‘The Sound Bank scheme is offering funding of between £500 and £1500 towards the production of new audio pieces of 3 to 15 minutes duration each. Recipients of the scheme will also be allocated a ‘mentor’ to help with the artistic, editorial and practical realisation of their idea. The finished works will feature at In The Dark events and online. In addition In the Dark offers to promote winning commissions, liaising with broadcasters, webhosts, festivals and competition-holders across the English-speaking world.
An independent jury of radio enthusiasts chaired by Nina Garthwaite will award up to four grants. The scheme is open to all – first-time producers and students, migrants from other arts and media as well as experienced radio professionals seeking the opportunity to attempt something bold and adventurous.’
All proposals and showreels need to be submitted by midnight on Monday 5th September
Results will be published on this site on Friday 30th September
Pieces will need to be completed by January 2012