Alaina Sadick Goss
(NORTH BETHESDA, MD) – Starting in January, AMP by Strathmore hosts artist residencies to support collaboration and the creation of new works. AMPlify gives artists the opportunity to utilize Strathmore’s resources and connections—providing what the artist needs at their stage of development, such as compensation and creative partners.
AMPlify artist will be Grammy-nominated composer Miho Hazama, who will use the time to prepare for her upcoming recording project. The residency will include three days of rehearsal at AMP by Strathmore and access to other Strathmore resources. The residency also offers open rehearsals and conversations for the local artist community, including Strathmore’s Artists in Residence (AIR). AMPlify puts artistic voice at the center and draws open the curtains on creative process.
“Artists need time to find their voice and create, without the expectation that there is a certain outcome,” said Joi Brown, Artistic Director/Vice President of Programming at Strathmore. “Through AMPlify we are doubling down on our mission of nourishing artists’ potential and supporting their creative processes.” This launch represents only the beginning of this program, with plans to expand AMPlify to more artists and more opportunities in coming years.
Strathmore has had a long history of supporting artists in unique ways, from commissions to special residencies with artists such as Kaki King. Since 2005, Strathmore has mentored over 100 musicians through its AIR Program. AMPlify expands Strathmore’s support of the artistic community and even further cultivates exceptional artists who engage our senses and stretch our perspectives.
AMP is the nexus of live entertainment in the Pike & Rose district of North Bethesda, MD, in Montgomery County. In addition to presenting concerts and providing event rentals, it serves as a space for Strathmore to build enthusiasm around remarkable artists.
Strathmore is a multidimensional, creative anchor in the community, where everyone can connect with the arts, and artists can explore their full potential.
It presents hundreds of performances, visual arts, and education programs, annually, for diverse audiences on its Montgomery County Maryland campus and in the community.
All of Strathmore’s facilities are Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accredited.
For further information or tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.