Selector Live Beefeater Sessions: Young Fathers (Moscow, 2015)

As part of the UK-Russia Year of Music 2019, music professionals are invited to apply for grants through an open call to visit a UK music festival or conference before January 31, 2020.

The aims of the grant programme are to provide Russian professionals with an opportunity to experience the work and performances of British artists and to gain exposure to the British music industry. Through establishing new business contacts we hope future collaborations will evolve with UK professionals.

We have aimed to provide a varied list of festivals that include UK showcasing and networking opportunities. However, if you feel strongly there is an event you would like to attend which is not listed below, we would invite you to attached a short written case (100 words maximum) with your application stating why you feel this event would be most relevant to and how attending will support your professional development

A list of proposed festivals and conferences

7-23 June 2019
4-21 July 2019
18-21 July 2019
19-21 July 2019
19 July – 14 September 2019
27 September – 5 October 2019
17-20 October 2019
18-20 October 2019
31 October – 10 November 2019
15-24 November 2019
15-24 November 2019

The terms of participation

Successful applicants will be selected on a competitive basis in accordance with the policy of diversity and equal opportunities of the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow.

Professionals from the following organizations are invited to apply:

  • public and private concert halls;
  • Philharmonics and Conservatories
  • clubs and bars
  • independent agencies and promoters
  • state and independent music festivals
  • other cultural institutions with music programmes and projects (museums, parks, etc.)
  • music media

Applicants are expected:

  • to have at least three years’ experience in the Russian music industry
  • to show interest in professional development and have specific ideas about possible cooperation with the UK professionals;
  • to speak English at the level of Upper-Intermediate / Advanced (no certificate required)

Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously received grants from the British Council or the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow for similar purposes.

The grant can cover the visa costs, air tickets and accommodation, as well as the festival ticket.

Participants are expected to cover other expenses, including food, insurance, taxi and local public transport in the UK.

The grant is £ 1,500 after tax deduction paid in roubles at the internal rate of the British Embassy on the day of the contract conclusion.

Upon returning participants will have to provide detailed financial and written reports. Details will be provided to the successful applicants.

The visit will be organised as part of the Future Culture professional development programme.