Digital Bridge – Open Call goes live!

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Sound and Music and the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS) with support from Supersonic Festival, are launching two new collaborative opportunities for women and minority gender* composers, music-creators and artists working in electronic music and/or those who use digital technology within their creative practice.

The project will match two composers based in the UK with two in Mexico, supporting them to explore a new international collaboration and create two sonic works to be premiered and hosted digitally.

The two sonic works created as part of this project will be co-hosted by all partners and will be premiered as part of a unique digital event. The works will be shared via our social channels and newsletters, and will be permanently hosted.

There will also be the opportunity to participate in panel discussions at the festivals Supersonic (UK) and Visiones Sonoras (Mexico). These discussions will focus on issues affecting women and gender minority composers and creators working in electronic music today.

The brief for the project is intentionally open and isn’t tied to any specific themes. Our aim is to support women and minority gender composers to explore a new international collaboration and to create the work you feel needs to be heard. The project aims to address these communities’ lack of representation in both countries and forms part of our joint work to make our online spaces a safer, more diverse and relevant place to discover new music.

You will receive:

  • A bursary which for UK-based composers will be £1000 (British Pounds). For Mexico-based composers the bursary will be $20000 (Mexican Pesos)
  • Creative project support, signposting, networks and advice from teams at Sound and Music and CMMAS.
  • Mentoring by experts relevant to the needs of your project.
  • A production budget of up to £3,500 is available per project not including additional budget for access needs if required. Production budget to be agreed with teams at Sound and Music and CMMAS in advance of project start.

Find out more – including how to apply – here on the British Music Collection.

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