Online training sessions for young artists – Spring 2024

As well as planning for the 2024 Festival (more news to come very soon), BREMF is working with our BREMF Live young artist ensembles this spring on a series of online training development sessions which are also open to the wider sector.

Between now and the end of March, BREMF will be running a series of 5 online training sessions via Zoom, which are aimed at helping young artists develop skills and awareness of some of the practical elements involved in developing a successful career. These sessions are open to the whole sector, and can also be a useful reminder for more established artists and ensembles.

The five sessions are:

Session 1: Friday 12 January, 16.00 – 17.30 UK time
How to put together a compelling programme and approach promoters
with Deborah Roberts (Artistic Director, BREMF) and Harriet Laidler (Making Music)

Session 2: Wednesday 24 January, 14.00 – 15.30 UK time
How to manage your ensemble and juggle a portfolio career
with Cathy Boyes (Festival Producer, BREMF) and Olwen Foulkes (Ensemble Augelletti)

Session 3: Monday 19 February, 15.00 – 16.30 UK time
The power of marketing
with James Armstrong (Creative Director, Social Firefly)

Session 4: Monday 26 February, 11.00 – 12.30 UK time
How to raise funds for your ensemble or project including from Arts Council Project Grants
with Harriet Lawrence (Development Manager, BREMF) and Will Russell (Spiritato)

Session 5: Friday 15 March, 15.00 – 16.30 UK time
How to register your organisation as a charity
with Harriet Lawrence and Cathy Boyes (BREMF)

This page will be updated with dates for the remaining sessions once confirmed.

If you’d like to join any of these sessions, please join the BREMF Live Facebook group or email for the Zoom link.

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