Artist Call Out, Sound/Music/Spoken Word, FESTIVAL31


Large Artist Commissions 2017

FESTIVAL31 is commissioning an artist from a refugee background who works with sound, whether through music, spoken word, soundscapes or other.

The successful artist will benefit from mentoring from a professional sound artist, and will produce new work inspired by stimuli provided by the festival. The resulting new work will be exhibited during the festival.

The successful artist will have experience of working in their field, with professional experience / previous published work being a desirable factor.

The successful applicant will need to commit a minimum of nine days between April and June, in addition to attending events and presenting work during the festival (19th June – 19th July).

The fee for this commission will be £1575. An additional materials budget of £150 will be available to the selected artist.


Submit your portfolio*, alongside your CV and covering letter to by Monday 17th April at 5pm. Please include a telephone number and an explanation of your interest in this commission.

*Wetransfer/dropbox/similar links are acceptable for submitting your portfolio.
You are responsible for ensuring that all work remains available to the festival commissioning panel until at least Monday 24th April.

You can find more information about the festival at We welcome artists who are currently within the asylum system to contact us to find out about other residencies and opportunities within the festival.