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We’re really excited to announce the first event in our Open Artist Series – a programme that offers practical and artistic support for emerging musicians.
Taking place on 22 March in central Manchester, the day will be useful, inspiring and informal – a chance to meet and talk to other emerging musicians, established artists and industry professionals. Together you’ll be able to explore practical ways to sustain a music career, with a focus on artistic identity and wellbeing.
This event is for you if:
- You are at the beginning of, or are about to begin, a professional or semi-professional music career
- You are passionate about developing your career without compromising your artistic integrity
- You are interested in how other artists look after their wellbeing
- You would benefit from connecting with other musicians in your position
- You would benefit from professional advice and support from established artists and industry bodies
9.45am – Sign in and coffee
10.15am – Introduction into the wider industry
11.00am – Music Minds Matter
A presentation and discussion about Help Musicians UK’s Music Minds Matter – the largest study into the mental health of musicians.
11.45am – Break
12.00pm – Locally sourced
A discussion around the importance of creating and maintaining networks locally, as well as supporting and celebrating other local talent. Featuring speakers from: The Mouse Outfit, Hey! Manchester and Big People Music.
12.45pm- Artist identity
1.30pm – Lunch
2.15pm – The Big Q&A
An opportunity to discuss further any of the topics covered or to ask that one burning question you needed answered but forgot to ask earlier.
This will include speakers from: BPI, PRS, Arts Council England, Musicians’ Union, Hey! Manchester, Levelz, The Mouse Outfit and Big People Music.
3.00pm-4.30pm – Drinks
A chance to network and socialise.
Tickets are £5 and include lunch.
The Open Artist Series is part of a three-year programme supported by Help Musicians UK. Through a series of events, mentoring opportunities and showcases, it will support emerging musicians to make a career in music – encouraging and enabling them to become innovators in their own careers, and active contributors to a fairer and more sustainable music industry.