Selection for Folk / Roots Musicians 2003

A special pilot Roots music programme has been established which is open to folk, world and traditional musicians.  

SEMS purpose is to help stimulate new work, new ideas and new groups by helping professional musicians gain recognition for their work.  Simultaneously we offer promoters in the South East something different, unusual and interesting, and subsidize the associated risk.

SEFAN and SEMS are seeking groups of the highest calibre who have something new, different or artistically progressive to offer the region’s promoters. 

Each selected artist or group receives:-

  • up to ten subsidised engagements across the south east region
  • opportunities to engage in education, outreach and community development
  • promotion and publicity
  • a professional development programme which might include commissioning, careers guidance, administrative and fundraising support, tours, mentoring, business development, recording, website design, training, legal and financial assistance.

For more details, to view and listen to recently appointed artists, to download an application form, or to e-mail us, visit the website on

Alternatively send an sae to SEMS, 2 The Oast House, Crouch’s Farm, East Hoathly,

nr Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6QX,  (01825) 841302


Text Box: Closing date for applications is
Tuesday 30 December 2003. 
SEMS Registered Charity (no. 1043626)