About the Fine Music Artists in Residence Program

Established in 2014, the Artists in Residence program provides Sydney-based ensembles access to sponsorship and broadcast opportunities and addition to the use of the Fine Music Founders’ Studio for rehearsals.

Past residents include: the Omega Ensemble, Acacia Quartet, The Streeton Trio, The Marais Project, Elysian Fields, The Michael Griffin Sextet and States of Chaos.

2023 Artists in Residence Program

The unique 12-month residency is offered annually to one Sydney-based classical music ensemble and one Sydney-based jazz ensemble (with two or more members) that are looking to build a greater professional profile and audience. 

Value

Valued at $10,000 (with no cash component), the 2023 Artists in Residence will receive:

  • Broadcast opportunities, including interviews and CD of the Week opportunities
  • Access to the Fine Music Founders’ Studio for rehearsals
  • Promotional support on 2MBS Fine Music Sydney (valued at $10,000)

Selection Criteria

The Artists in Residence Program is not a performance competition and will be awarded to the applicant who best meets the following criteria:

  1. The applicant has actively demonstrated an interest, commitment and the potential for a viable career in the performance or composition of classical or jazz music.
  2. The applicant has identified a detailed project or activity with the potential to significantly enhance the ensemble’s career.
  3. The applicant has effectively demonstrated how the ensemble will utilise the sponsorship and broadcasting opportunities component of the Artists in Residence Program.
  4. The applicant has effectively demonstrated how the ensemble will utilise access to the Fine Music Founders’ Studio as a rehearsal or recording (at their own expense) space.

Meet our current Artists in Residence