Resonance: Opera North's residency for BAME music-makers

Great opportunity in Leeds for music-makers and composers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds:

Opera North is seeking applications from music-makers and composers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds living in the north of England for our second programme of Resonance residencies, supported by the PRS Foundation.

Launched in 2017, Resonance offers professional artists working in all genres the opportunity to develop new performance ideas. Successful applicants for the new round of residencies will receive up to a week of free rehearsal space in central Leeds in March and April 2019, a grant of up to £3,000 to cover fees for those involved and other costs, support and advice from technicians, producers and other specialists, and an optional ‘work in progress’ performance.

To apply for a residency as part of Resonance 2019, artists should fill in the short form and submit it by 10 am on Monday 8 October 2018. To qualify for consideration, the lead artist must be a professional composer, musician or music-maker from a BAME background, aged 18 years old or over and living in the north of England.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss making an application, please feel free to email

Image: Christella Litras and Battledream II writer/director Alain Bidard during their Resonance residency, Opera North, March 2018 © Tom Arber