For our residencies and tours, we work specifically with exceptional emerging musicians, and more experienced artists deserving of wider recognition, and support them to grow and sustain financially viable careers. During the residency, those selected learn and share among diverse peers - incubating new collaborative works, exploring strategies for music-based environmental engagement, and receiving masterclasses and workshops from industry experts on a range of different subjects (including marketing and social media, business planning, copyright, and workshop facilitation). During the touring phase, we provide opportunities for the artists to reach new live audiences.
Making Tracks often has a longer term impact for those taking part. Collaborations that we have facilitated have, for example, led to new album projects, touring opportunities, and successful grant applications. Where possible, we also offer further opportunities to alumni, such as comissioning Making Tracks Shorts or offering pathways for artists to become project staff. Finally, Making Tracks fellows become part of our growing community of adventurous and supportive musicians from around the globe.
Through Making Tracks for Artists, we are now supporting a wider range of musicians to grow their web presence and build their careers.
With Making Tracks’ help, I’ve finally been able to launch my own artist website (something I’ve been meaning to do for ages!), while at the same time deciding on a strategy for my overall web presence based on my specific needs and aims. It's been a stress-free process and I've felt supported throughout. This was particularly useful to me as someone who prefers to focus on making and performing music, but wants to have a strong web presence with minimum fuss.
- Nemat Battah