Sound and Music seeks artists, composers, curators, thinkers, or collectives to take part in a new digital residency opportunity with the British Music Collection – part of our fourth series celebrating Black histories, sounds and stories.
Timeframe: January 2021 – March 2022.
Deadline for applications: Sunday 28th November 2021, 11:59pm
Fee: £1000 (plus £500 for production, travel and research expenses) inclusive of VAT
Following the conversations and learnings from our past editions, which celebrated Black composers and music-creators, Sound and Music are pleased to announce a new digital research residency exploring the British Music Collection.
This residency is open to UK-based artists, composers, curators, thinkers, or collectives from the African and Caribbean diaspora who have an interest in exploring the British Music Collection (past and present) and undertaking self-directed research on a freelance basis from January – March 2022.
The resident will spend approximately 10 days over the three-month period delving into the British Music Collection and will have the opportunity to critically engage with and reflect on the materials that are present, as well as what is missing, share research-in-progress and produce new creative responses, storytelling, scholarship or programming for our online audiences.
The resulting outputs will be shared uniquely with audiences and communities via the British Music Collection , Sound and Music’s social media channels and newsletter and in an online webinar (that you can help to shape) to take place in Spring 2022.
Funding is available to cover production expenses and research trips to the British Music Collection’s physical archive at Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield, or to other relevant archives. You can find out more about the physical archive and view its catalogue here.