open call for sound works

July 26, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, electroacoustic by mwhiteside

fort process

Fort Process is an expansive multi-disciplinary music and arts festival that takes place in the evocative spaces of Newhaven Fort in East Sussex, UK. After an acclaimed, sold-out debut in 2014 the festival is back for a second edition on September 3rd 2016 with an extensive international programme of performances, site-specific sound installations, talks, films, poetry and workshops.

the brief

We are calling for sonic works to interpret the theme of movement at this year’s Fort Process festival. We are interested in receiving proposals for all forms of sound-based art including: sound installation, sound sculpture, kinetic art, aeolian sculpture, land art. We are looking for work that uses sound as its primary medium. For this call-out, we are not seeking works that are performance-based – we have already programmed a vast amount of performances at the festival. You may propose work with performative elements but this call-out is actively seeking works that are installation-based or long-form. Audio-visual and cross-disciplinary work will be considered and you are free to interpret the brief as you wish. This year’s theme is movement, with a particular emphasis on its relationship with sound, so be sure to ensure your proposal tackles this on some level. You can interpret this literally or conceptually; seriously or with humour. We are looking for works that will critically reflect upon the qualities of the fort (acoustical, topographical, psychogeographical, historical, etc.) and look to complement the rest of our diverse programme.

submission criteria

how to apply

Read through this document, then email your application as

a PDF file (maximum size: 10MB) to: with ‘Fort Process 2016 open-call

application’ in the subject line.

application deadline

The submission deadline is 23:59 Sunday 07/08/2016.

No late submissions will be considered.

all applications must include

• Name and contact details

• Description of project in writing (max. 500 words)

• A brief artistic biography (max. 200 words)

• Supporting material (max. 3 images/links to A/V material)

• Basic technical specification and equipment list

• Dimensions of minimum space required (provide a floor

plan if appropriate)

• Indication of timescale needed to install work