Based in Georgia from 10-31 July 2023, the Sound Bridge project will bring together 12 musicians (ages 20-40 years) from Armenia, Georgia, and Türkiye to co-create original music and develop creative approaches to dialogue. The goal of Sound Bridge is to build camaraderie between musicians who are interested in community engagement and connect people across the region through artistic collaboration.
The Sound Bridge programme will begin with a residency in Svaneti, Georgia, where selected Fellows will create new musical works, producing an album of recorded material and several short videos. The programme will conclude with performances and workshops in Tbilisi, Georgia from 28-31 July 2023.
The residency, based in the picturesque village of Lakhushdi, in the mountains of the Svaneti region of Georgia, will take place at the Lakhushdi House of Song, a rustic music residency centre run by a family of local musicians and artists. After two-and-a-half weeks in Svaneti, the group will travel to Tbilisi to share some of the work they have created during the residency.
Fellows’ travel, food, housing, and production costs will be fully covered by the programme. Fellows will also receive a $1500 USD stipend for participation in the program, and will be eligible for an additional $1000 USD in funding for continuing projects.