Talent Development Partners 2019: Cheltenham Festival
Cheltenham Festivals are dedicated to promoting excellence in, and enjoyment of, the arts and sciences. We create a multitude of vibrant cultural experiences across science, the arts and education every year. Engaging people locally, nationally and internationally.
We pride ourselves on producing distinctive, cutting edge programming offering a range of genres, creating performance opportunities for emerging talented musicians, celebrating the work of established artists and commissioning unique and surprising performances across our Jazz and Music Festivals.
Our Jazz Festival features new music from music creators in jazz and related genres at a range of career levels, offering them mentoring and guidance, and developing new thinking in jazz and sound art through our Musical Encounters strand.
Musicians and composers from a range of career levels feature within our Music Festival – from emerging voices in our Composer Academy to highly established figures. Conventional contemporary classical music forms the bedrock of the Festival but other styles such as electronica, gaming music and improvisation-based music also feature in our innovative programmes.
We find and nurture artists who will be the next wave of talent – helping talented artists to tackle the challenges they face creatively, mentally and professionally – and allow them to succeed. Events such as our 1-to-1 clinics, Jazz Showcase and Composium allow us to capitalise on the festivals’ status as an industry hub and harness our potential as an incubation space for artists.