Artists are nominated by an invited range of respected jazz professionals, from which a final selection of eight participants is made. Those selected for the eleventh edition in 2016 receive a residential week to work collectively on creative ideas, benefit from business oriented workshops and meet influential music industry contacts. Participants also receive one-to-one sessions outside the residency, with help and advice for specific creative projects.
Selected artists for Take Five Edition XIII will be announced in November at EFG London Jazz Festival.
Musicians who have benefited from the programme include: Kit Downes (Mercury Music Prize nominee 2010), Soweto Kinch and Leafcutter John.