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Routes into Music Facilitation

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We’re offering three brand new opportunities to work with Brighter Sound as a music facilitator across our programme of work for children and young people.

The placements – one leading to a formal qualification and two paid traineeships – will offer practical, hands-on experience of music delivery in a workshop setting, shadowing experienced facilitators who are specialists in musically inclusive practice.

The roles are aimed at musicians who are committed to the development of their skills as a creative practitioner. The ideal candidates will be passionate about unlocking the creativity of children and young people through music making, and nurturing musical, social and personal progression.

You can read an overview of each of the positions below. 

1. Certificate for Music Educators Qualification

  • A comprehensive training programme leading to a professional, level 4 qualification in music education. Includes online training modules, 1-2-1 mentoring, and work placements to put learning into practice
  • Tuition fees, additional training and travel bursaries (of over £1000) covered by Brighter Sound
  • Accredited – assessed through observations and a portfolio of coursework
  • Flexible schedule (between 12-24 months)

2. Children & Young People Programme Trainee

  • Paid, on-the-job training, shadowing experienced Brighter Sound facilitators
  • Includes bespoke training sessions, and requirement to complete reflective diaries and blogs
  • Non-accredited
  • Over 6 months (March 2020– August 2020)
  • Across a variety of programmes with different ages, abilities and disciplines
  • Flexible session dates

3. Sing City Trainee

  • Paid, on-the-job training, shadowing experienced Brighter Sound facilitators
  • Includes bespoke training sessions, and requirement to complete reflective diaries and blogs
  • Non-accredited
  • Over 12 months (March 2020 – March 2021)
  • Part of Sing City – Brighter Sound’s songwriting project for 13-18’s
  • Weekly on Wednesday evenings

Further information

As part of the application form you will be asked to tell us why you are interested in applying for that particular role. Therefore we encourage you to only apply for the position that most interests you.

The deadline for all three placements is Sun 9 Feb 2020, 11pm.

If you have any questions about these opportunities please contact Lucy Wallace at lucy@brightersound.com or 0161 830 3899.

Supported by Youth Music as part of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England, and made possible by funding from the National Lottery via Arts Council England.

Deadline: 
02/09/2020

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HERE Sublet Series

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Call for Submissions: SubletSeries@HERE Program –  Spring 2020, Summer 2020

One of our most vital services, the SubletSeries@HERE Program, supports 250 guest independent artists and groups—such as New Georges, Vampire Cowboys, and ViBe Theater Experience (an educational arts group for underserved urban teen girls)—and their audiences each season.

This creative curated rental program has allowed many upstart companies and emerging artists to realize their full artistic vision on a small budget. The program provides subsidized performance and rehearsal space, technical assistance, and administrative support, including a fully staffed box office. SubletSeries@HERE artists can also access equipment that is not typically available in venues our size such as video projectors, wireless microphones, color scrollers—all for free or at subsidized rates. We accept applications from artists all over the world for the opportunity to show work.

We would really appreciate you sharing our programs with your community.

Please let me know if I can provide any additional information.

Deadline: 
05/01/2020
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Co.Lab Sound

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Artist Open Call: Co.Lab Sound

Co.Lab Sound is an experimental testbed for artists to develop new work and collaborate live. Informed by a long line of experimental music, sound art and performance, these events embrace the processes of improvisation and experimentation to showcase artists expanding the field of sound art and what it means to experience art live.

Performing is inherently participatory, our aim is to develop a new dialogue between the audience and our exhibiting artists, collectives and musicians, by making the audience a part of the making process. We encourage the disruptive, the active and outspoken. Take part, take in and be live.

NB: Submission is free. If you are selected, we will ask for a £20 contribution and some of your time. Please read ‘how to submit’ and our FAQs for full details.

Deadline: 23:59 on Sun 22 March 2020.

#FaB20

Fringe Arts Bath (FaB) is a test-bed for early career-curators, and those who prefer to operate outside of the gallery-based arts scene. FaB aims to raise the profile of contemporary visual arts in Bath and beyond, providing opportunities for early-career and emerging artists.  FaB festival is a free, 2 week festival putting art in unusual places in unexpected ways for people to happen across and interact with, with exhibitions, interventions and events based in Bath, UK, in May-June each year. There are 20 different exhibitions to submit to for FaB 2020, everyone can submit, from anywhere in the world.

Deadline 23:59 on Sun 22 March 2020. 

Submission is free (unless otherwise stated). If you are selected, FaB will ask for a £20 contribution and some of your time - read their FAQs for details.

twitter/instagram/facebook: @fringeartsbath

 

Deadline: 
03/22/2020

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£20 Upon Selection
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Call out for 16-25’s: Electric Storm

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Create your own ‘Electric Storm’ on this 5-day residency for adventurous music creators, producers, sound designers and digital artists.

Aimed at women and non-binary people as part of our gender equality programme Both Sides Now, this is a unique opportunity to push your creative boundaries, develop your technical skills and collaborate with like-minded artists. 

This project marks the 50th anniversary of an album called ‘An Electric Storm’ by White Noise, a group which featured Delia Derbyshire, an early pioneer of electronic music. Best known for her iconic realisation of the Dr Who theme tune, Delia produced music way ahead of her time, even after being told by Decca Records in 1957 that the recording studio was “no place for a woman”.

We’re pleased to be working on this project with Delia Derbyshire Day – a Manchester based charity set up to honour Delia’s work and influence on the music landscape. 

What’s involved

Electric Storm will take place between Mon 20-Fri 24 Jan 2020 at Spirit Studios in Manchester.

As part of the project you will:

  • Work collaboratively to create a bold new audio visual work 
  • Learn more about how ‘An Electric Storm’ was produced and delve into the Delia Derbyshire Archive held at The John Rylands Library 
  • Work alongside professional artists Bishi, Caro C and Andrea Pazos
  • Use sound-making technologies to sample, distort and experiment with acoustic instruments
  • Develop skills in using Ableton software and the Push Controller
  • Perform or record your creation – together you’ll decide the best way to showcase your brand new work

Who it’s for

We want to hear from artists from a range of genres, backgrounds and disciplines spanning music, sound and digital art. Your method of creation can be acoustic or electronic, conventional or unconventional, using any form of instrument or gear.

To apply for this particular opportunity you should:

  • Identify as female or non-binary
  • Be aged between 16-25
  • Be based in Greater Manchester or the surrounding areas

“I was introduced to the music of Delia Derbyshire by the radical performance art group Minty, founded by Leigh Bowery, as a teen. Her music has inspired my journey as an artist and I can’t wait to bring elements of my multi-faceted practice into this project.” – Bishi, lead artist

“We are so excited to bring together a collective of bold creative womxn to create a modern electric storm. This is your chance to be bold and daring, and to create something expressive and collaborative inspired by one of the key pioneers of electronic music in the UK. Delia consistently inspires and encourages artists to go beyond their usual ways of working, so we can’t wait to see how her work inspires this time.” – Caro C, lead artist

How to apply

If you’re interested in taking part please complete a short online form* telling us a bit about yourself and why you would like to take part by Mon 16 Dec, 10am.

APPLY HERE

For more information or questions please contact Lucy Scott at lucys@brightersound.com or 0161 830 3899.

*We’re committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you require the form in a different format or have difficulty completing the form online, please call us to discuss alternative options on 0161 830 3899.


This project is made possible by the National Lottery via Arts Council England. With thanks to our funders Help Musicians UK, PRS Foundation, Manchester City Council and GMCA. 

Thank you to Spirit Studios for their support-in-kind on this project.

Deadline: 
12/16/2019
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