Durham Brass Festival: Call for submissions, Deaf / Disabled Artist Commission

Closing Date: 18 January 2021

Durham Brass Festival

Location: Durham

Remuneration: £7000 commission fee


Durham Brass in white on a blue background. The upright of the B takes the form of a brass instrument sat on its bell.

Durham Brass Festival is delighted to offer 2 commissions of up to £7000 (+ any access costs) each for deaf/disabled artists for our next annual festival, due to take place in July 2021. We are looking for expressions of interest which are brass music based, inspired by brass music, and/or linked to the history of brass music. It could be inspired by the vibrations of making music, or the patterns of notation. The commission should produce an output for the 2021 festival- this could be a piece of music, an online event, a performance or a live performance. So long as your proposal is inspired by brass music, we are open to all ideas!

The brief can be downloaded from our website (available in word and pdf format).

Deadline: Monday January 18 2021, 12 noon

All applicants will be contacted by January 27 2021

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an online interview in early February