicians are asked to apply for the fund no less than two months before their proposed travel to enable sufficient time for a successful grant to be processed.
Pictured: The new fund will cover the travel costs for artists hoping to play in Jersey or Guernsey.
The new fund is the result of collaboration between ArtHouse Jersey and Guernsey Arts. In March, the two organisations announced that they would be working more closely together, with an aim of producing an inter-island exhibition.
"It’s our hope that by making financial support available to musicians to tour locally, the prospect of inter-island gigs and performances will become more viable, and in turn benefit musicians directly as well as serve both islands’ music scenes," James Tyson, Head of Programme for ArtHouse Jersey, said of the latest initiative.
Head of Arts Development for Guernsey Arts Russ Fossey added: “We see the partnership with ArtHouse Jersey as a wonderful opportunity for musicians from both islands to further collaborate, giving audiences new experiences and importantly encouraging travel between the islands from both musicians and audiences.”
Applications can be received at any time, and will be considered towards the end of each month.
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