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 selected for Take Five Edition XIV are: Abel Selaocoe (cello and voice), Cassie Kinoshi (saxophone), Chris Ryan (drums and voice), Daniel Casimir (double bass and bass guitar), Emma-Jean Thackray (trumpet, electronics, and voice), Faye MacCalman (saxophone, clarinet, and voice), Jonathan Chung (saxophone), and Sam Healey (saxophone).
Musicians who have benefited from the programme include: Kit Downes (Mercury Music Prize nominee 2010), Soweto Kinch and Leafcutter John.