Association of British Orchestras

Artist in Residence

Philharmonia Orchestra £12,000 (part time) Closing date 01 September 2020
The Philharmonia seeks a socially engaged artist or collective to collaborate with the Orchestra. The Artist in Residence will create new artistic experiences across our 2020-2021 programme of activity. They will take an inclusive and critical approach to our work and provide perspectives not already seen within our season, which will be reflected in the art presented, the identities of the artist(s), and the communities and audiences they intend to reach.
We are interested in collaborating with artists from across the cultural world (including but not limited to music, dance, theatre, performance art, literature, visual arts, circus, burlesque etc.) to diversify our artistic offer and challenge us to work in new ways. The artist must represent an artform that is not classical music.
We want to create events and content that authentically represents and engages with our residencies’ diverse communities.
The Artist in Residence will be excited by the prospect of working with a 21st century symphony orchestra, will see the emotional and social potential of our Orchestra, and will want to collaborate with our players and management team to widen and deepen access to Orchestra orchestral music and their own art-form across our residency locations.
We seek an artist that can produce and programme live and recorded work whilst be willing to work in agile ways. Elements of this programme may change depending on social distancing and live event guidance from the UK government.
We hope that this work will lead to collaborations with members of the Orchestra as part of our Autumn Sessions of filmed activity, but the artist must be willing to adapt this approach if necessary.
We are willing to take risks with this role. We want you to disrupt and challenge.
You do not need experience of working with orchestral music(ians) but must see the potential in collaboration.
We are willing to reconsider the title of ‘Artist in Residence’ should the chosen artist feel another title is more appropriate.
Artist Fee: £12,000
The artist brief including application information is available via our website.
Enquiries should be sent by email to: Tom Spurgin

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