Samling and Song

Mentored residencies for art-song duos

Samling and Song was launched in September 2022, in partnership with Marchmont Makers Foundation, to support the development of Samling Artist singer and pianist duos and to bring art song to new audiences across the UK.

Dates for the next round of applications will be announced soon. We will be offering two Samling Artist duos a fully-funded residential week in accommodation on Marchmont Estate and support of £1,500 per artist, to enable you to develop and rehearse an art-song programme of your choice.

The judging panel would like to see imaginative proposals that present repertoire in new ways or in unusual spaces, engage with other art forms or introduce music by underrepresented groups.

Recipients will also be required to present the programme in a recital at Marchmont House within a year of the residency.

As part of the award, you will also receive mentoring throughout the project, from programming to promotion.