Sound and Music is seeking to support LGBTQ+ composers, music-creators and collectives that are based in the UK to create new sonic works as part of a new series celebrating LGBTQ+ histories, sounds and stories on the British Music Collection.
Here at Sound and Music, and particularly on the British Music Collection, we feel it is important to capture moments in our history; to create a space to reflect, to celebrate individual voices and to address the underrepresentation of LGBTQ+ composers working currently across a range of backgrounds, styles and genres.
This opportunity has been produced in collaboration with the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group as part of a series of interventions and activities to mark LGBTQ+ History Month, a month-long celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, nonbinary and queer lives, culture, history and activism.
- 2 x £500 grants for new sonic works
- Deadline for applications: Sunday 14th March at 11:59pm
These new works will be hosted uniquely on the British Music Collection website and shared via our social channels and newsletters.
The brief for the project is intentionally open and isn’t tied to any specific themes. Our aim is to support LGBTQ+ composers and music-creators to make the works they feel need to be heard, and to make this online space a safe, more diverse and relevant place to discover new music.
This year’s LGBTQ+ History Month theme is ‘Mind, Body and Spirit’.
These works can be created either alone (solo) or with collaborators of your choosing (this could be another composer / musician / visual artist / filmmaker / animator / writer etc.)
We are looking for 1-5 minute creative, sonic, responses. If you would like to produce a longer piece of work, you are welcome, but Sound and Music is keen to ensure everyone is paid fairly and properly for their time and work.
The named applicant must be based in the UK and not currently participating in a Sound and Music programme.