Call-out: Trans_Formation with I. JORDAN

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We’ve teamed up with I. JORDAN to present an intentional, dedicated creative residency for Trans and Non-Binary music makers.

Call-out: Trans_Formation with I. JORDAN
31st October 2022

We’ve teamed up with I. JORDAN to present an intentional, dedicated creative residency for Trans and Non-Binary music makers.

We’ve teamed up with one of dance music’s most exciting artists to present an intentional, dedicated creative residency for Trans and Non-Binary music makers.

Led by I. JORDAN, a producer and DJ known for their palette of raw and emotive club music, this 6-day project taking place in January 2023 is a space for artists to explore and develop their creative practice in a nurturing and mutually supportive environment. 

What’s involved

  • Over 5 days you’ll be based at inclusive venue Star & Shadow in Newcastle where you’ll collaborate to produce and perform new music 
  • On day 6 you’ll head to Manchester for a final performance at TRANUARY – a new day to night festival by trans for trans, platforming the best in trans talent from across the UK
  • The week will feature appearances from guest artists Ifeoluwa and TAAHLIAH 

We’ll cover travel and accommodation costs, and daily expenses of up to £25 per person. An access bursary is also available – please contact us for more information.

“This will be an opportunity to support, nurture and grow our creativity and create something unique in a space that is ours. Trans and queer spaces are powerful and transformative, but there are not enough dedicated spaces that specifically allow artists to just create. We will be using the power of community to harness our creativity. I can’t wait to see what we make together.” – I. JORDAN

Produced in partnership with Generator and TRANUARY, this project is part of our mission to make music more accessible, equal and diverse. It follows the launch of All Things Equal – our crowd-sourced Manifesto for Gender Equality in Music which was released on International Women’s Day in March 2022.

Who it’s for

We want to hear from Trans and Non-Binary musicians (aged 18+) of any genre or musical background including:

  • Producers
  • DJ’s
  • Vocalists
  • Instrumentalists
  • Composers
  • Or any other type of musician!

Priority will be given to people from or based in the North of England (North East, North West and Yorkshire regions). 

We’re particularly keen to hear from marginalised intersectional communities including Black, South Asian and ethnically diverse people and people with lived experience of disability.


  • Monday 16 January – Introduction meeting, online
  • Monday 23 – Thursday 26 January – Residency at the Star and Shadow, Newcastle
  • Friday 27 January – First performance at the Star and Shadow, Newcastle
  • Saturday 28 January – Final performance at TRANUARY, Manchester

How to apply

If this project sounds up your street, we’d love to hear from you!

You can either apply in writing or by recording yourself (using video or audio) and including links to these recordings within the form. 

If you have any specific access needs relating to the application process let us know and we’ll be happy to help. You are welcome to apply with support from a personal assistant (PA) or carer. 

The application deadline is 11pm on Monday 12 December. We encourage you to submit your application before the deadline but don’t hesitate to get in contact with Kinaya at if you need more time.

Apply to Trans_Formation: Power in Community

Access information

The Star and Shadow in Newcastle has:

  • Level access throughout the venue
  • 2 accessible toilets, including a changing place

The performance space in Manchester has:

  • Lift access to the venue
  • Disabled toilets on all floors
  • Accessible parking

Publicity and safety

We understand that some people may want to take part but would like to remain anonymous. We won’t include names or pictures in any press, media or publicity without consent.

Any questions or want to chat about the project?

Drop Kinaya a message at or call 0161 546 5334. 

Trans_Formation: Power in Community is presented by Brighter Sound and Generator, in partnership with TRANUARY. Supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and PRS Foundation as a Talent Development Partner, supported by PPL.