Micro-commissions – call out


At Lancaster Jazz Festival, we’re expanding our micro-comissions project launched in 2020, with 6 commissions available to be delivered throughout 2022! These are simple briefs, that look to present a digital work (however you may choose to interpret that), and explore the possibilities of interacting with audiences online.

We’re looking for new and innovative ways to present work, that could sit within the current climate of fast paced digital content creation and consumption, but outside of the “traditional” live stream. They could embrace this – or be a reaction against it.

To explore this further, we are commissioning ‘micro’ pieces that explore the potential of the current plugged in world of content. Commissioned pieces will be up to 10 minutes and will feature audio and visual content to be presented on any accessible online platform of your choice. We encourage you to think outside of the box and be creative in your use of the service you choose.

We would like the piece to be linked to Lancaster, we’re open to how you interpret this – it could be either through your inspiration, collaboration or the story the piece tells, or it could be another link that makes sense for you.

Here are some links to the previous micro-commissions but we encourage you to be innovative and individual in your application to this project:

Quick details

  • £750 budget to the writing/production of the piece
  • paid time for support session with the LJF team
  • no more than 10 minutes in length – consider your platform and how it is presented
  • must contain audio and visual content
  • to be delivered on an accessible online platform of the artists choice between March and September 2022

How to apply

Apply by completing the application form.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 3rd January, 2022.

For any questions or to discuss this opportunity please contact

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