Today, we’re excited to formally announce the external panellist working with us on selection for the latest round of our Francis Chagrin Awards.
In line with our Fair Access Principles, we want to have an open and transparent selection process, which is why we have invited an external artist to join us, refresh and renew the process.
The external panellist for this round Francis Chagrin Awards is Lara Rix-Martin, (aka Meemo Comma). You can learn more about them below.
The Francis Chagrin Awards offer targeted funding to specific groups that encounter barriers to accessing opportunities and sustaining a career. In this round, we’ll be awarding up to 12 small-scale grants of £500 to UK-based composers and creators who identify as women or a minority gender.
Applications for this round close on 12th October; you can apply for the Francis Chagrin Awards here.
Meemo Comma (Lara Rix-Martin)
Meemo Comma is the alias of Brighton born Lara Rix-Martin (she/her/they/them) who previously recorded as part of the Heterotic duo on Planet Mu. They started Objects Limited, a record label featuring under-represented genders (with artists from across the globe) in 2016.
In 2021, Meemo Comma released the extraordinary ‘Neon Genesis: Soul into Matter‘ an album of 90s anime soundtrack beats with Meemo’s signature soundscapes, with a strong narrative throughout. Lara returns to Planet Mu in 2023 with her breaks inspired album ‘Loverboy’.