Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Online Exhibition Opportunity - Drake Music In Translation

For Drake Music In Translation, we are seeking to commission 2 artists
with personal experience of disability to collaborate with Drake Music
artist / curator in residence, Melanie Clifford, on a new online commission
investigating translation and interpretation.

We are interested in commissioning artists who work in any medium that
can be exhibited via an accessible online platform, including, but not limited
to: music, text, sound, image, performance for video and / or a conceptual
approach to networked media and collaboration.

The starting point for the commissioned work(s) will be a 1 minute silent video
by Melanie Clifford, which will be audio described.

Across 4 weeks in March 2011, the 3 artists will use online communication
tools to explore translation and interpretation in their work. During this period,
some of their ideas / conversations / work-in-progress will be posted to
commission-specific pages of the forthcoming, new Drake Music website. At
the end of this process the final piece(s) will be exhibited online via the Drake
Music website, launching our New Commissions programme, 2011.

DM will undertake to publicise and host the final piece, and each artist will receive a small honorarium of £400 for their work.

To apply, please send your CV + up to 3 examples of your work, documented
in digital format (or link to website where examples can be found) + a brief
statement of your interest in the theme of translation and interpretation. We
can accept attachments up to 25MB in most digital formats.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your application, the
project, or Drake Music.

Applications and enquiries by email to:

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 7th February 2011.

This commission is open internationally.

Commissioned artists should be available to work online during the period
28th February - 25th March 2011.

For more information on Melanie Clifford:
Prior to website release, keep up to date with Drake Music via: http://

Launching our New Commissions programme 2011

The Drake Music New Commissions programme is designed to provide opportunities for musicians, composers and artists with disabilities to develop new work in an integrative, critical context. We are particularly interested in exploring process and participation in the production of new work, and in encouraging cross-disciplinary dialogue and socially engaged practice.

Drake Music is part of the wider cultural activity of re-imagining (dis)ability and diversity via arts and music. We are intent on using the opportunity of commissioning new work to inspire contemporary critical debate.

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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

New Website will be ready to go soon!

We are completely redeveloping our website into a new inclusive resource, for musicians, composers, artists, learners, teachers, participants and audiences. The new site, along with our new look, is currently being tested and will be launched shortly.

Music Mentoring programme in London

Looking for one to one support in music making? Or maybe you are already a professional musician looking for new ways to express yourself creativly?
We are looking for Mentees to join our FREE Mentor programme. More details can be found here