By Janet Moore - Director - SparkedEcho
Aged 19-25? Are you a songwriter looking to develop your craft... and get paid?
The Sea Folk Sing music project is looking for 2 young songwriters aged 19-25 who live in Gravesham, Medway or Swale.
We want to commission you to write one song that will be performed in public in November by an older people's choir.
You will get to work with established artists, be involved in community workshops to get inspiration, and see your song recorded in a studio.
We are looking for writers who can work with the themes of folklore, history and society. We are open to all styles of folk music that have local storytelling at their heart - from traditional English and contemporary urban, to world music and digital sound-based work.
The commission fee is £1200 to write the song, attend some community music workshops and take part in creative meetings.
If you are interested, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, telling us why you want the commission and what your musical background is. Also include links to 2 examples of your music e.g. SoundCloud, YouTube, attached sound files. You can find our more about the Sea Folk Sing project here.
The deadline to apply is Monday 3rd June 2019.
We will make a decision and let everyone know by Wednesday 5th June 2019.
Please note the project takes place between June 2019 - November 2019, where you will be required to attend some workshops and creative meetings in the North Kent area. The fee includes costs towards travel.
SparkedEcho have been commissioned by Ideas Test to produce Sea Folk Sing. Any contract of work will be with Ideas Test.
SparkedEcho CIC is a Community Interest Company No. 10405258