The UK-Russia Year of Music will be launched in March and the British Council has announced an open call for applications from UK artist for grants of up to £5,000 to enable individuals to travel to Russia to develop collaborative ideas and relationships.
Laura ‘FEMME’ Bettinson, Love Ssega and Jasmin Kent Rodgman are taking up artist residences in China as part of an ongoing PRS Foundation and British Council initiative.
Phantom Chips, Lady Vendredi and Nathaniel Mann have been chosen for the six-week residency, courtesy of The British Council and PRS Foundation.
Jazz innovator Sarathy Korwar is to undertake a PRS Foundation and British Council organised residency in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Gareth Bonello (aka The Gentle Good) is a singer-songwriter who has mastered the art of folk fusion. Preferring to sing in his native Welsh tongue, he explores the boundaries of Western rhythm and rhyme through eye-opening excursions around the globe...
The Gentle Good is a finger-picking, pysch-tinged guitarist and songwriter who has journeyed as far afield as Sudan and China to work with local musicians. Watch him perform a new song inspired by his travels.