The Delia Derbyshire Day team are excited to be able to offer 2 new music/sound art commissions as part of their Delia Derbyshire Day 2021 project.
You will collaborate with an artist from another artform (dance/movement, visual art, digital visual art, creative technology, multi-media) to create an exciting new work inspired by Delia, her archive and her work.
They have also come up with the theme of “imagination” – like Delia and her The BBC Radiophonic Workshop colleagues they want to look beyond limitations. They love Delia’s colleague Dick Mills’ description: “necessity is the mother of invention.”
The work will be premiered online as part of DD Day 2021 (23 November 2021) and further performance opportunities could be offered. You need to show understanding of Delia’s work and working methods – you can research about Delia online. They want you to be bold and dedicated to your craft, like Delia was.
In collaboration, you will produce a new work (maximum 12 minutes) inspired by Delia and theme of imagination. You will interact with the Delia Derbyshire Archive at John Ryland Library, Manchester.
Payment of £1000 (5 days @ £200 per day) includes all costs for the presentation of your new collaborative work at DD Day 2021 (online and possibly live in-person event), a blog post and an online and/or in person conversation about your commission.
They are interested in supporting new work that is multi-disciplinary and cross-generational, inviting nourishing exchanges between artists. They are therefore looking to support artists of all ages (18+) and levels of experience.
How to apply
For full application information please go to https://deliaderbyshireday.com/dd-day-2021-artist-commissions/
Closing date for applications: midnight on 14 May 2021
Artist start commissions: 1 June 2021
If you need any help with accessibility to apply for this opportunity, please do contact them and they will find a solution.
This opportunity is funded by Arts Council England and The Granada Foundation, hence the North West England regional focus.
* They use an inclusive definition of the word woman, welcoming applications from artists who also identify as non-binary, trans and marginalised gender.