London radio station NTS have launched a new, one-year artist development programme.
Aiming to "support artists from all backgrounds and across all genres globally – anything from experimental club music through to traditional folk, ambient improvisations, garage punk or hip-hop" Work In Progress will take up to eight musicians, bands and DJs to the next stages of their careers.
Successful applicants will avail of free audio equipment and software, international paid performance opportunities, free recording and practice studio time, an NTS radio show, press photos, mentoring sessions music industry experts and - sealing the deal - an artist-in-residence stay at a villa retreat in Tuscany.
NTS along with Philipp Maiburg and Michael Leuffen (Carhartt WIP) will be selecting the shortlisted applicants.
Go here for full information and to apply. The deadline closes at midnight (UK time) on Sunday 30th September.
In January, NASA announced that it had teamed up with Jeff Mills and NTS for a six-part radio series titled ‘Jeff Mills: The Outer Limits’.
Read our verdict on Autechre's recently-released 'NTS Sessions' here.