Connect the Dots: a series of workshops for composers & facilitators, teaching techniques in inclusive collaborative music making with disabled musicians.
The workshops will be facilitated by professional disabled musicians & practitioners of inclusive music groups. It will comprise two online sessions in January 2024 and an intensive course over 4 days in London, Wednesday 31st January – Saturday 3rd February 2024.
In 2021, CoMA conducted its biennial survey and found 86% of composers surveyed claimed they have never worked with a disabled musician, and when individuals were approached to elaborate on why, the most common answer was “I don’t know how”. Through these workshops, CoMA aims to develop more opportunities, resources and understanding in collaborating with musicians who identify as disabled or would benefit from an alternative physical and/or mental approach to music-making.
Who is it for?
We have 8 places available for emerging to mid career composers & facilitators who are curious about making their work more inclusive and accessible.
You do not need to have had previous experience of working with inclusive groups or musicians with disabilities.
Composers and facilitators should have at least 2 years experience in their field. Practitioners of all musical genres are welcome.
This is a learning & development opportunity; the workshops are fully-funded. Participants are responsible for their own travel & accommodation if necessary.
We actively encourage applicants from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, including those from the Global Majority, d/Deaf and disabled people, working class backgrounds and LGBTQ+.
Successful applicants will be contacted by Friday 1st December 202