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Apply to join our Emerging Artists Programme!

Posted on: September 27th, 2021 by Zoe Carassik-Lord No Comments

We’re looking for 10 Emerging Artists between the ages of 16-25 to join a FREE, year-long programme of music, personal and career development worth £1,200!

The programme has already helped six young artists progress and develop their skills and learn new attributes to help them thrive as musicians and have a wider understanding of the industry. Even during lockdown, they were able to arrange and put on a live-streamed gig at iconic Margate venue the Tom Thumb Theatre called REVIVAL, to great success.

The group have also started working on a music label called Wantsum Music? that will work alongside the programme that will help young artists in the Kent area distribute their music for the first time.

A previous participant of the programme said:

Emerging Artists has been an incredible opportunity. It’s given me a platform, boosted my confidence, got me back to performing and connected me with the music community. I’m inspired by my peers everyday. To be around likeminded people is so important.”

Connor Beerling, Emerging Artist 2020-21

Over the course of a year you will:

What we ask of you:

How to apply:

Send us a cover letter of around 500 words, or a video of you talking for around 2 minutes, to zoe@piefactorymusic.com with the following details:

Apply to join our Girls Programme!

Posted on: September 1st, 2021 by Zoe Carassik-Lord No Comments

We’re looking for up to 15 young people who identify as female or genderqueer between the ages of 13 – 18 years to join a programme of musical support and growth.

Over the course of a year you will:

Attend supportive musical drop-in sessions with a community of female or genderqueer young musicians, led by our Girls Programme Producer

Produce a live music event as part of the POW! Festival

Attend regular planning meetings in the run-up to the live music event

Attend a masterclass by a professional in the music industry

Take part in musical projects led by inspiring female creatives and professionals

What we ask of you:

COMMITMENT – if you are selected to join the programme you must turn up on time, and be dependable and reliable at events.

SUPPORTIVE – this programme is about being part of a safe, creative community where each participant is empowered to share their music and ambitions with supportive peers around them.

ADVOCACY – you are part of the Pie Factory Music family now! Shout loud and be proud about being part of the Girls Programme, and be an inspiring ambassador for our young people and our organisation.

How to apply:

Send us a cover letter of around 500 words, or a video of you talking for around 2 minutes, with the following details:

Your age

Where you live

A contact number

What kind of musician you are, and who your influences are OR what excites you about the music industry, and who your influences are

The one goal that you think being part of the Girls Programme will help you to achieve (for example, creating and publishing an original song)

An example of how you have worked collaboratively or been part of a team in the past, and what you achieved working together.

Send your applications to rachel@piefactorymusic.com. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 13 October, 12pm. The first introductory drop-in session will take place from 20 October, and will run on Wednesdays from 6.30 – 8.30pm.

Discover our 2020-21 group Sirens journey