Artists are nominated by an invited range of respected jazz professionals, from which a final selection of eight participants is made. Those selected 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.
Artists for Take Five Edition XIV are selected through a closed nominations process and will be announced in autumn 2018.
Musicians who have benefited from the programme include: Kit Downes (Mercury Music Prize nominee 2010), Soweto Kinch and Leafcutter John.