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An interdisciplinary summer course in music, music theatre, and the humanities for performing artists who wish to challenge themselves to live and work with a world perspective!
The first ever Caux Artists Program (CAP) took place at the IofC International Conference Center in Caux, Switzerland July 25 - August 8, 2011. It was an amazing two weeks with 19 artists from five continents. In keeping with the international and multi-cultural "spirit of Caux", CAP had faculty and mentors from Colombia, Germany, India, Nigeria, Switzerland , Ukraine, United Kingdom and the USA. Download the 2011 Caux Artists Program Report in PDF here.
The initial Caux Artists Program received support from the Caux Foundation, Initiatives of Change- Sweden, the Hahnloser Foundation (Switz.), Kulture for Livet (Sweden) , the Renewal Arts International Scholarship Fund and the Caux Artists Scholarship Fund, making it possible to award numerous scholarships to deserving young artists.
In 2012 the Caux Artists Program focused on various international initiatives including a CAP Outreach in India. CAP Faculty members are available for performances, master classes and instruction. To contact members of the CAP faculty please visit our faculty page and click on the appropriate links.
In 2013 the Caux Artists Program will return to Caux with an expanded program. For further info and updates, CAP invites you to "LIKE" our Facebook page at Caux Artists Program.
Initiatives of Change International conference center, in Caux Switzerland, 1000m above Montreux, Lake Geneva. Click here for more information.
The Caux Artists Program (CAP) is presented in association with Renewal Arts, an international network of people who share the conviction that the different forms of art can be positive and powerful forces for changing our personal lives and the wider world.
Renewal Arts has presented International Forums in Caux, gathering hundreds of participants from all over the world. Renewal Arts grew out of Initiatives of Change, a diverse, global network committed to building trust across the world's divides. It is comprised of people of many cultures, nations, beliefs and backgrounds who are committed to transforming society through individual and inter-relational change, starting in their own lives.
The participants are a select group of 30 artists from diverse cultural and faith backgrounds who have made a professional commitment to work in the fields of drama, music theatre and/or music. CAP is seeking to invite actor/singers and singer/instrumentalists who have a vested interest in exploring the power of art as a catalyst for change in society, while at the same time strengthening their artistic skill and vision.
The Caux Artists Program will consist of two overlapping phases:
The training involves networking with the IofC conferences and the Mountain House community and includes the provision of interdisciplinary arts events.
In addition to audio and video documentation of their performances, all successful participants receive an Artists certificate.
"The project you describe (CAP) has my full and enthusiastic support. Without music and art the deeper, wider change we seek will never arrive. "
Rajmohan Gandhi, Past President of Initiatives of Change International
African traditional percussion/composer: Paul Agbih, Nigeria/Germany
Acting coach in Drama/Music Theatre : Bev Appleton, USA
Acting coach in Drama/Improvisation: Pam Jenner, UK
Vocal Coach in Music Theatre/Opera: William Leigh Knight, UK
Voice, Arrangement and Interpretation: Rachael Price , USA
Percussion, Arrangement, Composition: Danny Schroeteler, Germany
Piano and Composition: Ben Schwendener, USA
Composition, Arrangement, Saxophone: Uwe Steinmetz, Germany
Voice and Vocal Technique: Pauline Warjri, India
Click here for faculty biographies and further information.
29 June - 11 July, 2013
$2,000 - includes all studies, room and board.
CAP is accepting applications now for the 2013 summer program. If applying for a scholarship you need to apply immediately. You can download the 2013 application form here as a PDF or as a word doc.
Applications for scholarship consideration: Funding will be allocated to artists in need of financial assistance on a first come, first served basis.
Applicants should have a good command of English.
Students are selected based on their application and their artistic aspirations. Music and Music Theatre students are requested (if possible) to submit either an MP3/CD or DVD as an example of their work. This is not an absolute requirement! If you have questions please contact us.
The application form is in a downloadable format and should be submitted as soon as possible to gain acceptance into the program.
We have a rolling admission. The sooner you reply the sooner we will respond. Applications will be accepted until we fill our quota of young artists.
If you are accepted we will communicate with you primarily via Email. Please provide current, reliable contact information, and be sure to check your Email regularly. Please read FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for more information.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about the Program and Caux, click here
Our address is:
Caux Artists Program
PO Box 86 Harrisonburg
USA Telephone: ++540-867-5571
Caux Artists payments can be made through the "Donations" link
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Checks or money orders, made out to the Caux Artists Program, may be sent to the following offices:
1. Attn: Caux Artists Program
Initiatives of Change
2201 West Broad Street, Suite 200
Richmond VA 23220
2. Attn: Caux Artists Program
Initiatives of Change/ Caux Foundation