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We’re offering musicians and sound producers the opportunity to take part in a creative online music course with artists from Ukraine.

Call out: She Makes Music
9th September 2021

We’re offering musicians and sound producers the opportunity to take part in a creative online music course with artists from Ukraine.

We’re offering musicians and sound producers the opportunity to take part in a creative online music course with artists from Ukraine.

Part of our gender equality programme, this international collaboration with MusicUp in Ukraine is open to women and people from marginalised genders in the North of England.

We want to hear from people who are interested in collaborating and developing an international community of women musicians, producers and managers.

What’s involved

As part of a group of 30, you’ll take part in:

  • Online sessions on music management, marketing and music production
  • Webinars on royalties and gender issues in music with guest speakers
  • Group mentoring and feedback sessions

Within the group of 30, you’ll be split into 6 groups to:

  • Spend two days coming up with ideas for a new track
  • Collaboratively create one new musical composition per group

Dates and times

This course will take place across October 2021 on:

  • Monday 11th, 5.30-8.30pm
  • Wednesday 13th, 5.30-7pm
  • Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th, 12-6pm
  • Monday 18th and Wednesday 20th, 5.30-7pm
  • Saturday 23th and Sunday 24th, 12-6pm
  • Monday 25th and Wednesday 27th, 5.30-8.30pm
  • Saturday 30th, 12-3pm

There will also be two open webinars on Wednesday 3rd and 10th November. Times to be confirmed. A final Listening Party will take place on Saturday 13th November, 12-1.30pm.

The course will be accessible remotely via video call on Zoom.

Who can apply

  • Musicians and sound producers of any background, discipline or genre with a strong track record of writing, producing and performing, and a growing online presence
  • People aged 18+ (there is no upper age limit!)
  • Women and people from marginalised genders – we use an inclusive definition of the words ‘women’ and ‘female’, welcoming participants who may identify as non-binary, gender non-conforming, cis-gendered, or trans
  • People who are based in, or have strong links to, the North of England (by the ‘North’ we mean the North East, North West and Yorkshire regions) 

Applicants should:

  • Have at least 2 years experience in creating music
  • Have experience collaborating with other artists
  • Be interested in bringing their music to an international level
  • Have the capacity to work online, recording their own instruments and/or voices
  • Be keen to develop inclusive and artistic practice
  • Be curious and generous – willing to share experiences and learn from others

How to apply

Please complete an online application form* by Sunday 3rd October, 11pm.

You’ll be asked some personal details along with the following questions:

  1. Tell us a bit about you, your music and your career to date
  2. Why are you interested in taking part in this project?
  3. What would you like to achieve by taking part in this project?

WRITTEN APPLICATION

If you’d prefer to answer these questions in audio or video format (max. 3 mins per question), please click the link below. You’ll be asked for some personal details, and we’ll then give you instructions on how to send us your audio or video submission. 

AUDIO/VIDEO APPLICATION

*If you have any specific access needs relating to the application process, or the work itself, please contact info@brightersound.com or 0161 546 5334.


She Makes Music is a partnership project between Brighter Sound and Unbeaten Path and their education program Music Up. The project is supported as part of ‘Culture for Changes’ with the support of Ukrainian Cultural Foundation and British Council.

‘Culture for Changes’ is an international partnership programme aimed at jointly seeking answers to today’s challenges by supporting cultural dialogue and creating joint cultural and artistic projects.