Talent Development Partner 2020: Serious Events Ltd
Serious is a leading UK producer of live jazz, world and contemporary music – producing a diverse year-round, nationally delivered programme which includes festival curation, UK tours, bespoke events and the annual EFG London Jazz Festival (EFGLJF). Alongside this Serious deliver life-changing Talent Development and Learning and Participation (L&P) programmes.
Serious is a unique force in the field of live music, each year making a major contribution to the arts world through nationally delivered and internationally recognised programme that sees them work alongside a network of national and international partners to ensure the greatest reach for their work.
2020 – 2021:
Prioritising an exciting new range of creative partnerships and year-round commissioning and showcasing opportunities for Seriously Talented alumni, alongside continued provision of professional development support.
Serious will use TDP funding to support UK-based Seriously Talented alumni artists, working nationally with them across a broad range of genres and contexts.
This year, they have reframed performance opportunities to create a more tangible link between participating in Seriously Talented programmes and further live performance engagements.
Serious will provide opportunities for artists to develop, building profile and audiences to strengthen their careers. This support includes occasions such as commissioning and presenting original work and new collaborations, continued professional and creative progression, and creating support networks so they can put skills learned through Seriously Talented into action.