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Climate Emergency Open Call – British Music Collection

Today on the British Music Collection, we’re announcing
Climate. Sound. Change.: 3 x £500 grants for artists working with sound and music to create new works that respond to the climate emergency with a minimum of one of those grants reserved for a young person aged 16-21.*

The opportunity is intentionally open, and you can continue to keep it broad or focus on specific areas or issues of interest, which might include (but are 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

These works can be created either alone (solo) or with collaborators of your choice (this could be another composer / musician / visual artist / filmmaker/ animator/ writer etc.)

For the fee, we are looking for 1-5 minute creative responses (this could be audio, video or novel/collaborative approaches to scoring and sharing work)

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.

How to apply:

For more details about the call and information on how to apply, please see this opportunity on the British Music Collection.

If you have a question, you can contact: Heather Blair, Creative Project Leader –


If you have accessibility needs and require additional support for applying please email 

We can offer alternative application methods (e.g. via email), extensions for the application process, and can also offer financial support for anyone who needs to pay for additional access support. We want to accommodate any access needs so please get in touch to discuss ways that we can help.

*Young Person’s Opportunity


As part of the Climate. Sound. Change. call, we have committed at least one grant to a young artist, composer, music creator or producer aged 16-21 making sound and music in any style or genre.

Please see this opportunity on the British Music Collection for more details.

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