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Sound Artist – Transported, SpareParts Festival

We are commissioning an Artist to create an audio-artwork, incorporating stories, anecdotes, memories, conversations and suggested songs, from residents of Fleetwood.

We looking for an Artist that can curate generated content into an inventive, considered and thought-provoking artwork. The output will be a 2hr high-quality soundscape.

Generated content will be passed to the commissioned Sound Artist on 1 July, first draft soundscape required by noon on 8 July. The final artwork, 2hrs in length, will be ready by 12 July 2021. Please note the dates and timeline to ensure you are available and have capacity for this concentrated work in a rapid period of time.

£1,225 inclusive of VAT to cover:

  • Completion of a 2hr original sound artwork by 12 July 2021 (content generated from community engagement supplied by LeftCoast)
  • Online planning and production meetings with SpareParts and LeftCoast 
  • PRS license (payment and organisation of) for songs suggested by Fleetwood residents 

Key dates: 

  • Deadline for applications: noon on Monday 31 May 
  • Shortlisted artists interviewed (online): w/c 7 June (TBC)
  • Generated content ready for Sound Artist: Wed 30 June
  • Draft 1 deadline: 8 July 
  • Draft 2 deadline: 12 July 


  • Evidence the skills to create a sound artwork that is innovative, considered and thought-provoking, utilising content generated by the public 
  • Available to work in a concentrated period 
  • Ability to work to short deadlines 
  • Willingness for collaboration with SpareParts and LeftCoast 

To Apply 

To apply, please email the following to Programme Manager claire@sparepartsfestival.co.uk 

  1. A document with weblinks to 3 x projects you think best evidences your capabilities to deliver this commission  
  2. A copy of your CV
  3. A short description, or Method Statement on how you would approach the commission (less than 500 words) 
  4. Please title your email: (insert your name) TRANSPORTED commission 

Access Support

If you would like to receive the commissioning guidance in an alternative format, alternative language or large print, would like to request assistance with completing your application, or discuss submitting your proposal in a different format please contact: claire@sparepartsfestival.co.uk