Call For Submissions - Sound Art

Waterside & Creative Industries Trafford are seeking to commission a new piece of work from a sound artist to create new audio installation artwork(s) for the venue in Sale, Manchester during our Refract: 18 Festival in summer 2018. 

REFRACT:18 is a special ten day programme of stimulating and unexpected work both in and outside the venue, asking audiences to see things differently. 

This commission aims to create a piece of original audio content. The work(s) will be experienced outside of our gallery, so can appear in one or more locations throughout the building. The content may be a soundscape, a musical composition or an immersive audio piece, which needs to be accessible to listeners either via headphones or through a smartphone.

The fee available is £1000 and finished work needs to be ready for the launch of our Refract 18 festival, 18th-28th July 2018.

To apply:

  • Please send us up to 200 words with an outline of what you wish to create.
  • Please send an artist's statement up to 100 words.
  • Please include relevant web links and / or audio links - please do not send sound files via email.

Email, using Refract Audio in the subject header. 

Fee: £1000
Deadline for submissions: 18th May 2018
Production deadline: 9th July 2018

For more information or to arrange a site visit, please contact our Festival Curator, Mario Popham on the above email address.


This commission opportunity is supported by Arts Council England. For further information visit and