Musician In Residence Commision, Yeovil District Hospital and Dorset County Hospital
Yeovil District Hospital and Arts in Hospital Dorset wish to commission an innovative musician to research the relationship between music, memory and place and compose a response. We envisage a piece of music based on connections between:
- the environment, landscape and history connecting South Somerset and West Dorset
- hospitals as places in their own right, their architecture, their surroundings and the communities that use the hospitals - patients, staff and visitors
- memories of place, memory-loss and the condition of dementia
Practically speaking we would like the commissioned musician to spend time at both hospitals, meeting staff involved in dementia work, patients themselves and people from other organisations who are familiar with Dorset and Somerset history and music as appropriate. There is the potential to provide space for activities to engage staff, patients or visitors at the hospitals (or facilitate engagement through other media e.g. hospital radio, newsletters etc.), but there is no studio space or music equipment available at this time.
We expect that there will be at least one opportunity for all musicians working through the other strands of Re-found Sound to meet together to share learning and experiences as part of the process. We wish to learn from the project process and to share this with others so there is also an expectation that the commissioned musician will keep a record of the project’s development, for example a diary, and participate in evaluation.
The artist’s budget for the residency and commission is £4,000 (inclusive of VAT if applicable). This is inclusive of all artist fees, associated expenses (travel etc) and the costs of one performance of the final work(s) at both Yeovil and Dorchester.
For further information and background to the project please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Initial applications are required in the form of an expression of interest, a CV and up to 10 examples of recent, relevant work by 24:00 on the 30th October 2015. These should be emailed toGeorgia.email@example.com. Interview date 18th November.