North West England Based Artist Aged 30 or Under, Delia Derbyshire Day

North West England Based Artist Aged 30 or Under, Delia Derbyshire Day

What does your Electric Storm look like?

Delia Derbyshire Day is looking to commission an outstanding digital, multi media or creative technology artist aged 30 or under. As part of our DD Day 2019 “Electric Storm 50” project, we want you to collaborate with a musician/sound artist to create an exciting new work inspired by the seminal album ‘An Electric Storm’ by White Noise. Delia Derbyshire was a key member of White Noise. The work will be performed at DD Day 2019 (23 November 2019) in Manchester 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. We want you to be bold and dedicated to your craft, like Delia was.

We will match you with a musician/sound artist or you might work with someone you already know (they need to apply too). In collaboration, you will produce a 15-20 minute new work inspired by the Electric Storm album. You will also interact with the Delia Derbyshire Archive at John Rylands Library, Manchester.

Payment of £1000 (5 days @ £200 per day) including the first performance at DD Day 2019. Further performance opportunities will be paid separately.

For more information and application guidelines, please visit

Deadline for applications: midnight on 30 April

Artist selected by DD Day trustees: 17 May 2019

If you would like to ask any questions or talk about this opportunity, email Caro (project manager) at

This opportunity is funded by Arts Council England and The Granada Foundation, hence the North West England regional focus. The age limit is defined by the organisational development aspect of this project which is to develop our work with people aged 16-30.