Academy: Creative Project Development

The Creative Project Development Residency offers an opportunity to an imaginative and entrepreneurial young artist to develop and workshop an original projects that pushes the boundaries of the traditional concert experience.

Projects that celebrate traditional cultural heritages and unravel social issues from across the globe are particularly sought out as are musicians who show an entrepreneurial spirit. The selected musician (any instrument or voice-type) is offered intensive one-on-one coaching with Academy faculty and guests.


Applications open: 10 October 2023
Application deadline: 18 January 2024
Fee: USD 100

programme dates

21 July to 5 August 2024

includes arrival and departure dates; possibility to arrive as early as 14 July

how to apply

Please read the guidelines at the following link before beginning your application to the Creative Project Development Residence and before sending any questions to the Verbier Festival Team.



All Academy musicians—and especially the Creative Project Development Resident—learn to navigate the business of music through exposure to concepts they don’t learn in school: interactive concert programming to address changing audience tastes and demographics, effective marketing and social media, media training, financial management, sound and video recording, and mental and physical wellness practices. Musicians meet with artists, educators and businesspeople who are living proof that there is no single career path for a young artist. The Resident works one-on-one with Academy’s 21C Artist mentors over an intense two to three weeks.

Alexis Milligan
Pedja Muzijevic

Additional mentors will be announced.