Residencies / Programmes

Metal Culture: Change Makers Artist’s Lab June 30th 2017

I’ve been very fortunate to have been selected to take part in some brilliant residencies and programmes – here are just a few!

Research Residency – Heart of Glass

**Current** Heart of Glass, St Helens

Over the next few weeks I will be working on a research residency with Heart of Glass, Emily Gee (Producer) and local disabled people.

The research will focus on intersectionality and new articulations beyond traditional art world paradigms. It will also incorporate collaborative workshops, studio time and research visits.

Please see my News/Views page for updates about this residency.

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New Voices : Pathways Sound and Music

2017 – 2018  Sound and Music, Manchester

This year long programme focused on my artistic development. Designed to work around my needs, the scheme involved some fantastic coaching and mentoring as well as an extended opportunity to make new work.

I was able to work on my own plans for my career and then work together with Sound and Music to find partner/s to create new music with.  A totally unique opportunity for me to make great new work and to be supported financially and professionally during the process.

ChangeMakers Lab Metal Culture  

May 2017 –  METAL, Peterborough.

A facilitated work space for artistic enquiry, offering opportunities for exploration, reflection, conversation and risk taking. Led by disabled dance artist and Associate Producer at Metal Kate Marsh, the development LAB was about exploring ‘the in-between’ – the space that sits beyond the binary of the ’normative’ and ‘othered’ body. 

The sessions acted as stimulus and springboard proposing new ways of seeing, new ways of moving and new ways of being together.

The LAB was supported by mentors Luke Pell, Scottee and Noemi Lakmaier.

UPSTART County Mayo Music Hub

January 2015  – Drake Music, Ireland.

A two day R&D residency exploring assistive music technology. The aim of the residency was to bring the thinking behind the Social Model of disability, and the aesthetics of access into the context of music education for disabled children and young people.

The programme involved practical, hands-on techniques in using music tech to overcome some of the barriers that disabled musicians face.

Inclusive Music Cassa Della Musica

March 2010 –  Cassa Della Musica, Genoa, Italy.  

This international four day programme brought together disabled and non-disabled musicians from the UK and Italy. The focus was around disability and music, and included a practical session led by Phil Hill (Drake Music UK) as well as a Symposium for Music Leaders.