The Collective (working title)

CALLING RADICAL MUSICIANS AND EXPERIMENTAL ARTISTS

A small collaborative group of multi disciplinary creatives generating exceptional new music and art for performance.

Initiated by an in independent electronic music artist, who has been supported by Clash Mag, BBC Introducing & Arts Council England and has toured nationally playing venues such as Bristol’s Colston Hall, Camden’s Roundhouse and various major UK festivals.

Together you will explore contemporary ideas of Afrofuturism, specifically with a London context, combining black music traditions with current innovation in music technology. You will create art that simultaneously bangs and blows people’s minds.

Play cousins with Kaytranada, Fela Kuti, Solange,

Structure

Research & Development

JUN 2018 – AUG 2018

You will meet once a week for 3 months to create and collaborate, identifying short and long term artistic aims while co-creating new music and work for performance.

During this time you will decide your collective goals, which will become the basis for a new funding application to support the collective’s work moving forward.

Content Creation

SEPT 2018 – NOV 2018

Based on your collective asprations, you will create content to support platforming the group beyond the rehearsal room.

Launch

JAN 2019 – FEB 2019

You will begin sharing your work publicly and establishing a collective profile through a strategic press and marketing plan. This will likely happen in conjunction with your first major performance opportunity, preparing you for for the forthcoming festival season.

Payment

This is not session work. This is a call out for genuine equal collaboration.

After the initial period of research and development, once you have collectively established your goals, funding will be secured to enable sustainable development of these ideas and your ability to commit your time moving forward.

Criteria

Open to instrumentalist, vocalists, digital artists, electronic artists, visual artists, music hackers and more. You must be:

  • Extremely creative
  • Highly skilled in your discipline
  • Woke and willing to breakdown archaic power structures in arts & wider society
  • Fun, kind and playful
  • Non-judgmental and intersectional in your approach to equality.
  • Able to positively participate in black cultural and artistic collaborative exchange

How To Apply

Applications close 9am Tuesday 29 May

Please send a short expression of interest, including some links to your work/clips of you performing live to george.temples90@gmail.com with the subject COLLECTIVE.

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