Applications are now open for the British Music Collection’s new open call Beyond the Edge, delivered in partnership with Heritage Quay, an information, records management and archive centre in Huddersfield, and the home of the physical British Music Collection archive.
The call is an open, paid opportunity for artists, composers and music creators to engage with works included in the British Music Collection physical archive and the history of our founder organisations, and which respond by creating a new work to be premiered online, submitted back into the archive, and presented publicly as part of Heritage Quay’s Cutting Edge exhibition in Huddersfield in November 2023.
The Cutting Edge was a concert series organised by the British Music Information Centre (BMIC) showcasing contemporary music in the UK to a global audience, followed by a nationwide tour and events, which, coupled with learning activities, provided exposure for composers. This year, Heritage Quay will revive this tradition with the launch of the exhibition which will display works from our founder archives, alongside events and activities, and will be open to the public from the 26th October 2023 – 12th January 2024.
Selected artist(s) will be supported with a £1,000 production fee and an additional £500 bursary to cover travel/accommodation for visits to the Heritage Quay archive in Huddersfield, including attendance at an event on Wednesday 15th November.
For more information, and to the apply for the opportunity, visit the British Music Collection website.