Camerata is proud to announce West Village as a 2020 Program Partner of our emerging artist initiative, Upbeat. Camerata’s Upbeat initiative provides a number of paid performance and rehearsal opportunities over twelve months to support career pathways for talented graduating or recently graduated artists.
The participants join Camerata to experience life as an Artistic Associate of Camerata in a supported environment, gaining valuable industry insight.
West Village, an innovative, master-crafted and living heritage village located in the heart of West End, embraces a culturally rich community, which includes the site of The Bromley Room No 2 Gallery and hosts a series of activities and events bringing residents and communities together. West Village will become the new home of Metro Arts in 2020. Camerata and West Village share a goal of bringing communities together and activating unique spaces to make art and music accessible for all.
With the support of West Village, the 2020 Upbeat program participants will be offered expanded performance and development opportunities, which will see the artists curate and develop unique musical experiences for residents of West Village throughout the year. This additional activity enhances existing opportunities for participants, which include a variety of performance opportunities across Camerata’s Season 2020 and broader concerts and touring activities.
Camerata is pleased to announce the following members of this year’s 2020 Upbeat program:
- Ann Carew, Violin
- Rebekah Hall, Violin
- Sophie Ellis, Viola
- Connor Bishop, Double Bass
The four participants, together with Artistic Director, Brendan Joyce will curate a specially designed program which will be performed to residents of West Village on a residential rooftop this March, in a series of events to be rolled out throughout the year.
Keep an eye on Camerata’s and West Village’s social media in the coming weeks to learn more about this year’s participants and what the Upbeat program means to them.