Tŷ Cerdd: Talent Development Fund 2020
Tŷ Cerdd’s mission is to promote and celebrate the music of Wales. Working with professionals and non-professionals, composers and performers, to bring the music of Wales to audiences at home and further afield; Tŷ Cerdd work to protect music of the past and develop the Welsh music of the future.
Tŷ Cerdd combines the roles of Welsh Music Information Centre and the membership body for non-professional societies in Wales – developing profile and practice for composers (supported by their publishing imprint, record label & studio, and library/archive), and support non-professionals through a range of membership services and performance/funding opportunities.
2020 – 2021:
CoDI Composer Pathways is a programme of interventions featuring: career development through 4 creative projects; training/CPD through network events and online; mentoring and buddying opportunities.
Tŷ Cerdd’s CoDI Composer Pathways (codi in Welsh = to raise; CoDI – Composer Development Initiative) is a multi-faceted programme for composers across Wales.
Since scheme launch (2018) Tŷ Cerdd has engaged with/delivered training to classical (including electronic) composers from undergraduate to mid-career. During the second year of CoDI working to connect more effectively with North Wales and composers from outside Cardiff.
In CoDI 20/21 Tŷ Cerdd aim (particularly through the DIY strand) to extend support to artists who are: not currently accessing education or formal structures (informed by Affricerdd, an initiative launched in 2019); in a diversity of genres.