Jerwood Blue Touchpaper Bursary

  • Polley, Jacob Barnabas (Recipient)

Prize: Other distinction


In Spring 2012 the London Sinfonietta selected a group of composers and multidisciplinary artists to participate in the Blue Touch Paper programme. The three composer-collaborator partnerships, who have all been awarded a Jerwood Blue Touch Paper bursary, are:

- Dan Stern (composer) & Aurelian Koch (artist)
- Luke Carver Goss (composer) & Jacob Polley (writer)
- Edward Jessen (composer) & Joseph Alford (artistic director)

The three exciting ideas for new multidisciplinary pieces from these partnerships will be presented at a work-in-progress preview event on 14 May 2013.

Through the Blue Touch Paper programme, the London Sinfonietta seeks to identify and share examples of best practice in multidisciplinary collaboration. In order to achieve this, the ensemble worked closely with the Research and Academic Development team at Guildhall School of Music & Drama to evaluate the collaborative journey that each creative partnership embarked upon.

The London Sinfonietta will be developing partnerships with UK and International festivals and venues who will be interested in seeing the new projects to completion and final performance. This is part of the ensemble’s ongoing commitment to building partnerships with promoters through its season of artistic events and projects.

Granting OrganisationsJerwood Foundation/London Sinfonietta