#WeAreEquals - Music Academy + MUTEK Barcelona
We are looking for future leaders of the electronic music sector able to transform this industry towards more gender equality and social diversity.
#WeAreEquals – Music Academy is a training programme for rising talents in order to provide them the tools to develop and expand their career. We are particularly interested in identifying artists, producers and professionals who are influential ambassadors in the music sector and are therefore able to push the agenda on equality and diversity.
The training will cover the following topics:
- Industry perspective- with a particular focus on DIY, electronic scenes and subcultures.
- Discussion around different models and approaches that have worked for different artists
- Practical exercise - ‘strategy and identity’
- Digital promotion, distribution and developing a visual identity.
- How to DIY release - exploring different approaches to releasing music
- The potential for developing artist communities and networks
The British Council's work in Spain focuses on changing perceptions and encouraging greater equality, diversity and inclusion across the arts and society. Through the #WeAreEquals – Music Academy programme, we intend to bring these strands together. Our focus on gender equality in music is further bolstered by research and activity across the sector. The presence of women in the music industry remains very low in across Europe; women represent 20% or less among registered composers and songwriters (PRS Foundation’s Keychange programme). This programme will also gather together our current partnerships with festivals, tour managers, record labels and artists in order to promote actively the role of women and underrepresented groups in the music industry towards professionals and audience.
For more than 9 years now the British Council has been at the forefront of programming a gender balanced radio show on Radio3 (Spanish National Radio). The Selector showcases the best of British emerging talents, many of whom have gone on to become some of today's international stars such as Florence & The Machine, Years & years, Jorja Smith or Dua Lipa.
Apply now / before 27th January
Prior to MUTEK Barcelona, the #WeAreEquals Music Academy will offer two days of training sessions run by British and Spanish professionals along with special guests artists coming from the UK to share their personal experience.
The most outstanding participants at the Music Academy will be offered the opportunity to perform along with their British mentors in a number of festivals in Spain, including during MUTEK.
If you want to be one of the selected candidates then fill in the following form before 27th January. We'll inform you by the 3rd of February if you've been selected.
If your application is successful, the British Council will cover the cost of your training (450€) and provide logistic and technical support needed for the performances of the best candidates at major Spanish festivals.
The training sessions will take place on 21-22 February at Bridge48 Barcelona.
Take part in our professional network
The training sessions and the talks will gather the best professionals of the music industry in order to provide you clear and practical insights to develop your career.
For #WeAreEquals Barcelona, we are looking for exclusively producers and sound artists that will shape the future of the industry. For Djs only, please see next call for #WeAreEquals Madrid (June 2020).
We are blessed and proud to partner MUTEK Barcelona and BRIDGE_48 for this new edition of #WeAreEquals
MUTEK is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination and development
of digital creativity in sound, music, and audio-visual art. Its mandate is to provide a platform for the most original and visionary artists currently working in their fields, with the intent of providing an outlet of initiation and discovery for the audiences
we seek to develop.
Over the years, the MUTEK festival has presented a considerable number of renowned artists while simultaneously
providing an important showcase for up-and-coming talent. The festival provides an open,
inviting environment that encourages rewarding exchanges between artists, professionals, and the public; MUTEK is a point of convergence, drawing participants from all over the world to profit from a context of active discovery. Many of the festival’s participants
have gained concrete and positive opportunities from their involvement with MUTEK.
Always looking to maintain and develop its pertinence within its chosen community, from early on MUTEK has strived
to expand its sphere of activities beyond the core festival. A MUTEK network exists today, with ramifications
in North America, South America, Asia and Europe, which provides an essential platform to promote and explore wide-ranging artistic content, all the while reflecting a cultural effervescence that is both real and global.
BRIDGE_48, the house of advanced music is boosting the artistic development of Future Music Creators through a magnetic community and state of the art studios, as the first International Music Production Center in Barcelona attracting the industry's leading stakeholders.
The first Artistic Community from the music scene arrives to Barcelona. A House with spaces designed to boost your creativity and music production skills, sound Pro and interact with artists like you.
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Where are you based?
Website / Social networks + Soundcloud / Mixcloud
Tell us your story, your work, your achievements in electronic music (past and future gigs, previous training ...)
What's your musical style?
70% of the training will be delivered only in English. What's your level?
Tell us why you want to participate in the #WeAreEquals Music Academy
Can you tell us your age?
If you have any special needs in terms of access (eg for wheelchairs...), please let us know.
Thanks! - ¡Gracias!
We'll get back to you soon to let you know the result of your application.
Personal Data Protection
In compliance with the current regulations on data protection (Organic Law 15/1999 on the Protection of Personal Data) we inform you that the personal data you provide in this form will be included in files that are the responsibility of the Delegation in Spain of the British Foundation Council, with address in Paseo Gral. Martínez Campos 31, 2010 Madrid, with the sole purpose of managing your application to participate in the training sessions and creation of the #WeAreEquals Music Academy. You can exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation or objection by writing to
Image rights: Photographs and recordings of the entire project will be made. The images recorded in this activity will be available online and free of charge in order to document the activities organised in the context of the #WeAreEquals Music Academy. They may also be used for the dissemination and communication of the project. Please confirm your agreement.
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