- Date: 12 December 2012
- Area: Midlands
Two artists from the West Midlands were successful in their round two applications to the Artists international development fund, a joint three-year programme between the British Council and Arts Council England which will support individual artists bases in England to work internationally.
Anthony and Laura Evans from the West Midlands intend to travel to Kampot, Cambodia to work for three months at Epic Arts, Cambodia. Having worked as artists and creative producers in the UK they each want to develop and extend their practise by working on integrated arts projects with deaf and disabled children.
Steve Tromans, also from the West Midlands, will write music for an ensemble of improvising musicians from Chicago/Birmingham, to be performed in Chicago in February 2013. The performances will feature his trio, plus musicians of international standing from Chicago. This undertaking will provide his first major international exposure as a composer and performer.
Steve Tromans said, “As a composer and performer, I have been active on the local and national music scene since the 1990s. I have recently had the opportunity to potentially make an impact on an international level, with a new UK/USA collaborative project featuring musicians from the jazz and improvisation scenes in Birmingham (UK) and Chicago. Receiving financial support from the AIDF for this exciting new venture means that I will be able to undertake the compositional work for the project, rehearse the new pieces extensively, both in the UK and the USA, and premiere the completed work at three major contemporary music venues in Chicago in February 2013. Without the AIDF’s help, none of this would have been possible. Many thanks, and roll on next February!”.
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