A new opportunity has arisen by Sound & Music on the British Music Collection, whereby they are offering 3 composers a grant of £500 each for material responding to the climate emergency.
Open internationally to artists of any genre, Sound & Music are looking for pieces ranging from 1-5 minutes. Work can be audio, visual or both, solo or collaborative. They guarantee that at least one of the £500 grants will go to a person aged 16-21.
Here at Sound and Music, and particularly on the British Music Collection, we feel it is important to create space for composers whose work engages with and seeks to address current social issues. As a living archive we want to present and curate works that encourage audiences to reflect and to have more insight into how composers, musicians and artists are responding to these issues creatively and within their everyday lives.
Focus for work can be, but not limited to; Mass production• Pollution• Disability• Access to water• Global warming• Indigenous rights• Racial justice • Class discrimination• Environmental refugees and displacement• Biodiversity loss • Specific regional issues
Submission deadline: 15 November 2020 for more information on how to apply visit British Music Collection