Orford Music’s Artist Residencies offer an environment in which professional artists can focus and flourish
Orford Music provides mentoring and expertise to artists in residence, and there are opportunities to collaborate with other residents and to take part in cultural mediation activities Services include meals and lodging as well as access to rehearsal spaces and to the concert hall. Residencies are designed to support every aspect of the creative process, and the beauty of the surrounding forest provides a serene and inspiring backdrop for these transformative learning experiences.
Structured artist residencies
Two-week Residencies with a fixed start date. Residents can take full advantage of precious rehearsal time as well as hear from leading experts and join stimulating discussions on a range of topics relevant to the contemporary artist. Residents are also invited to participate in special cultural mediation events with local community organizations.
Custom artist residencies
Flexible Residencies, designed to offer access for artists unable to take part in our structured Artist Residencies because of time or other commitments. If the dates for our structured Residencies don’t work for you, please get in touch and tell us about your project!
Themed artist residencies
One-week Residencies with a fixed start date. These Residencies are designed to explore the practice of art through the lens of a specific theme. All participants will be working on projects connected to that theme, and the week is rounded out with a series of lively and thoughtful workshops and guest speaker presentations.
Music at the heart of the community
Orford Music is committed to forging links between music and the local community by creating stimulating cultural mediation projects. Its goal is to promote the many benefits of music by reaching out to a greater number of people and making the world of music more accessible to the general public.